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Coronavirus Global Update

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Coronavirus Global Update

Coronavirus Global Update

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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

Latest Episodes

England eases lockdown in pubs, restaurants and hair salons

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says it's the biggest step so far to recovery. Also two hundred thousand people are put back into quarantine in a region of Spain and Sri Lankan police patrol to enforce the wearing of facemasks in public.

5 MIN18 h ago
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England eases lockdown in pubs, restaurants and hair salons

Israel brings back Covid-19 restrictions as cases increase

The number of infections in Israel and the occupied West Bank has reached its highest point since April. Meanwhile, India records its highest single-day spike in cases. And the isolated residents of a US care home have received thousands of letters, thanks to a viral post on Facebook.

4 MIN1 d ago
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Israel brings back Covid-19 restrictions as cases increase

US jobs rebound

Unemployment has fallen after a massive rise in April when lockdowns were introduced. Also: Mexico's virus-related deaths have risen to over 28,000, and the African Union warns of the pandemic's impact on tourism.

4 MIN2 d ago
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US jobs rebound

US to buy almost entire global supply of Covid drug

The US has struck a near-exclusive deal to buy Remdesivir for the next three months. Also: global lockdowns cause layoffs in the aviation sector, and the mayor in Colombia who reported his own son from breaching restrictions.

4 MIN3 d ago
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US to buy almost entire global supply of Covid drug

EU recommends partial re-opening of external borders

European Union diplomats suggest member states allow visitors from 15 non-EU countries. Also: South Korean officials conclude the idea of a community forming herd immunity is "wishful thinking", and doctors in Afghanistan say their healthcare system is being over-run.

4 MIN4 d ago
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EU recommends partial re-opening of external borders

The WHO warns the pandemic is far from over

The World Health Organization says the virus has a "lot of room to move" after the number of people who died from COVID-19 passed the 500,000 mark. Also: mental health experts call for former patients to be tested for post traumatic stress disorder and the Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, asks football fans celebrating the club's recent victory to behave themselves.

4 MIN5 d ago
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The WHO warns the pandemic is far from over

Infections worldwide top 10 million

More than 10 million coronavirus cases have been declared worldwide. Also: The outbreak in the United States continues to grow, and Iran is to make face masks compulsory in some areas.

4 MIN6 d ago
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Infections worldwide top 10 million

India now has 500,000 confirmed cases

Despite a record daily rise in infections the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, says that his country is well placed to cope with COVID-19. Also: a global fundraiser featuring world leaders and pop stars is held to help poor countries fight the virus just as easily as rich ones, and refunds for Hajj pilgrims in Pakistan who can't get to Mecca.

4 MIN1 w ago
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India now has 500,000 confirmed cases

Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update

Introducing a podcast rounding-up the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from affected areas and details of the latest medical information.

55 sMAR 5
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Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update
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Latest Episodes

England eases lockdown in pubs, restaurants and hair salons

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says it's the biggest step so far to recovery. Also two hundred thousand people are put back into quarantine in a region of Spain and Sri Lankan police patrol to enforce the wearing of facemasks in public.

5 MIN18 h ago
Comments
England eases lockdown in pubs, restaurants and hair salons

Israel brings back Covid-19 restrictions as cases increase

The number of infections in Israel and the occupied West Bank has reached its highest point since April. Meanwhile, India records its highest single-day spike in cases. And the isolated residents of a US care home have received thousands of letters, thanks to a viral post on Facebook.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Israel brings back Covid-19 restrictions as cases increase

US jobs rebound

Unemployment has fallen after a massive rise in April when lockdowns were introduced. Also: Mexico's virus-related deaths have risen to over 28,000, and the African Union warns of the pandemic's impact on tourism.

4 MIN2 d ago
Comments
US jobs rebound

US to buy almost entire global supply of Covid drug

The US has struck a near-exclusive deal to buy Remdesivir for the next three months. Also: global lockdowns cause layoffs in the aviation sector, and the mayor in Colombia who reported his own son from breaching restrictions.

4 MIN3 d ago
Comments
US to buy almost entire global supply of Covid drug

EU recommends partial re-opening of external borders

European Union diplomats suggest member states allow visitors from 15 non-EU countries. Also: South Korean officials conclude the idea of a community forming herd immunity is "wishful thinking", and doctors in Afghanistan say their healthcare system is being over-run.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
EU recommends partial re-opening of external borders

The WHO warns the pandemic is far from over

The World Health Organization says the virus has a "lot of room to move" after the number of people who died from COVID-19 passed the 500,000 mark. Also: mental health experts call for former patients to be tested for post traumatic stress disorder and the Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, asks football fans celebrating the club's recent victory to behave themselves.

4 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The WHO warns the pandemic is far from over

Infections worldwide top 10 million

More than 10 million coronavirus cases have been declared worldwide. Also: The outbreak in the United States continues to grow, and Iran is to make face masks compulsory in some areas.

4 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Infections worldwide top 10 million

India now has 500,000 confirmed cases

Despite a record daily rise in infections the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, says that his country is well placed to cope with COVID-19. Also: a global fundraiser featuring world leaders and pop stars is held to help poor countries fight the virus just as easily as rich ones, and refunds for Hajj pilgrims in Pakistan who can't get to Mecca.

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
India now has 500,000 confirmed cases

Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update

Introducing a podcast rounding-up the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from affected areas and details of the latest medical information.

55 sMAR 5
Comments
Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update
the END
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