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    As the COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, Europe has become a hotspot for the deadly virus, with Italy and Spain being hit the hardest.

    The European Parliament convened on Thursday for an extraordinary session to discuss ways of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Amid the spread of the coronavirus, members of the parliament will be allowed to participate remotely fo the first time.

    The lawmakers will hold a vote on the European Commission's legislative proposals, including making available the €37 billion in the Cohesion fund to member states, as well extending the EU Solidarity Fund to cover public health emergencies and stopping so-called ghost flights caused by the pandemic.​ 

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    Coronavirus Pandemic: Borders Shut, Public Events Cancelled (257)
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