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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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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

More than 3 million dead from Covid-19

4/17/2021
Johns Hopkins University says most of the world’s Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in the US, Brazil, Mexico and India. Also, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges worshippers not to gather for the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela. And Peru’s former president has been suspended from holding public office over allegations he used his influence to jump the queue for the vaccine.

Duration:00:04:59

WHO chief warns of deadly new surge

4/16/2021
New countries risk big outbreak says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Also today: Angela Merkel warns that the third wave has Germany firmly in its grip. And a tale from the sharp end of England’s love affair with the beer garden.

Duration:00:04:58

India records 200,000 Covid cases in a single day

4/15/2021
The country is suffering a huge surge, with figures doubling in the past ten days. Also: A senior member of Japan’s ruling party has said cancelling the Olympics remains a possibility because of the pandemic, and Sir David Attenborough on what lockdowns have meant for the natural world.

Duration:00:04:59

Denmark drops AstraZeneca vaccine

4/14/2021
First country to stop use of the jab completely over blood clot fears. Also: the UK trial into whether different vaccines can be mixed expands, and the Dutch experiment into whether cafes and restaurants can open safely.

Duration:00:04:58

President Biden's chief medical adviser casts doubt on use of AZ

4/13/2021
Dr Fauci says safety concerns over vaccine must first be resolved, also, India authorizes the Russian coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, and WHO demands an end to the sale of live wild animals in food markets.

Duration:00:04:58

Most of the severely ill patients in Brazil are under-40

4/12/2021
Doctors say more under-40s are developing severe symptoms and needing intensive care. Also: wealthy nations urged to fund vaccines for poorer countries; England's lockdown eases; and the Dutch holiday experiment in Greece.

Duration:00:04:57

India could pass Brazil in total infections

4/11/2021
It has reported a record daily rise of over 150,000 cases and more than 800 new deaths. Also: France increases the gap between first and second vaccinations, and could sunshine help beat Covid?

Duration:00:04:58

Brazil reports another record daily high number of deaths from Coronavirus

4/10/2021
Brazil reports another record daily high number of deaths from Coronavirus. The World Health Organisation criticises the vaccine gulf between rich and poor nations. And the world's most famous steeplechase - the Grand National - goes ahead - with no spectators

Duration:00:04:58

New vaccine blood clot inquiry

4/9/2021
EU regulator investigates potential link with Johnson & Johnson jab. Also: France to mix vaccine doses in response to AstraZeneca concerns, testing plan unveiled to reopen travel from England and Norway's PM fined for breaching her own Covid restrictions.

Duration:00:04:58

AstraZeneca vaccine: how safe is it?

4/8/2021
The makers of the vaccine are trying to maintain public confidence in it. Also: India accuses Europe and the US of depriving it of raw materials to make the vaccine; and the French Open tennis tournament is delayed by a week.

Duration:00:04:58

Brazil daily Covid deaths top 4,000

4/7/2021
Hospitals are overcrowded, but President Bolsonaro opposes any lockdown measures. Also: the Covid link to an increased risk of brain conditions, and India records its highest number of daily cases.

Duration:00:04:58

North Korea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics over Covid-19 fears

4/6/2021
North Korea pulls out of the Tokyo Olympics after an increase in cases, New Zealand and Australia announce a quarantine-free travel bubble and restrictions ease in Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Duration:00:04:58

India hits record number of daily cases

4/5/2021
India hits a record number of daily cases, the UK government steps up testing as lockdown lifts and Thailand hopes vaccinating an entire holiday island will bring tourists back.

Duration:00:04:57

Pope calls vaccines an 'essential tool' in Covid fight

4/4/2021
In his Easter address, Francis urged rich nations to help vaccines reach poor countries. Also: England's plans for a Covid passport, and dancing in Central Park to beat the pandemic.

Duration:00:04:59

Italy returns to strict lockdown for Easter

4/3/2021
Italy is battling a third wave of the pandemic, with more than 20,000 new cases daily. Also: the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is linked to rare blood clot deaths in the UK; and Argentina's president tests positive for the virus despite having already been vaccinated.

Duration:00:04:59

India cricket legend hospitalised

4/2/2021
As cases in India surge Sachin Tendulkar is admitted to a Mumbai hospital. AstraZeneca reports 30 examples of blood clots from its vaccination programme in the UK, and Vietnam's plea for vaccines.

Duration:00:04:59

WHO criticises European vaccine roll-out

4/1/2021
The World Health Organization blames Europe's 'unacceptably slow' vaccine campaigns for prolonging the pandemic. Also: India widens its immunisation programme to include everyone over the age of 45, and the Eurovision Song Contest becomes a Covid-19 event experiment.

Duration:00:04:59

War-torn Yemen gets first vaccine shipment

3/31/2021
The country is facing a public health disaster and the vaccines will be a 'game changer'. Also: Germany suspends the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged under sixty; and Russia registers the world's first Covid vaccine for animals.

Duration:00:04:59

World leaders call for international pandemic treaty

3/30/2021
A new global coalition urges action now to prepare for the next global pandemic – declaring that ‘nobody is safe until everyone is safe’. Also today: police in Sicily say health officials on the Italian island fiddled the figures to avoid lockdown. And could a government shake-up in Brazil help it beat Covid?

Duration:00:04:59

Mexico under-reports Covid deaths by 60 percent

3/29/2021
The Mexican government says Covid related deaths have risen to 320,000. Also, some regions in Germany are opening up - against the wishes of Chancellor Merkel, and how soothing organ music at a vaccination centre inspired an album.

Duration:00:04:58