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Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing

National Mar 30, 2020

Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing

by Junko Horiuchi

Japan's approach to halting the coronavirus pandemic might seem to other nations around the world like it is very social, and not so distant. As communities from Milan to Melbourne find themselves compelled to hunker down in their homes, peeking through the curtains at a ...

Coronavirus lockdowns give Europe's cities cleaner air

World Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus lockdowns give Europe's cities cleaner air

Air pollution has decreased in urban areas across Europe during lockdowns to combat the coronavirus, new satellite images showed on Monday, but campaigners warned city-dwellers were still more vulnerable to the epidemic. Cities including Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Milan and Frankfurt showed a reduction in average ...