Tag Archives: World news

WHO research team expected to travel to Wuhan to investigate coronavirus origin | World news

[ad_1] A World Health Organization research mission to China is expected to arrive in Wuhan next month to investigate how the novel coronavirus jumped from animals to humans, and whether it emerged earlier or in a different place than originally thought. Fabian Leendertz, a biologist at Germany’s Robert Koch Institute …

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Covid cases and deaths today: coronavirus UK map | World news

[ad_1] Coronavirus has hit the UK hard, with the country recording hundreds of thousands of cases and over 60,000 deaths linked to the disease. England faced Europe’s highest excess death levels during the first wave of the pandemic. The government figures below include confirmed cases only – some people who …

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Covid cases and deaths today: coronavirus UK map | World news

[ad_1] Coronavirus has hit the UK hard, with the country recording hundreds of thousands of cases and over 60,000 deaths linked to the disease. England faced Europe’s highest excess death levels during the first wave of the pandemic. The government figures below include confirmed cases only – some people who …

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Origin story: what do we know now about where coronavirus came from? | World news

[ad_1] Maria van Kerkhove was staying with her sister in the US for the Christmas holidays, but checking her emails. As always. Every day there are signals of potential trouble, said the World Health Organization virologist who was to become a household name and face within weeks. “There’s always something …

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Coronavirus live news: England GPs told to start vaccinating by 14 December; Moscow delivers Sputnik V vaccine to clinics | World news

[ad_1] 8.34am EST 08:34 The World Health Organization warned that vaccines were no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis, as Russia started vaccinating its high-risk workers on Saturday and other countries geared up for similar programmes. The WHO warned about what it said was an erroneous belief that the Covid-19 …

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Coronavirus live news: Biden vows to get vaccinated in public; Cyprus to waive tests for vaccinated visitors | World news

[ad_1] The US government’s first shipment of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to be divided among states and federal agencies, including the defence department, will fall far short of protecting high priority groups such as healthcare workers, a Reuters analysis has found. Across the country, state health departments are preparing …

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Italy imposes Christmas travel curbs – as it happened | World news

[ad_1] Italy approved new restrictions on Thursday to avoid a surge in coronavirus infections over Christmas and the New Year, banning midnight mass and halting movement between towns, as the country posted its highest daily death toll of the pandemic. The prime minister Giuseppe Conte said that from 21 December …

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Coronavirus live news: Germany extends restrictions to 10 January; Putin orders start of mass inoculation | World news

[ad_1] The Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested on Wednesday that politicians who impose lockdowns or curfews to limit Covid-19 are acting like dictators, the Associated Press reports. The comments came as López Obrador once again fended off questions about why he almost never wears a face mask, saying …

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Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says Interpol | Society

[ad_1] Interpol has issued a global alert to law enforcement agencies around the world warning them that organised crime networks may try to sell fake Covid-19 vaccines or steal real supplies. The global police coordination agency, based in France, said on Wednesday it had issued an orange alert to police …

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Coronavirus is evolving. Whether it gets deadlier or not may depend on us | Laura Spinney | Opinion

[ad_1] Letting the virus that causes Covid-19 circulate more-or-less freely is dangerous not only because it risks overwhelming hospitals and so endangering lives unnecessarily, but also because it could delay the evolution of the virus to a more benign form and potentially even make it more lethal. Though the data …

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