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Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel around the world.

Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel around the world.

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Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel around the world.

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Episodes

Italian dockers strike over Covid rules

10/15/2021
About 2,000 workers are outside Trieste port, angry at a mandatory Covid pass. Also: Sydney is to scrap quarantine for vaccinated Australian travellers, and English health officials warn of a hard winter ahead.

Duration:00:04:52

Lateral flow tests more accurate than first thought

10/14/2021
Tests had been criticised for accuracy; Russia reports record number of new cases and India rows back on mandatory quarantines for British vaccinated travellers.

Duration:00:03:25

US to open borders for vaccinated travellers

10/13/2021
Authorities say they will reopen land borders with Mexico and Canada to fully vaccinated travellers from November. Also: Elderly Muscovites get financial rewards for Covid jabs, and Catholic worshippers return for the first pilgrimage without restrictions.

Duration:00:03:53

AstraZeneca trials a new antibody cocktail

10/11/2021
AstraZeneca's experimental drug has helped cut the risk of severe disease or death. Also, Wales introduces a Covid pass, and Sydney comes out of lockdown after nearly four months.

Duration:00:04:56

Protests in Italy over health pass

10/10/2021
But the prime minister vows to press on with his vaccination plans. Also: warnings of an uncertain winter in the UK; and Australia's most populous state prepares to reopen.

Duration:00:03:49

Russia breaks its own pandemic record

10/9/2021
Official figures reveal a record number of deaths and infections. Also today: Singapore abandons its zero Covid strategy. And India deploys drones to deliver vaccines to remote communities.

Duration:00:04:51

Japan’s PM pledges to end Covid crisis

10/8/2021
Japan’s new Prime Minister promises to carve out a new era. Also, Britain launches its largest-ever flu vaccination programme, and how restaurants in the US are using robots because of Covid staff shortages.

Duration:00:04:57

Ivermectin: How false science created a Covid 'miracle drug'

10/7/2021
Investigation casts serious doubt on research which was used by Ivermectin's promoters. Also, Romania experiences a major surge in Covid case-numbers and deaths, and how the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has been shipped to a remote research-station in the Antarctic.

Duration:00:04:41

What causes Covid toe?

10/6/2021
Scientists think they have the answer. Also: figures are still rising in Russia, and a court in the Netherlands rejects a bid to ban covid passes.

Duration:00:04:25

UN: Pandemic has severe toll on child mental health

10/5/2021
Unicef says the pandemic has amplified the mental health crisis affecting young people. Also: in Guatemala anti-vaccine villagers attack and detain nurses administering Covid jabs.

Duration:00:03:36

New Zealand changes strategy

10/4/2021
Prime Minister Ardern says they will have to live with virus, due to the delta variant. Also: UK ends most of its travel restrictions, and Venezuela welcomes 900,000 doses of vaccine from Cuba

Duration:00:03:27

Systems crash causes Israel Green Pass delay

10/3/2021
Tough new controls delayed for days by glitch. Also today: Liverpool’s manager likens refusing a jab to drink-driving, and the head of United Airlines defends firing workers who refuse to get vaccinated.

Duration:00:04:53

US passes 700,000 Covid deaths

10/2/2021
Millions of Americans remain unvaccinated. Also: hundreds protest in Auckland; and Morocco says it will soon be giving a third jab.

Duration:00:04:49

Australia to end strict travel ban

10/1/2021
The country will re-open its borders to fully vaccinated residents from November. Also: With 85 percent of its population fully vaccinated, Portugal lifts almost all of its Covid restrictions, and the delayed 2020 Expo opens in Dubai - the first world fair to be held in the Middle East.

Duration:00:04:55

Britain finishes its furlough scheme

9/30/2021
18 months of financial help for workers come to an end. Also: A call for more Covid vaccines to be sent to poorer countries, and Argentine rugby players banned from Australian training camp.

Duration:00:03:55

Vitamin A treatment trial for Covid loss of smell

9/29/2021
UK researchers are assessing if vitamin A nasal drops might be able to treat the loss or altered sense of smell in some people who have had Covid. Also, South Africa's former health minister is implicated in alleged corruption over a multi-million-dollar communications contract. And James Bond is back after repeated pandemic delays.

Duration:00:04:55

Record deaths in Russia

9/28/2021
The 852 deaths in 24 hours come amid a surge in Delta variant cases. Also: Japan's state of emergency to end; President Biden gets booster jab as New York's unvaccinated teachers and health workers face being fired; and BTS are heading back to the stage.

Duration:00:04:57

Australia restrictions to ease

9/27/2021
New South Wales lockdown likely to end for fully vaccinated in two weeks. Also: the most deprived parts of the UK have to wait longest for health care, and EU officials may continue to limit vaccine exports.

Duration:00:04:42

France to double vaccine supplies to poorer countries

9/26/2021
France says it will double the number of vaccine doses for poorer countries. A Chinese health official says Covid may have lain hidden for up to 50 years. And the Japanese Prime Minister says he hopes to lift a state of emergency.

Duration:00:03:50

India to restart vaccine exports

9/25/2021
They had been suspended in April because of a Covid wave. Also: the Netherlands eases restrictions; and the son of the Brazilian President tests positive for the virus.

Duration:00:03:25