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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 hashtag #coronaviruspakistan is on the rise following the surge of cases in Pakistan.
The most mentioned English sources were the Guardian, Huffington Post, the New York Times and the Independent.
El Pais, Clarin, Publico, El Universal and El Comercio, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.
Joon-wook Kwon (South Korea, Korea CDC):
"COVID-19 is spreading at various spaces and meetings, such as small religious groups, internet cafes and after-school private academies, in the populated capital region, where there are many people who move around"; "Based on the recent pattern of virus spread, we are concerned about a potential wave of large-scale infections at closed and crowded places".
Taro Aso (Japan, Finance Minister):
"I have received phone calls from overseas asking 'Do you have any drug that only you guys have?' My answer is the level of cultural standard is different, and then they fall silent".
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