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 German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron at the European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph:  EPA/Yves Herman/EPA

Several countries in Europe reported record numbers of daily cases of coronavirus as the continent struggles to contain the virus spread. Germany’s d(...)

A zookeeper feeding penguins at a closed zoo in Prague. The Czech government has shut zoos and indoor sports venues for two weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

The Czech Republic is introducing new restrictions and Slovakia is mobilising troops to help fight the spread of coronavirus as alarm grows across cen(...)

  People wearing   face masks walk on the Red Square in Moscow. The city   reported 1,560 new coronavirus cases on Friday and Russia registered 7,212 new infections – the highest such daily figures in three months. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Moscow’s mayor has urged its older residents not to leave home and called on firms to allow staff to work remotely, in a bid to blunt a sharp rise in (...)

Czech health minister Adam Vojtech announces his resignation in Prague. Photograph: Vit Simanek/AP Photo via CTK

Czech health minister Adam Vojtech has resigned amid criticism of the government’s handling of a surge in coronavirus cases, as infection rates rise a(...)

A square in the medieval old town of Dubrovnik in Croatia. Photograph: Darko Bandic/AP

Croatia is leading efforts in southeastern Europe to salvage something of the summer holiday season for countries that fear the coronavirus crisis wil(...)

A man walks through central Prague on Wednesday. The Czech government has made it compulsory to wear facemasks in public spaces. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

The Czech Republic has allowed some non-essential shops to reopen and hopes to gradually lift other anti-coronavirus measures soon, after the governme(...)