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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.”

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English


Episodes

Italy vaccine demand spikes

9/19/2021
Demand for coronavirus vaccines in Italy has risen by forty percent after it extended its Green Pass requirement to all public and private workplaces. Also; more than a million people in England will be invited for a booster jab this week, and a huge illegal drinking party by students in Madrid has been condemned.

Duration:00:04:48

Hundreds arrested in Australian anti-lockdown protests

9/18/2021
Protesters clashed with police officers at rallies in Sydney and Melbourne. Also; booster jabs of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine are recommended for people 65 and over in the US, and can we say when the pandemic will end?

Duration:00:04:20

Austrian Government sued

9/17/2021
Austrian Government sued over Europe's first Covid outbreak, England to change its travel rules, and Italy introduces a compulsory Covid ‘Green Pass’

Duration:00:04:57

France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers

9/16/2021
The country has made vaccination mandatory for all healthcare and care home workers. Also: a leading British immunologist calls for more research into the link between Covid jabs and menstrual problems, and why the singer Nicki Minaj has sparked a global backlash over vaccine sceptical tweets.

Duration:00:04:50

EU warns of 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'

9/15/2021
It pledges an additional 200 million vaccine doses to speed up global immunisation. Also: the governments of France and Zimbabwe introduce punitive measures against workers who aren't vaccinated; and the German company BioNTech sets its sights on Africa to produce the world's first mRNA vaccines against malaria and tuberculosis.

Duration:00:04:16

President Putin will go into self-isolation after cases of coronavirus were detected in his entourage

9/14/2021
The president's spokesman said Mr Putin had tested negative for Covid-19 and was absolutely healthy. Also, the UK government gives more details about a vaccination programme in England for teenagers aged between 12 and 15 and Broadway theatres re-open to audiences.

Duration:00:04:13

UK recommends vaccines for younger teenagers

9/13/2021
Chief medical officers say 12-15 year olds should be given 1 dose of Pfizer vaccine, South Africa says it will introduce vaccines passports, and Sydney slightly relaxes lockdown rules.

Duration:00:04:45

Plans ditched for vaccine passports in England

9/12/2021
The health minister, Sajid Javid, says passports are not needed. Also: 13 gorillas test positive at an American zoo, and the motorcycle Grand Prix in Argentina is cancelled.

Duration:00:04:37

Former French health minister under formal investigation

9/11/2021
Agnès Buzyn faces a potential charge of 'endangering lives.' Also: An Australian official says some people are dying at home from Covid without seeking help, and why dogs are losing their pandemic appeal in the UK.

Duration:00:04:26

Biden widens vaccine mandate

9/10/2021
President Biden announces new measures to boost vaccination. Also: UK economic recovery falters; Denmark lifts restrictions; and the England v India cricket match is called off.

Duration:00:04:57

Dr Anthony Fauci encourages third Pfizer dose

9/9/2021
The senior US adviser for Covid-19 says booster jabs should not be delayed. Also, Italian police carry out raids after anti-vaccine activists allegedly planned violent attacks. And 14 patients are dead after a fire at a treatment facility in North Macedonia.

Duration:00:04:41

China vaccinates almost a billion people

9/8/2021
Beijing says two thirds of the country’s population have now had two doses of a vaccine. Also: flooding kills Covid patients in Mexico. And could the pandemic mean poor countries' voices won't be heard at November's big climate change conference?

Duration:00:03:57

Vietnamese man jailed for spreading Covid

9/7/2021
He was sentenced to five years in prison for breaking quarantine rules. Also: Brazil's president has issued a decree aimed at restricting social media - after Facebook and Twitter blocked misleading comments about Covid-19. And Australia's prime minister has been criticised for travelling to see his family during a lockdown.

Duration:00:03:29

Brazil's World Cup qualifier against Argentina abandoned minutes into the game

9/6/2021
A group of Argentine players were accused of breaking coronavirus rules, also: New Zealand eases restrictions, except for Auckland, and Vietnam carries out testing blitz in Hanoi.

Duration:00:04:10

Paralympics end - 'still overshadowed by Covid'

9/5/2021
Tokyo hospitals continue to be under severe strain – with thousands unable to find beds. Also: the former UK prime minister, Gordon Brown, condemns rich countries for stockpiling vaccines, and Americans are warned not to take a drug for de-worming horses to treat Covid.

Duration:00:04:54

Decision on jabs for UK children due in days

9/4/2021
The government says there is a 'strong case' for vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds. Also: the fierce debate in Australia over reopening borders; the pandemic: a recipe for weight gain; and mapping the sounds of the world in lockdown.

Duration:00:04:58

EU ends bitter row with AstraZeneca

9/3/2021
The European Union ends its row with vaccine maker AstraZeneca. Also: Volunteers try to help contain a Covid outbreak in Australia. And Japan's Prime Minister says he can't deal with Coronavirus and stand for re-election at the same time.

Duration:00:04:09

The WHO appeal for more vaccines to be donated to Central American countries

9/2/2021
The World Health Organisation says that vaccination levels remain very low in the region. Also: a pandemic early warning centre is opened in Germany and a study suggests being fully vaccinated greatly reduces the risk of catching Long Covid.

Duration:00:04:12

World leaders urged to come up with Covid strategy

9/1/2021
Nearly a hundred individuals and organisations write an open letter to delegates at the UN General Assembly. Also: WHO monitoring new variant, schools reopen across India and Japan finds black particles in Moderna vaccine.

Duration:00:04:08

EU reaches vaccination milestone

8/31/2021
70% of European adults have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Also: warnings of a new variant emerging in South Africa and a British teenager warns young people to stay cautious.

Duration:00:03:42