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.”
Trump: "We did something that was a medical miracle"
Donald Trump leaves the White House saying the vaccine was one of the great achievements of his presidency. Also: how doctors in Venezuela are struggling to treat Covid patients without PPE and running water, and the smart watches that may be able to detect if you have the virus.
Biden dismisses Trump decree on Covid visiting rules
Joe Biden says he'll overturn an attempt by President Trump to end travel bans for visitors from some countries. Also, India's mass vaccination programme is halted in some states because of issues with the app, and more tennis players test positive for Covid 19 at the Australian Open.
Unfair distribution of vaccine risks 'catastrophic moral failure' says WHO
Rich countries are accused of hogging vaccines while poorest countries suffer. Also: Australia says its international border could be closed all year, and how wearing a mask incorrectly in Japan can affect your education.
Pakistan's drug regulators approve the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Pakistan's neighbour, India, launched its own mass immunisation programme on Saturday. Also: the head of Britain's National Health Service says they have new coronavirus hospital cases "every thirty seconds", and Australian Open players hit out at Covid-19 isolation.
India begins world's biggest Covid vaccine drive
India aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid-19. Also: US expects 'rapid growth' of virus variant; and getting the jab in UK while listening to Handel's Largo.
Biden reveals plan to tackle US Covid-19 pandemic
The US president-elect says the nationwide vaccine rollout so far has been a 'dismal failure'. Also: France to extend a six pm curfew across the country, and fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab'.