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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
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.
The following news were found among the most mentioned/retweeted items:
The most mentioned English sources were the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, CNBC and NBC news.
El Mundo, El Diario, CNN (Spanish Version), RT (Spanish Version) and El Confidencial, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.
Tedros Adhanom (WHO, Director-General):
"Find, isolate, test and care for every case, trace and quarantine every contact, equip and train health workers and educate and empower communities to protect themselves and others. Not testing alone. Not physical distancing alone. Not contact tracing alone. Not masks alone. Do it all."
Olivier Véran (France, Minister of Health):
"For ten consecutive weeks, the number of cases has been decreasing and all the indicators show that the situation is under control. ... The spread of the virus remains contained within specific zones".
Fact checked: health-related claims
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Fact checked: conspiracy theories
Fact checkers debunk claims that Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege resigned as head of a coronavirus task force in the Democratic Republic Congo because he had been asked to inflate COVID-19 numbers, reporting that Mukwege blamed organisational problems, outpaced strategy and slow testing when he resigned from his post (agencialupa).
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