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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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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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English


Episodes

Tokyo registers highest daily figure of new infections

7/27/2021
More than 2,800 cases were registered in the Olympic host city. Hospitals have asked to prepare more beds. Also: World Bank to finance extra Covid jabs for poor nations, and scientists in the UK try to understand why recorded number of cases are falling.

Duration:00:03:28

The South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa eases some Covid restrictions

7/26/2021
In South Africa, overall infections are said to be down twenty per cent as a result of the country's vaccination programme. Also, Australian police have said anti-lockdown protests will no longer be tolerated after thousands of demonstrators in Sydney defied coronavirus restrictions, and one of Bolivia's greatest contemporary artists, Roberto Valcárcel, has died of Covid-19 complications.

Duration:00:04:21

Australian PM calls anti-lockdown protests 'selfish'

7/25/2021
The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, condemns recent anti-lockdown protests as dangerous and self-defeating. Also: Brazilian demonstrators call for President Bolsonaro to be impeached over his handling of the pandemic, and Olympic athletes are briefly allowed to remove their masks.

Duration:00:04:58

Biden warns of a 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'

7/24/2021
President Joe Biden says unvaccinated people account for nearly all Covid-related deaths and hospitalisations in the US. Also, thousands of Australians protest against lockdown restrictions. And spectators in Tokyo have attended an Olympic cycling race, ignoring government advice.

Duration:00:04:13

Tokyo Olympics begin a year late

7/23/2021
Opening ceremony remembers all those who've died during the pandemic. Also: New Zealand to suspend trans-Tasman bubble for two months, Eurozone economy rebounds and footballer Karim Benzema tests positive for Covid-19.

Duration:00:04:35

China rejects second WHO probe into Covid origins

7/22/2021
China rejects a plan for a second WHO probe into the origins of Covid-19. Also: YouTube removes videos by President Bolsonaro of Brazil, saying that they spread misinformation; And Australia and New Zealand pull out of the Rugby League World Cup, over Covid concerns.

Duration:00:04:08

Health pass needed in France to visit museums and cinemas

7/21/2021
The measure could be extended to restaurants and public transport. Also: WHO chief wants Olympics to go ahead, and Tunisian health minister sacked over 'mismanagement' of coronavirus crisis.

Duration:00:04:30

India's excess deaths 'could be ten times official figure

7/20/2021
Researchers say it's India's worst humanitarian disaster since independence. Also: Iran reports its highest number of new cases in a single day; and Australia and Thailand reintroduce lockdown measures.

Duration:00:04:55

Is England's 'freedom day' safe?

7/19/2021
England has lifted covid restrictions despite a sharp rise in infections. Dubbed 'freedom day, the legal requirement to wear masks and limit venue capacities has been scrapped. Also, the International Council of Nurses says health workers are being forgotten in the global vaccine rollout and South Sudan has closed down vaccination centres after a shortage of doses.

Duration:00:04:47

British PM to self-isolate in U-turn

7/18/2021
Downing Street says Boris Johnson will conduct meetings remotely at his official country residence. Also: new research into the effects of long Covid, and people in LA to wear face masks indoors again.

Duration:00:04:14

First Covid case in Tokyo's Olympic village

7/17/2021
The first Covid case is detected in the athletes village at the Tokyo Olympics. Also Saudi Arabia sharply reduces the number of pilgrims allowed on the Hajj. And President Biden says social media platforms are killing people by spreading misinformation about vaccines

Duration:00:04:36

Face masks become mandatory again in LA

7/16/2021
The rule covering indoor spaces even applies to people who have been vaccinated. Also: record cases in Russia and a delegate at the Tokyo Olympics is hospitalised.

Duration:00:04:11

23 million children miss out on routine vaccines due to pandemic

7/15/2021
The World Health Organisation says the pandemic has undone years of progress protecting children from illnesses such as measles, diphtheria and polio. Also: Thailand is told it will be waiting months for promised deliveries of AstraZeneca doses; and a ceremony is held in Spain to remember victims of the virus.

Duration:00:04:39

Olympic hotel in Japan reports Covid-19 cluster

7/14/2021
Seven staff members test positive at a hotel hosting Brazilian athletes in the city of Hamamatsu. Also: face coverings will remain compulsory on London's public transport network despite England's restrictions easing next Monday, and France's traditional Bastille Day parade goes ahead with extra safety measures.

Duration:00:04:28

Iraqi hospital fire kills 80

7/13/2021
Oxygen cylinder explosion blamed for blaze at Covid ward in Nassiriya. Also: UN warning over rise in global hunger levels due to coronavirus. And no sweat...fast music banned in South Korean gyms.

Duration:00:04:56

Covid vaccine: Thailand decides to mix jabs as cases spike

7/12/2021
Instead of two Sinovac shots, people will now receive the AstraZeneca vaccine after their first Sinovac shot. Nigeria: Lagos Covid rule breakers to face harsh measures. Long Covid: Early findings bring hope for diagnostic tests.

Duration:00:04:47

Being infected by two variants at the same time

7/11/2021
Experts warn of the 'rare' risk of dual infection, after the death of an elderly woman. Also: Taiwanese companies try to buy Chinese vaccines - to get round a diplomatic row, and Australia announces its first Covid-related death this year - amid rising cases.

Duration:00:04:55

The Netherlands reimposes restrictions

7/10/2021
Nightclubs are closing until mid-August as infections skyrocket. Also: the Maltese government defends its decision to ban all visitors unless they've been fully vaccinated, and the UK government is reportedly tweaking its Covid app in England, so that fewer people are told to self-isolate.

Duration:00:04:42

No fans to greet Olympic torch

7/9/2021
There were no crowds as the torch reached Tokyo due to a dramatic rise in cases. Also: the WHO weighs in - to the debate over booster jabs, and French nightclubs are reopening - to revellers with a health pass.

Duration:00:04:57

Tokyo Olympics: fans to be banned

7/8/2021
Japan declares state of emergency as cases rise. Also: the total global death toll passes four million; and lockdown in New Zealand leads to more children with respiratory illness.

Duration:00:04:46