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French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised more than 8 billion euros (8.8 billion dollars) to boost the country’s automobile industry, hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In return, carmakers Renault and PSA – which makes Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opel cars – had promised to maintain production on French soil and move higher-value activities back from overseas, Macron said. The announcements came days before Renault is due to announce a 2-billion-euro cost-cutting plan. The carmaker...

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Espanyol and Leganes fans, holding current season tickets, will be handed free passes for the entire 2020-2021 campaign to compensate for missing matches due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the two La Liga clubs said on Tuesday. The Spanish top-flight is set to resume in June after being provisionally suspended in March with 11 rounds of matches remaining but, as in Germany’s Bundesliga, fans cannot attend the games in order to prevent...

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France’s cumulative death toll from coronavirus infection rose by 73 or 0.3 per cent to 28,530 on Tuesday. This is a similar rate of increase as the day before despite health authorities having resumed taking into account nursing home data after a four-day interruption. In a statement, the Health Ministry said the number of fatalities was up 83 in hospitals, to 18,195. But the death toll in nursing homes has been revised to 10,335, 10...

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Spain, on Monday, urged foreign tourists to return from July as one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns eased, with streets gradually filling again and some pupils returning to school. The world’s second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to handle the COVID-19 pandemic but has seen out the worst and plans to lift a 14-day quarantine requirement on overseas arrivals within weeks. “It is perfectly coherent to plan summer vacations to come to...

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Two people from two English Premier League (EPL) clubs have tested positive for the coronavirus after a second batch of testing, the Premier League said on Saturday. Since the players returned to limited group training on Tuesday, eight positive tests for the virus have been confirmed from England’s top flight clubs. “The Premier League can today (Saturday) confirm that on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these,...

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes it is the right time for England’s Premier League (EPL) to resume after a two-month stoppage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Premier League hopes to restart its season in June, having been suspended since mid-March. Its plans were given a boost after the government last week opened the door for competitive football to resume. Premier League clubs have been given permission to train in small groups and Klopp said...

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Restaurants and hotels across Germany have begun reopening, with Monday bringing more easing of restrictions for the hospitality industry across most of the country’s states. Hotels are fully open for business for domestic tourists in the cities of Hamburg and Bremen in the north, as well as the western regions of North Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate and the eastern states of Saxony and Thuringia. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast, hotels opened on Monday...

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One hundred and thirty people have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at accommodation for asylum seekers in western Germany, officials said on Monday. A spokeswoman for the district government of Cologne said that the remaining 170 residents at the shelter in the town of St. Augustin, around 30km  south-east of Cologne, have been confirmed negative in tests. “As in all state accommodation facilities, the highest hygiene standards are being implemented,’’ she said. According...

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French schools have registered 70 COVID-19 cases since some of them were allowed to reopen last week, French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Monday. Under the government’s lockdown exit plan, 40,000 primary schools and kindergartens have reopened in the country’s “green” regions – those with low COVID-19 numbers since May 11. Secondary schools are scheduled to resume operations on Monday, while high schools are to remain closed until June. “Seventy coronavirus cases have been...

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte outlined a further loosening of movement restrictions on Saturday, including opening borders to travellers from Europe from next month to unwind one of the world’s most rigid coronavirus lockdowns. With shops, bars, and restaurants due to reopen from Monday, the government has also announced that people will no longer have to justify travel within their own region and will be able to meet friends as well as family. “People will...