A 12-year-old girl in Belgium has become the youngest known person to die from coronavirus in Europe

A 12-year-old girl in Belgium has become the youngest known person to die from coronavirus in Europe.

Announcing the news, Dr Emmanuel Andre, spokesman for the country’s coronavirus crisis centre, said it was “an emotionally difficult moment, because it involves a child, and it has also upset the medical and scientific community”.

The claim has been mad by a former prisoner, who survived the hell of Kaechon concentration camp.

Using the pseudonym Kim Il-soon, she said: “The lands are very fertilised, and farming is successful there because the buried human bodies serve as natural fertilisers.

Last month President Trump and other Republicans shared a misleadingly edited video of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives. A spokesman for Ms Pelosi said that it was designed to “lie to the American people” but Facebook and Twitter refused to remove it, saying that it did not violate their policies on manipulated media.

At stake is the public’s faith in the tech companies themselves and the integrity of US democracy.

Speaking at the weekend, he said the average Italian coronavirus patient is now infecting just over one person with the virus. That is down from 2.5 people on average before the lockdown was put in place.

“And they do this despite knowing that: waste isn’t properly managed in these contexts; their packaging therefore becomes pollution; and such pollution causes serious harm to the environment and people’s health. Such actions – with such knowledge – are morally indefensible.”

The charity is calling for the companies to urgently switch to refillable and reusable packaging instead of sachets and plastic bottles.