Britain approves dual-strain Covid vaccine
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2y ago
The UK becomes the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine which targets both the original and Omicron variants of the virus. Also: Covid infection numbers surge in the Marshall Islands, Moderna announces its first vaccine facility in the Southern Hemisphere, and a date is set for schools to re-open in Shanghai ..read more
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Millions of people in Beijing to be tested after outbreak
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by BBC World Service
2y ago
Queues form outside hundreds of testing centres in the city's Chaoyang district. Also: the Peruvian government is urged to help poorer families affected by Covid, and the Indian politician Sonia Gandhi is being treated for Covid-19 in hospital ..read more
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North Korea registers over 2 million cases
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by BBC World Service
2y ago
Sixty-six people are said have died, nine days after the outbreak was first acknowledged. Meanwhile, President Biden says the US has offered Covid vaccines to Pyongyang but has received no response. Also: China orders thousands of Beijing residents to relocate to quarantine hotels despite testing negative and Easter Island reopens to tourists ..read more
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North Korea sends in army to cope with Covid surge
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2y ago
State media says North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un strongly criticized healthcare officials for what he called a botched response to epidemic prevention, as cases soar to more than a million.Also China's weakening economy is blamed on lockdowns ..read more
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Face mask rules relaxed for EU air travel
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2y ago
Wearing a mask on flights and in airports in Europe will no longer be mandatory. Also: Shanghai gradually eases its lockdown restrictions, and Denmark suspends its general immunisation programme ..read more
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North Korea says its covid outbreak is spreading
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2y ago
Kim Jong-Un said it was a "great disaster" for the country. Also: China pulls out as host of the Asian Cup football finals next year, and New Zealand's prime minister tests positive for Covid-19 ..read more
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The White House says more than a million Americans have now lost their lives to Covid-19
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by BBC World Service
2y ago
President Biden says the US must remain vigilant against the pandemic. Also: A former British prime minister calls on rich countries to do more to increase funding for global vaccinations, tests and treatments, and North Korea orders a nationwide lockdown to contain a rise in cases ..read more
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WHO: True Covid pandemic death toll is 15 million
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by BBC World Service
2y ago
The World Health Organisation says nearly 15 million people have died because of the coronavirus pandemic since 2020. Also, more cities across China look to ease restrictions as Covid cases fall, and health bosses in England urge hospitals to tempt retired employees back to work ..read more
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Huge mass testing programme in Beijing
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by BBC World Service
2y ago
Chinese capital is looking to avoid the fate of Shanghai, which is under strict lockdown. Also; a planned ban on night-time prayers in mosques in Egypt during Ramadan has been dropped ..read more
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China puts several cities in lockdown
BBC News | Coronavirus Global Update
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2y ago
China imposes lockdown measures on a whole province amid rising cases. Also, Germany records a seven day high of infections, and Britain decides to remove all travel restrictions later this week ..read more
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