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Coronavirus Global Update

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A daily round up of the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from effected areas and details of the latest medical information, and what the global effects are on health, business, sport, travel, and more.”

A daily round up of the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from effected areas and details of the latest medical information, and what the global effects are on health, business, sport, travel, and more.”

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United Kingdom

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BBC

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A daily round up of the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from effected areas and details of the latest medical information, and what the global effects are on health, business, sport, travel, and more.”

Language:

English


Episodes

Pakistan's drug regulators approve the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

1/17/2021
Pakistan's neighbour, India, launched its own mass immunisation programme on Saturday. Also: the head of Britain's National Health Service says they have new coronavirus hospital cases "every thirty seconds", and Australian Open players hit out at Covid-19 isolation.

Duration:00:04:55

India begins world's biggest Covid vaccine drive

1/16/2021
India aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid-19. Also: US expects 'rapid growth' of virus variant; and getting the jab in UK while listening to Handel's Largo.

Duration:00:04:57

Biden reveals plan to tackle US Covid-19 pandemic

1/15/2021
The US president-elect says the nationwide vaccine rollout so far has been a 'dismal failure'. Also: France to extend a six pm curfew across the country, and fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab'.

Duration:00:04:56

WHO team arrives in China

1/14/2021
Team of experts is in the city of Wuhan to investigate the origin of coronavirus. Also, Germany records sharp economic decline, and a Spanish island asks people to stop talking on public transport to stop the spread of the disease.

Duration:00:04:56

UK variant has reached 50 countries and territories, WHO says

1/13/2021
The coronavirus variant first detected in England has spread around the world. Also, a new study shows that doctors and nurses are suffering serious mental health problems from their work during the pandemic. And Indonesia launches its vaccination campaign by prioritising young workers.

Duration:00:04:59

Malaysia: state of emergency declared because of virus

1/12/2021
PM vows to hold a general election as soon as outbreak is under control in his country following accusations that the state of emergency is keeping his fragile government in office. Also: Britain sees the biggest increase in deaths in a single year since the Second World War, and several gorillas in a zoo in California test positive for Covid-19.

Duration:00:04:59

Indonesia approves Chinese-made vaccine

1/11/2021
A trial in Indonesia concluded that the jab was 65% effective. Also: China records its biggest jump in new infections in more than five months, and the Scottish football club Celtic is to play this evening despite the majority of its first-team players being forced to self-isolate.

Duration:00:04:57

A new pandemic law gives Swedish ministers more powers to impose restrictions

1/10/2021
Parliament in Stockholm approved the law on Friday, also: Cuba and Iran will work together on a coronavirus vaccine, and Queen Elizabeth and her husband have been vaccinated.

Duration:00:04:58

US, UK and Germany see record high Covid-related deaths

1/9/2021
The number of cases continues to rise, amid fears of a highly contagious variant of the virus. Also: a new Chinese study of patients in Wuhan looks at the lasting effects of the illness, and the head of the WHO has criticised rich countries for buying up supplies of vaccines.

Duration:00:04:58

Iran bans US and UK made vaccinations

1/8/2021
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has banned the import of any US or British-made coronavirus vaccines. Also: The UK becomes the first country to approve three separate vaccines, and Brisbane goes into lockdown after recording one new case.

Duration:00:04:58

South Africa hit by deadliest day so far

1/7/2021
South Africa records 840 fatalities and 20,000 new cases on Wednesday. Also: Swedes are now being asked to wear masks on public transport and residents are banned from leaving the Chinese city of Shijiazhuang

Duration:00:04:58

China turns away WHO scientists

1/6/2021
They were travelling there on a planned trip to investigate the origins of Covid-19. Also: Orthodox churches in Greece are defying lockdown restrictions to celebrate the festival of Epiphany, and Europe approves a second vaccine.

Duration:00:04:58

France takes urgent measures to speed up vaccination campaign

1/5/2021
France takes urgent measures to speed up its vaccination campaign. Also scientists in South Africa try to find out if vaccines will work on a new mutation of the virus. And India denies banning exports of the AstraZeneca jab

Duration:00:04:58

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is rolled out in the UK

1/4/2021
Scientists say the jab is a "game changer" as it's much cheaper than the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine and doesn't need to be kept in the deep freeze. Also: the slow pace of inoculations in France sparks anger, and the Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, says don't judge his defender, Benjamin Mendy, too harshly for breaching Covid rules.

Duration:00:04:57

India's local vaccine approval criticised

1/3/2021
The opposition in India has questioned the government's decision to approve a covid vaccine developed by a local firm. Also: the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has rejected claims he didn't do enough to combat the spread of the new coronavirus variant, and the Pope has criticised people going on holiday to avoid lockdowns.

Duration:00:04:57

China claims Covid began in numerous countries

1/2/2021
Chinese Foreign Minister made controversial claim; US won't delay second dose of vaccine, after UK announces plans to do so. The Sydney Opera House opens its doors again.

Duration:00:04:57

Research confirms faster transmission of new variant

1/1/2021
Imperial College London says the variant increases the rate of infections by up to 0.7. Also: WHO approves vaccine for emergency use, and travelling on holiday while you're in lockdown.

Duration:00:04:58

China gives first approval of own coronavirus vaccine

12/31/2020
China gives first full approval of one of own coronavirus vaccines for general public. Also: in the US, Covid-19 deaths hit a new record, and for many countries around the world, a very different New Years Eve.

Duration:00:04:58

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine approved for use in UK

12/30/2020
The first doses will be given on Monday, amid concern over rising cases in Britain. Also: AstraZeneca stress their vaccine will be given at cost price to developing countries, and the director of the pandemic thriller Contagion is making a sequel.

Duration:00:04:58

Iran begins vaccine clinical trials

12/29/2020
Iran begins clinical trials of its own coronavirus vaccine, and officials say they will soon have the capacity to manufacture 1.5 million doses per month. Also, a majority of Russians say they do not intend to get Moscow’s Sputnik V jab. And the German health authorities have approved a new rapid coronavirus test that can provide results within forty minutes.

Duration:00:04:59