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Sewage research signals early warning of coronavirus outbreaks

A project involving experts at Newcastle University is successfully detecting traces of coronavirus in sewage, providing an early warning for local outbreaks across the country. The government-led program has now proven that fragments of genetic material from the virus can be detected in wastewater. This can then indicate where a local community or an institution […]

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US rescinds global ‘do not travel’ coronavirus warning

The Trump administration on Thursday rescinded its warnings to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying conditions no longer warrant a blanket worldwide alert. The State Department lifted its level-four health advisory for the entire world in order to return to country-specific warnings. That move came shortly after the Centers for […]

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Italy sees virus ‘warning signs’ after Rome outbreaks

Italy’s top health agency on Friday urged caution after last week seeing “warning signs” of new coronavirus transmission, especially over outbreaks of cases in Rome. In its weekly report, the Higher Institute of Health (ISS) said the situation was generally positive, but that there was still a significant circulation of the virus. “In some regions, […]