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

Coronavirus Global Update BBC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.0 • 217 Ratings

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

    Governments tighten travel rules

    Governments tighten travel rules

    Governments brings in restrictions despite WHO warnings. Also: Fiji opens up to tourists after 600 days and the UK PM is accused of having party during last year’s lockdown.

    • 4 min
    Confusion over Omicron variant

    Confusion over Omicron variant

    Concern varies over vaccine effectiveness for Omicron. Also: the UK introduces new restrictions and Greece will fine unvaccinated pensioners

    • 4 min
    WHO warns new variant poses a very high global risk

    WHO warns new variant poses a very high global risk

    As the Omicron variant spreads, borders close and health leaders call for action. Also: a couple are arrested in the Netherlands for fleeing a quarantine hotel, and a three day vaccine blitz begins in the Philippines.

    • 4 min
    Israel imposes travel ban

    Israel imposes travel ban

    Israel bans foreigners coming in as it tries to limit the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Also, England brings back mandatory face coverings in shops and public transport. And Moderna says it needs a fortnight to know if its vaccine will work against Omicron.

    • 4 min
    European countries check Omicron cases

    European countries check Omicron cases

    The mutated virus has been listed as a variant of concern by the World Health Organisation. Also, South Africa says it is being punished for detecting the new variant, and airlines want the EU to extend Covid passport validity to 12 months.

    • 4 min
    WHO meets to consider new variant found in southern Africa

    WHO meets to consider new variant found in southern Africa

    Experts in Geneva will decide if it should be designated a variant of concern. Also, South Africa has expressed disappointment after several countries imposed travel bans, and stock markets have fallen in reaction to news of the discovery.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

# alone at xmas ,

3.5 million deaths and growing Trauma of covid death

So the new health secretary is putting money first and saying he doesn’t care about the infection rate or the death rate and foolishly with his PM lifting the lid
So business first not death but taxes
Utter shameful abusive and negligent behaviour. Let the blood of the death of those be the reminder to you that greed in a pandemic doesn’t work
You and the rest of Your party have now said to hell with the science herd immunity is what we do. Well further proof that you regret the decision you make.

Let the scrutiny of UK handling of covid trauma be heard
My mum died of covid and her care was disgraceful but I am one hundreds of thousands in uk
I have no confidence in the new health secretary and the party . This is not a game People who are double vaccinated are not immune from getting covid Cannot you understand this virus is mutating and adapting at rates greater than you understand
And so let the number rise as the world watches on to see when the death toll grows and the double vaccines become well waste of time
Shame on you health secretary and this party you put profit before life you learnt nothing!!!

James B Mannion ,

Really Wonderful Podcast

Very great podcast slowly unfurling the History of the British. I have been listening for some years now and it’s insights and engaging story telling are amongst the best I’ve heard anywhere :-)

Dude SKS ,

Handy update

Good global COVID-19 update. Quick and to the point. Episode daily and really have not the latest episode worth listening to as COVID-19 news moves very quickly.

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