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2nd Jun 2020

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Drugs firms managing to meet demand, EU says

Pharmaceutical firms have stepped up production of medical supplies to prevent pandemic-linked shortages, the EU's single market commissioner, Thierry Breton, has said. "They are doubling production and I think we're going to be able to address the situation," he told French radio Thursday. The Dutch, the same day, offered to put €1bn into a joint virus fund to purchase medicines as an alternative to other ideas of issuing eurozone "corona-bonds".

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Beethoven vs Virus: How his birthplace Bonn is coping

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Bonn cancelled Beethoven: the much-anticipated 'Beethovenfest', as well as numerous concerts, exhibits and theatre performances were called off, some of the events were rescheduled for 2021.

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