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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

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

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