Tag Archives: World news

Navajo Nation reinstates lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge near reservation | US news

[ad_1] The Navajo nation has been forced to reinstate lockdowns to shield its people from major coronavirus outbreaks outside the reservation, especially in Arizona, where cases are surging. The Navajo, the second largest Native American tribe, has been severely affected by the pandemic with 322 confirmed deaths as of Wednesday …

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UK poised to abandon coronavirus app in favour of Apple and Google model | World news

[ad_1] The UK is poised to announce it has abandoned its attempt to build a centralised coronavirus contact-tracing app and will instead switch to the model preferred by the technology firms Apple and Google. The embarrassing U-turn comes after British officials concluded it was technically impossible to create an effective …

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Coronavirus mass surveillance could be here to stay, experts say | World news

[ad_1] Extensive surveillance measures introduced around the world during the coronavirus outbreak have widened and become entrenched, digital rights experts have said, three months after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. The measures have often been billed as temporary necessities rushed into place to help track infections, but governments …

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Coronavirus is a warning to us to mend our broken relationship with nature | Marco Lambertini, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and Maria Neira | Opinion

[ad_1] In 1997, a large area of rainforest in south-east Asia was burned to the ground to make way for palm oil plantations. A combination of deforestation, forest fires and drought are believed to have forced hundreds of fruit bats away from their natural habitats towards fruit orchards planted in …

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Covid-19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choices | World news

[ad_1] Beijing and New Zealand had both declared themselves Covid-19-free by mid-June, life returning to an enviable normality of schools and shops, work and human contact. It didn’t last long. Last week, parts of the Chinese capital went back on a “wartime” footing after a cluster of cases emerged linked …

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Beijing coronavirus outbreak: city raises emergency level and grounds hundreds of flights | World news

[ad_1] China’s capital has raised its emergency level as dozens of new coronavirus cases emerged and residents were barred from any “unessential” travel outside Beijing following a new outbreak of the virus that is yet to be brought under control. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, schools suspended and all residential …

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Oklahoma coronavirus rate surges as Trump rally nears | US news

[ad_1] Shortly after the Trump campaign again insisted its first campaign rally since March would go ahead in Tulsa this weekend, it was reported that Oklahoma confirmed 591 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a 7.7% increase and the highest in the US. The news, reported by Yahoo and citing an …

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Germany appeals to nation to download coronavirus app | World news

[ad_1] The German government has appealed to its citizens to download a newly available coronavirus warning app as it launched what it insisted was its most sophisticated tool yet for tackling the pandemic. The Corona Warn App suffered setbacks including disagreements over data privacy and functionality, but is seen as …

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Steroid found to help prevent deaths of sickest coronavirus patients | World news

[ad_1] A cheap steroid has become the first life-saving treatment in the Covid-19 pandemic, described by scientists as a major breakthrough and raising hopes for the survival of thousands of the most seriously ill. Dexamethasone is cheap, available from any pharmacy, and easily obtainable anywhere in the world. Investigators said …

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The US is officially in recession thanks to the coronavirus crisis | Jeffrey Frankel | Business

[ad_1] On 8 June, the business cycle dating committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that economic activity in the US had peaked in February 2020, formally marking the start of a recession. But we already knew that we were in a recession that had likely begun around …

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