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Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel around the world.

Coronavirus Global Update BBC

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Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel around the world.

    A Brazilian senate inquiry recommends criminal charges against the president

    A Brazilian senate inquiry recommends criminal charges against the president

    The report will be sent to Brazil's prosecutor-general. Also: England's test and trace system comes in for heavy criticism, and Hollywood actress Charlize Theron calls on nations to start sharing jabs

    • 4 min
    US imposes new travel rules

    US imposes new travel rules

    Washington says foreign nationals must be vaccinated to enter the country. Also, the Chinese city of Lanzhou, home to four million people, goes into lockdown. And Russia reaches a new record for daily deaths.

    • 4 min
    China restricts entry to the capital, Beijing, as outbreaks are recorded in the north of the country

    China restricts entry to the capital, Beijing, as outbreaks are recorded in the north of the country

    People arriving from districts with even one Covid case won't be able to access the city. Also: Germany's health minister wants state of emergency to end, and Pakistan records lowest number of Covid deaths in nearly a year.

    • 3 min
    Coronavirus cases in eastern Europe surpass 20 million

    Coronavirus cases in eastern Europe surpass 20 million

    One of the worst affected countries is Romania. Doctors there say hospitals are at breaking point. Also: cheaper tests are introduced for travellers returning to England, and in China the Wuhan marathon is postponed.

    • 3 min
    US officials say the Pfizer vaccine looks effective for children

    US officials say the Pfizer vaccine looks effective for children

    The FDA says the benefits of the jab outweigh the risks. Also: Vietnam opens up to tourists again, and South Korea achieves a key vaccination goal.

    • 3 min
    The WHO says 100,000 health workers have died

    The WHO says 100,000 health workers have died

    Head of WHO criticises countries that control vaccines. Also: England continues with Covid strategy despite 50,000 new cases and Thailand prepares to welcome tourists again.

    • 4 min

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