Tag Archives: World news

Fears ‘lockdown parties’ will increase global spread of coronavirus | World news

[ad_1] Authorities in countries around the world in lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak are warning young people to obey the rules on social distancing amid widespread reports of partying and gatherings. Scientists and health officials say that revellers meeting for “lockdown parties” and “end of world” drinking sessions were acting …

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Scientists have been sounding the alarm on coronavirus for months. Why did Britain fail to act? | Richard Horton | Opinion

[ad_1] On 24 January, Chinese doctors and scientists reported the first description of a new disease caused by a novel coronavirus. They described how a strange series of cases of pneumonia had presented in December in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people and the capital of Hubei province. At …

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Coronavirus UK cases: how many are in your area? | World news

[ad_1] Please note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases – some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts. Note: if you cannot see charts and data above, please follow this link to fix the problem. About this data These …

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Coronavirus latest: at a glance | World news

[ad_1] Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: Global number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches 200,000 The number of coronavirus cases around the world has tipped over the 200,000 mark, according to the John Hopkins University global dashboard. Iran reports single biggest jump in deaths from coronavirus Iran …

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Denmark is helping those who can’t work due to coronavirus – why isn’t the UK? | Rosie Collington | Opinion

[ad_1] At just after 5pm on Monday, my phone rang. I missed the call – I was in one of Copenhagen’s supermarkets, buying groceries and toilet paper and soap and things I still do not need to think twice about getting hold of. Danes aren’t panic-buying, or at least not …

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Biohackers team up online to help develop coronavirus solutions | World news

[ad_1] Scientific questions and crippling logistical challenges surrounding the global response to the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic have led many to help look for solutions, stoking a burgeoning DIY biology movement. Spurred by the insecurity, students, scientists, developers and health professionals have taken to online biology forums in recent weeks to …

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Coronavirus: ‘severe shock’ to UK fishing as markets dry up | Business

[ad_1] The coronavirus outbreak has hit British fishers with a “very severe shock” as demand from export markets and the domestic restaurant trade has dried up. The UK exports about 70% of its catch to Europe and Asia but imports most of what British consumers eat. Fishing leaders said catches …

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‘Sing across rooftops’: Bono writes coronavirus song dedicated to Italy | Music

[ad_1] U2 frontman Bono has performed his first new music since 2017 with a song inspired by Italians quarantined during the coronavirus outbreak. He posted the new song, Let Your Love Be Known, to his Instagram account with the caption: “For the Italians who inspired it… for the Irish… for …

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What is coronavirus, is there a cure and what is the mortality rate? | World news

[ad_1] What do we know about the virus now? The Covid-19 virus is a member of the coronavirus family that made the jump from animals to humans late last year. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of …

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When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready? | World news

[ad_1] Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all eyes have turned to the prospect of a vaccine, because only a vaccine can prevent people from getting …

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