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US hospital converts nearby parking lot into Covid care facility

Reno - To cope with an influx of coronavirus patients, a hospital in Reno in the western US state of Nevada has transformed two floors of a nearby parking garage into a care unit dealing with patients experiencing less severe symptoms.

Macron imposes new virus lockdown as French hospitals engulfed

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday a new coronavirus lockdown until at least December 1, hoping to bring under control an outbreak that is poised to overwhelm hospitals in a matter of days.

'Hard choices' as France weighs new virus clampdown

Paris - French officials said Tuesday that tougher restrictions are looming to counter an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases, with doctors warning that many hospitals are just days away from being overrun with patients.

Doctors in Karabakh hospital basement feel frontline effect

Stepanakert - In the basement of a hospital in Nagorno-Karabakh, nurses take off the jacket of a young soldier with a bandaged hand, his gaze empty. Nearby, another lies on a bed, his foot dressed in a bloody gauze.

Post-COVID care unit helps hard-hit patients in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Her voice temporarily silenced by a nearly three-month battle with COVID-19, Elenice da Silva "talks" by mouthing her words in a Brazilian care unit created to help hard-hit patients recover their health and their lives.

US black kids die at higher rates than white ones after surgery: study

Washington - African-American children in the United States have a 3.5 times greater risk of dying from an operation than white kids, according to a study out Monday based on tens of thousands of children.

French hospital staff protest in push for budget surge

Paris - Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff staged protests across France Tuesday to press for pay hikes and budget increases for a healthcare system that was pushed to the edge by the coronavirus pandemic.

France steps up coronavirus evacuations from packed hospitals

Nancy - France staged its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east on Sunday, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units as officials warned of an influx of serious cases in the coming days.

France steps up coronavirus evacuations from packed hospitals

Nancy - France on Sunday staged its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units as officials warned of an influx of serious cases in the coming days.

Virus cases swamp hospitals in US epicenter New York

New York - In New York hospitals, staff are working extra shifts and searching desperately for more bed space as they battle a surging toll of dead and infected at the US epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

How to survive coronavirus quarantine, French style

Carry-le-rouet - Twice a day they will have their temperature taken and nurses will check them for coronavirus symptoms: other than that, their main concern will be how to keep their phone charged and get their laundry done.

Most kidneys discarded by US would be used in France: analysis

Washington - Every year, the US rejects thousands of kidneys from deceased older donors, the majority of which would have been used in France, according to a study published Monday that described the organs as a wasted resource that could save lives.

One dead, several injured in fire by Paris hospital

Paris - A woman died and several people were injured after a huge fire broke out inside a renowned hospital complex on the outskirts of Paris, French officials said Thursday.

Residents of Haiti's main hospital strike against lack of resources, payment

Port-au-prince - With no oxygen in intensive care or gloves in the emergency room, residents at Haiti's largest hospital have gone on strike to protest the filthy environment and demand six months of back pay.

War of words over May Day break-in at Paris hospital

Paris - The French government on Thursday accused radicals of storming a famed Paris hospital during a violent May Day showdown, while protesters insisted they were only seeking refuge from a police crackdown.

Woman with history of psychiatric care charged over deadly Paris fire

Paris - A woman with a history of psychiatric problems has been charged with starting a fire in a Paris apartment building in which ten people died, French prosecutors said.

Paris arson suspect had just been released from psychiatric ward

Paris - The woman suspected of setting fire to a Paris apartment building in which 10 people died had only just been released from a psychiatric ward, the Paris prosecutor said Wednesday.

French pensioners, health aides kick off Macron reform protests

Paris - Pensioners and retirement home workers staged protests across France on Thursday, kicking off a series of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.

Breakthrough to end protests on French island Mayotte

Mamoudzou - The French government hoped Wednesday to have brokered an end to a month of protests on its Indian Ocean island territory of Mayotte, where locals have been blocking streets to protest living standards and security problems.
 

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