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Opinion

If coronavirus becomes a pandemic, what does that mean?

As coronavirus cases increase, the World Health Organisation warns the outbreak could become a pandemic. But does that refer to the disease’s spread, severity – or both? Epidemiologist and public health researcher Brian Labus explains.

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Empty shelves and stadiums in Italy's coronavirus crisis

The Italian government is moving toward having soccer matches played behind closed doors in affected areas, as authorities try to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe.