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    • Pope Francis offers Rome's homeless free Covid-19 tests

      Pope Francis offers Rome's homeless free Covid-19 tests

      Pope Francis is offering free coronavirus tests for Rome’s poor and homeless as part of the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of the Poor activities, the Vatican said on Thursday cited by Reuters. The swabs are being offered at a clinic off St. Peter’s Square that the pope set up several years ago to provide basic medical care to destitute people.

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    • Slovaks go testing en masse

      Slovaks go testing en masse

      Slovaks went en mass on Saturday to test for Covid-19, the first day of two-day nationwide initiative the government hopes will help reverse a fast rise in infections without a hard lockdown. According to Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad, 2.58 million took the test, and 25,850 or 1% tested positive and must go into quarantine.

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    • Canary Islands welcome German tourists with Covid-19 tests

      Canary Islands welcome German tourists with Covid-19 tests

      The Canary Islands are planning to welcome thousands of German tourists later this month before Spain's borders officially reopen, but want the visitors to be tested for the coronavirus, a source in the archipelago’s government said cited by Reuters. The plan, which still needs a green light from Madrid, follows an initiative by the Balearic Islands, which will start welcoming German tourists on Monday, but without a test.

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    • Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

      Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

      In just four weeks, a team of robotics researchers from the University of Southern Denmark has succeeded in developing the world’s first fully automatic swab robot, able to test patients for Covid-19. It will be deployed for work by late June, news wires reported.

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