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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.”

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English


Episodes

US backs waiver on vaccine patents to boost supply

5/6/2021
One hundred of the WTO's members are said to be in favour, and a panel on intellectual property is expected to discuss the issue next month. Also: India has reported another record rise in cases, and the makers of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine have agreed to supply their jab to all athletes in the Tokyo Olympics.

Duration:00:04:59

India's delegation at the G-7 talks in London is self-isolating after two people test positive

5/5/2021
Foreign ministers from the G-7 group are discussing the global distribution of coronavirus vaccines, also,Australian man takes his own government to court over a ban on returning home, and a test half-marathon in Japan - 11 weeks before the start of the Olympics.

Duration:00:04:58

India suspends IPL cricket tournament after rise in Covid-19 cases among players

5/4/2021
An Indian Cricket Board official said they would try to hold the matches as soon as possible but no date had been fixed. Also: G7 foreign ministers meet in London face to face to discuss a range of global challenges, including access to vaccines. And the European Union's medicines regulator has started reviewing data on a Chinese coronavirus vaccine.

Duration:00:04:58

EU unveils plans for tourists to return

5/3/2021
People who have had two vaccine doses will be allowed to travel. Also: the Indian army is asked to set up covid-care facilities in Delhi; and Covax agrees a deal with Moderna to supply up to 500 million vaccine doses.

Duration:00:04:58

India records its highest daily number of coronavirus deaths

5/2/2021
The country is still struggling with lack of oxygen supplies, bordering nations raise fears about infections spreading. Wuhan, where coronavirus first emerged, hosts a huge music festival.

Duration:00:04:58

India's vaccination programme expanded

5/1/2021
But states say they don't have enough doses - as new cases pass 400,000. Also: Australians returning from India could face jail, and Hong Kong is accused of discrimination - after ordering all foreign domestic workers to have Covid tests.

Duration:00:04:58

Indian Supreme Court rules citizens can criticise handling of the pandemic

4/30/2021
The Indian Supreme Court rules that people can complain about the handling of the pandemic, after the government tries to get social media posts removed. Portugal emerges from lockdown. Why the American podcaster Joe Rogan has been telling his listeners that he is a moron.

Duration:00:04:58

Indian hospitals promised ventilators from abroad

4/29/2021
Aid comes as India suffers another record number of Covid cases. Also, Turkey enters its first national lockdown and the boss of London Heathrow calls on the UK government to tackle delays at immigration control.

Duration:00:04:57

India surpasses 200,000 deaths

4/28/2021
Many say the real total is higher - as people struggle to find oxygen. Also: one vaccine dose 'halves transmission', and US relaxes guidance on wearing masks outdoors.

Duration:00:04:57

India: covid pandemic 'beyond crisis point'

4/27/2021
It's thought officials have under-reported the death rate. Also: Brazil launches inquiry into President Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic; and police officers in the Philippines are cleared of wrongdoing after they were found holding people in a secret jail cell.

Duration:00:26:10

India accused of under-reporting Covid deaths

4/27/2021
One study suggests that deaths recorded by crematoria in Delhi may be double the government figures, which reflect only those who've died in hospital. Also: Brazil's president faces possible impeachment over his handling of the pandemic; and organisers of an experimental indoor concert last month in Barcelona say the results show such events can be held safely.

Duration:00:04:59

Countries send aid to ease India's oxygen emergency

4/26/2021
Doctors say people are dying because of a shortage of oxygen and beds. Also, Italy, France and Belgium ease coronavirus restrictions; and the European Commission launches legal action against the vaccine maker, AstraZeneca.

Duration:00:04:58

Delhi extends lockdown as cases soar

4/25/2021
For the fourth day in a row, India sets world record for new infections as oxygen shortages continue. Also: The Brazilian president threatens to deploy the armed forces in response to coronavirus restrictions imposed by state governors, and a new vaccine Valneva goes into phase three trials.

Duration:00:04:58

India Covid surge: Hospitals send SOS

4/24/2021
In India 346,000 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today - another world record. The United States lifts its pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Scientists have recommended that people who have experienced smell loss due to Covid-19 should try “smell training”.

Duration:00:04:57

Japan announces emergency Covid-19 restrictions just months before the Olympics

4/23/2021
In Japan, restaurants and bars serving alcohol will be asked to close for two weeks from Sunday, as will shops. Also: the Indian PM, Narendra Modi, says the government is trying to boost the supply of oxygen to hospitals as the pandemic there escalates, and a climber on Mount Everest has tested positive for Covid-19.

Duration:00:04:59

India sees the world's highest daily cases

4/22/2021
The rise comes amid an acute shortage of oxygen supplies at hospitals. Also: Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics report the first infection connected to the torch relay through Japan, and the Brit Awards will go ahead with a live audience, as part of research into how large scale events can reopen safely in the pandemic.

Duration:00:04:59

Oxygen leak leaves many Covid patients dead in India

4/21/2021
The accident in an Indian hospital in Nashik city happened when an oxygen tanker was refilling a storage tank. Also: president Putin praises Russia's vaccine work, and the passport helping Denmark open up after Covid19.

Duration:00:04:57

India's surging cases threaten to overwhelm health system

4/20/2021
India's surging cases threaten to overwhelm health system. India's latest official daily death toll, more than seventeen-hundred, is its worst yet. Also, a covid-19 community foodbank in the Philippines suspends operations over fears volunteers could be assassinated, and senses dulled by the virus, French wine tasters call for vaccine priority.

Duration:00:04:59

Delhi announces a week-long lockdown

4/19/2021
The city had imposed a weekend curfew but reported its highest single-day spike so far on Sunday with nearly 25,000 cases. Also, half of the adult population in the US has now received at least one dose of vaccine, and Australia and New Zealand have opened a quarantine-free travel bubble.

Duration:00:04:59

The president of Germany says deep wounds have been left by the pandemic

4/18/2021
Bells ring out as Germany remembers those who've died during the pandemic. Also, in Brazil, six out of ten households now face food insecurity due to the pandemic, and easing out of lockdown and into hugging.

Duration:00:04:59