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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

Australian flight arrives half empty from India

5/15/2021
Many of the intended passengers on the repatriation flight were barred after positive Covid19 tests. Also: WHO warns that this 2nd year of the pandemic is likely to be deadlier than the first, and China cancels Everest climbs from the Tibetan side over fears of coronavirus.

Duration:00:04:59

Japan extends restrictions to three more prefectures

5/14/2021
Japan extends its State of Emergency to three more prefectures. India's PM warns rural residents. Plus, Greece welcomes back tourists at the start of the summer season.

Duration:00:04:59

Indian state governments to buy vaccines from international companies

5/13/2021
Indian state governments to buy vaccines from international companies. There's been a surge of coronavirus infections inside Thailand's overcrowded prisons. And a million reason in the US state of Ohio to take the vaccine...

Duration:00:04:58

A damning report into how the world handled Covid 19

5/12/2021
A report into the world's response to the pandemic says both the WHO and individual governments made serious mistakes. Also: the British Prime Minister announces a public inquiry into his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and why some health care professionals are quitting their job.

Duration:00:04:57

Africa urged to speed up vaccinations

5/11/2021
Health officials warn Africa could see rapidly escalating infections and deaths unless more people receive jabs. Also, Facebook says it will remove pages that discourage vaccine use. And Pakistan tries to avoid a surge in cases during the festival of Eid.

Duration:00:04:59

Saudi Arabia gives the green light for international pilgrims at this year's Hajj

5/10/2021
Only ten thousand Saudi nationals were permitted to attend last year. Also,Germany lifts priority limits for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and the IOC head cancels his trip to Japan in advance of the Olympics.

Duration:00:04:57

Spain lifts Covid state of emergency

5/9/2021
The Spanish measures had restricted travel. Also, the Olympic stadium in Tokyo holds a test event, and Dracula's castle offers free jabs.

Duration:00:04:59

India records more than 4,000 daily deaths

5/8/2021
There are fears the real number of deaths is higher, and infections may not peak until the end of May. Also: new restrictions for Pakistan, and the WHO approves China's vaccine Sinopharm.

Duration:00:04:58

Japan extends Covid restrictions as Olympics loom

5/7/2021
Officials have extended the state of emergency less than three months before the Games. Also: India's Supreme Court orders the government to increase oxygen supplies, and Australia is to resume some India flights.

Duration:00:04:58

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