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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

A Brazilian senate inquiry recommends criminal charges against the president

10/27/2021
The report will be sent to Brazil's prosecutor-general. Also: England's test and trace system comes in for heavy criticism, and Hollywood actress Charlize Theron calls on nations to start sharing jabs

Duration:00:04:58

US imposes new travel rules

10/26/2021
Washington says foreign nationals must be vaccinated to enter the country. Also, the Chinese city of Lanzhou, home to four million people, goes into lockdown. And Russia reaches a new record for daily deaths.

Duration:00:04:43

China restricts entry to the capital, Beijing, as outbreaks are recorded in the north of the country

10/25/2021
People arriving from districts with even one Covid case won't be able to access the city. Also: Germany's health minister wants state of emergency to end, and Pakistan records lowest number of Covid deaths in nearly a year.

Duration:00:03:32

Coronavirus cases in eastern Europe surpass 20 million

10/24/2021
One of the worst affected countries is Romania. Doctors there say hospitals are at breaking point. Also: cheaper tests are introduced for travellers returning to England, and in China the Wuhan marathon is postponed.

Duration:00:03:40

US officials say the Pfizer vaccine looks effective for children

10/23/2021
The FDA says the benefits of the jab outweigh the risks. Also: Vietnam opens up to tourists again, and South Korea achieves a key vaccination goal.

Duration:00:03:52

The WHO says 100,000 health workers have died

10/22/2021
Head of WHO criticises countries that control vaccines. Also: England continues with Covid strategy despite 50,000 new cases and Thailand prepares to welcome tourists again.

Duration:00:04:49

WHO says jab inequity means pandemic will drag on

10/21/2021
Slow vaccine supply to poorer nations will make the crisis last a year longer, experts say. Also, China cancels flights and train journeys in the north - in a bid to contain a Covid outbreak across five provinces, and India crosses the billion jabs mark.

Duration:00:04:59

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused of crimes against humanity

10/20/2021
An inquiry recommends that he face at least 10 charges over his handling of the pandemic. Also: President Putin orders a week long shutdown in Russia and New York city workers will be given 500 dollars when they get their first jab.

Duration:00:04:25

EU sends emergency aid to Romania

10/19/2021
The EU sends emergency aid to Romania as it records one of the highest covid mortality rates in the world; Russia reports a record daily number of deaths. And why an Indian man wants a photo of Narendra Modi removed from his vaccine certificate.

Duration:00:04:46

EU hits vaccine export milestone

10/18/2021
More than a billion doses have been exported, many via the Covax programme. Also: more than 50,000 children in Iran have lost a parent to the pandemic; and the former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has died from Covid complications.

Duration:00:03:39

Former UK Prime Minister urges emergency vaccine airlift to Africa

10/17/2021
Gordon Brown says hundreds of thousands of deaths could be prevented. Also: the Grand Mosque at Mecca is back to operating at full capacity; and the Covid-delayed T20 cricket tournament gets underway in Oman and the UAE.

Duration:00:03:50

Russia registers a record number of daily deaths

10/16/2021
Russia records over 1,000 deaths in 24 hours; US set to welcome vaccinated travellers and New Zealand's ‘Vaxathon’ is underway.

Duration:00:04:00

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