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VIDEO: Your key questions about the coronavirus answered

The coronavirus is spreading around the world, but what do we actually know about the virus so far? Watch The Local's free video.

VIDEO: Your key questions about the coronavirus answered
What should you do if you think you have the coronavirus? Photo: Video screenshot


The Local's mission is to give our readers the information they need to navigate their lives in new countries. We rely on paying members to do that, but we have chosen not to put any of our articles about the coronavirus behind our hard paywall, to help the public and counter the spread of misinformation. We believe it is the right thing to do.
This means that new or occasional readers can read articles for free. On urgent need-to-know updates about the virus, we will also drop the paywall completely. That includes this article.
We have had a few questions from readers this week if there is a way you can donate to The Local, rather than subscribe. There isn't an easy setup for this right now, unfortunately.
The best way is simply to sign up for membership here and cancel later. It's easy to do. Alternatively, if you want to donate but still really don't want to join as a member, PayPal to [email protected].
We hope our paying members understand why we have chosen to make these articles about the coronavirus free for everyone, but if you have any questions, please let me know.
As for the coronavirus, you can read all our articles here.
All the best,
Editor, The Local Sweden

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