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Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel worldwide

Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel worldwide

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Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel worldwide

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Episodes

WHO chief warns of danger of assuming pandemic is ending

1/24/2022
The head of the World Health Organisation says it's dangerous to assume the pandemic is coming to an end; Also tens of thousands of Germans are due to protest against Covid restrictions. And the airline, Cathay Pacific, is operating at just two percent of its pre-pandemic capacity.

Duration:00:04:06

World's first Covid lockdown anniversary

1/23/2022
Eleven million people were quarantined in the Chinese city of Wuhan on this day in 2020. Also: Red list restrictions come into force in New Zealand and a new sub variant of Omicron is detected in 40 countries.

Duration:00:04:19

BBC investigation reveals true number of deaths in Iran

1/22/2022
The figure is double that of the official tally. Also: Scientists fear Covid could spread to wild animals, and tourists bring the disease to an island that had escaped it

Duration:00:04:16

Anti-coronavirus measures are re-imposed in Japan

1/21/2022
It comes as the country registers record daily infections driven by the Omicron variant. Also: Australia reports its deadliest day of the pandemic, President Biden's chief medical advisor warns it's too soon for life to go back to normal and could new clip-on devices detect covid in the air?

Duration:00:04:07

South African frustration over Omicron research

1/20/2022
Researchers say people outside the country did not believe their research; Spain wants to treat coronavirus like seasonal flu. And: a court in Australia explains why it allowed Novak Djokovic to be kicked out.

Duration:00:03:24

British PM under attack in parliament for lockdown violations

1/19/2022
Britain's Prime Minister has come under sustained attack in parliament today over allegations that parties at his residence broke Covid lockdown rules, France’s education minister is facing calls to resign after announcing Covid protocol for schools while holidaying in Ibiza, and museums and theatres in the Netherlands are opening up as temporary hair dressers and gyms to evade Covid lockdown measures.

Duration:00:04:50

Research in Israel shows fourth doses do not stop Omicron infections

1/18/2022
The government says it will continue the programme for people over 60. Also: Quebec is banning alcohol sales to unvaccinated people to encourage them to get jabbed; and thousands of hamsters are being culled in Hong Kong over concerns of animal to human transmission of the virus.

Duration:00:04:31

China tells population to stop ordering from overseas

1/17/2022
Beijing fears items delivered from overseas could spread the Omicron variant. Also: tsunami-hit Tonga fears foreign aid could bring coronavirus to the country; and Greece begins to fine people over 60 who haven’t been vaccinated.

Duration:00:04:30

Djokovic deported from Australia

1/16/2022
Novak Djokovic is on a flight from Australia after a court ruled the tennis star should not be allowed stay in the country. Federal judges upheld the government's decision to cancel his visa on the basis that his presence risked encouraging anti-vaccine feeling. Also: why Omicron is spreading concern for the Beijing Winter Olympics, and the cargo train from North Korea to China that might signal an easing of Covid restrictions.

Duration:00:04:57

The Chinese city of Tianjin begins its third round of mass testing

1/15/2022
Authorities want to eradicate Covid in the city of 14 million residents ahead of the Lunar New Year and Beijing Winter Olympic Games after cases were found in previous testing rounds. Also: an update on why Novak Djokovic's visa was cancelled, and why pink face masks haven't gone down well with police in Italy.

Duration:00:04:29

Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis star's visa

1/14/2022
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the decision followed "careful consideration." Also, the US Supreme Court blocks a plan for workers at large companies to be vaccinated or tested weekly and the British Prime Minister's office has apologised to the Queen for parties held in breach of Covid rules the night before her husband's funeral.

Duration:00:04:49

Two hospitals in Chinese city of Xi'an closed over lockdown failures

1/13/2022
China responds to public anger about patients being refused medical treatment. Also: teachers in France go on strike over the government's handling of the pandemic, and Hungary says it will offer a fourth Covid jab.

Duration:00:04:21

British PM admits attending lockdown gathering

1/12/2022
Boris Johnson apologises for attending a garden event at his official residence in May 2020 but rejects opposition calls for him to resign for breaking lockdown rules. Also: Quebec plans world's first tax for all unvaccinated residents; Djokovic admits Australia travel declaration error; and US scientists say hemp could help prevent Covid infections.

Duration:00:04:58

WHO warns of spread of Omicron across Europe

1/11/2022
Dr Hans Kluge says half the population will be infected in the next six to eight weeks. Also, people working in private offices in Delhi are told to work from home and, Mexico's president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, tests positive for coronavirus for the second time in a year

Duration:00:04:48

Djokovic wins Australian Open vaccine battle

1/10/2022
A judge rules the unvaccinated player was unfairly treated and shouldn't be deported - but officials say his visa could still be revoked. Also: Uganda's schools reopen after nearly two years; and why the common cold could lead to better covid vaccines.

Duration:00:04:58

Mass testing takes place in the Chinese city of Tianjin

1/9/2022
14 million people have to stay at home after 20 cases were reported. Also: the UK becomes the first country in western Europe to surpass 150,000 coronavirus deaths and protests have been held in France against President Macron's controversial vaccine pass.

Duration:00:04:15

A weekend lockdown comes into force in India's capital, Delhi.

1/8/2022
Residents of India's capital, Delhi, are allowed to leave their homes only for essential trips. Also: Novak Djokovic's lawyers say he had Covid last month, and a warning for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Duration:00:03:52

Another tennis player joins Novak Djokovic in detention in Australia

1/7/2022
Renata Voracova was also granted an exemption to compete in the Open in Melbourne. Also: hospitals in London call in the troops and the man in India who got at least eight jabs.

Duration:00:04:51

Australia denies Djokovic entry

1/6/2022
The health minister defends the decision not to admit the tennis player. Also: hospital staff in the Chinese city of Xi'an have been suspended after staff refused to treat a pregnant woman due to her Covid test, and election rallies in India are called off due to a surge in cases.

Duration:00:04:44

Hong Kong announces strict new Covid rules

1/5/2022
The measures include a ban on flights from eight countries, such as the US and Britain. Also: Australian anger over a vaccine exemption for the tennis star Novak Djokovic, and Rio will see another subdued carnival.

Duration:00:03:41