This media surveillance collects articles reported through publicly available web sites.
It is created with the Europe Media Monitor (EMM).
The selection and placement of stories are determined automatically by a computer program.
- USA: autopsies reveal that first U.S. coronavirus death already occurred in early February; director of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority says his departure was retaliation for clashes over chloroquine
- Spain: lockdown measures will remain in place until 9 May
- Italy's daily coronavirus death toll falls, but new cases climb
- France records 544 new deaths as hospital cases continue week-long decline
- Germany: Chancellor Merkel calls coronavirus a challenge to democracy; all of Germany's states have announced plans to make face masks compulsory
- Poland’s case number exceeds 10,000 weeks before election
- UK: 20,000 households in England are being contacted to take part in a study to track coronavirus in the general population
- Belgium’s death toll passed 6,000 with 46% of deaths occurring in hospitals and 52% in residential care centres
- Russia’s economy is hit by falling oil prices as almost 58,000 coronavirus cases were reported
- India: Over 1,400 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours take India’s tally past 21,000
- In Pakistan, Imams overrule lockdown rules as Ramadan nears
- South Korea: Health authorities are preparing equipment for second wave of COVID-19
- Japan: Medical experts are urging Japan to test more people for the novel coronavirus; 48 crew members aboard cruise ship Costa Atlantica tested positive in Nagasaki
- China reports no new Covid-19 deaths for the eighth day in a row
- Economy: Power-use patterns reveal secrets of world's new lockdown lifestyle; European shares closed higher Wednesday as oil markets bounced back from a steep sell-off
The following news were found among the most mentioned/retweeted items:
- A disturbing new study suggests Sean Hannity’s show helped spread the coronavirus (vox)
- Coronavirus at meat packing plants worse than first thought, USA TODAY investigation finds (desmoinesregister)
- Coronavirus kills more Americans in one month than the flu kills in one year (nationalreview)
- A mysterious blood-clotting complication is killing coronavirus patients (washingtonpost)
- Pachinko stores in Tokyo reopened and closed (sankei)
- CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating (washingtonpost)
- It’s not too late to go on offense against the coronavirus (newyorker)
The hashtag #ramadan appears more frequently in covid-19-related tweets as ramandan is due to start on 24 April.
The most mentioned English sources were the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Reuters and the New York Post.
El País, Infobae, CNN (Spanish version), El Confidencial and RT (Spanish version) and Le Parisien and Le Monde were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.
Kwon Joon-wook (South Korea, CDC Deputy Director):
"COVID-19 spreads through those who do not show symptoms and during incubation. It has a relatively low fatality rate and a relatively high basic reproduction number, which make it a virus with characteristics optimal to trigger a global pandemic. There is a high possibility of a second wave of infections."
Tedros Adhanom (WHO, Director-General):
"Make no mistake: we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time," "There's no question that stay-at-home orders and other physical distancing measures have successfully suppressed transmission in many countries. But this virus remains extremely dangerous".
Fact checked: trust in the media
- Fact checkers debunk claims that the media are lying about the pandemic, which is in reality less serious than they portray it to be (butac).
Fact checked: anti-China narratives
- Fact checkers debunk claims that Germany sent China a £130 billion bill for “coronavirus damages” (altnews).
Fact checked: prevention
- Fact checkers debunk Philippines’ president Duterte’s claim that gasoline can be used to kill traces of the COVID-19 virus in the hands (factrakers).
- Fact checkers debunk claims that Russia found a COVID-19 vaccine (colombiacheck).
- Fact checkers debunk claims that COVID-19 can be treated with anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory medicine or antibiotics (newtral).
Fact checked: coronavirus’ impact on climate
- Fact checkers debunk claims that thanks to the confinement measures implemented in many countries to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the ozone hole has partially recovered and the global temperature dropped 1.2 degrees (afp).
Fact checked: conspiracy theories
- Fact checkers debunk claims that the novel coronavirus is part of a global vaccination agenda concocted by Bill Gates (tempo).
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- Publication date
- 23 April 2020