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Italy: MSF starts COVID-19 response activities in four northern Italian hospitals

ROME - Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Italy are providing support to Italian health authorities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. MSF staff are based in four hospitals in the northern Italian province of Lodi, part of the...

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Help and solidarity needed in Europe to protect medical staff from COVID-19

BRUSSELS – As the number of people with COVID-19 continues to rise rapidly across many countries in Europe - now the epicentre of the pandemic - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges European Member States to demonstrate solidarity beyond their national borders. Essential medical...

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Greece: Evacuation of squalid Greek camps more urgent than ever over COVID-19 fears

ATHENS – The overcrowded and horrific living conditions in the camps - or  hotspots - on the Greek islands provide the perfect storm for a COVID-19 outbreak, warned Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Given the lack of adequate sanitation services and...

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Preparing for COVID-19 in South-East Asia

Tankred Stöbe, MSF emergency coordinator, visited several countries in South-East Asia to assess their preparedness for potential outbreaks of COVID-19 coronavirus and the support MSF could provide. He participated in training sessions with healthcare staff in a hepatitis C clinic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A similar training...

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Mediterranean migration: Ocean Viking arbitrarily quarantined by Italian authorities over COVID-19 fears

As Italy was hit by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak late last week, the Ocean Viking, the search and rescue ship operated by Doctors Withour Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE, was put under quarantine following the disembarkation of 276 people rescued at sea...

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MSF update on COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

MSF’s epidemiologists and infectious disease experts are following the fast-evolving development of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of 14 February, there are more than 64,000 cases worldwide, more than 99 per cent of which are in mainland China. We...

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Providing materials, engaging communities in the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

Specialised medical protective equipment from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is on its way to Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital in the capital city of Hubei province, China, the epicentre of the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. “As of 14 February, there...

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