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.”
Delhi announces a week-long lockdown
The city had imposed a weekend curfew but reported its highest single-day spike so far on Sunday with nearly 25,000 cases. Also, half of the adult population in the US has now received at least one dose of vaccine, and Australia and New Zealand have opened a quarantine-free travel bubble.
The president of Germany says deep wounds have been left by the pandemic
Bells ring out as Germany remembers those who've died during the pandemic. Also, in Brazil, six out of ten households now face food insecurity due to the pandemic, and easing out of lockdown and into hugging.
More than 3 million dead from Covid-19
Johns Hopkins University says most of the world’s Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in the US, Brazil, Mexico and India. Also, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges worshippers not to gather for the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela. And Peru’s former president has been suspended from holding public office over allegations he used his influence to jump the queue for the vaccine.
WHO chief warns of deadly new surge
New countries risk big outbreak says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Also today: Angela Merkel warns that the third wave has Germany firmly in its grip. And a tale from the sharp end of England’s love affair with the beer garden.
India records 200,000 Covid cases in a single day
The country is suffering a huge surge, with figures doubling in the past ten days. Also: A senior member of Japan’s ruling party has said cancelling the Olympics remains a possibility because of the pandemic, and Sir David Attenborough on what lockdowns have meant for the natural world.
Denmark drops AstraZeneca vaccine
First country to stop use of the jab completely over blood clot fears. Also: the UK trial into whether different vaccines can be mixed expands, and the Dutch experiment into whether cafes and restaurants can open safely.
Overall good short summary of recent coronavirus info but always bugs me when Nick Miles and other hosts mispronounce Johns Hopkins. It is Johns Hopkins, not John Hopkins
US $2T COVID relief package
REAL reporting would have told about how much of this relief pkg was going to everything except COVID . Seriously? Do your homework!!!!
Your commentator for Brazil seems to hate president Jair Bolsonaro, huh? Just report on virus news and stop making everything political or partisan. I hear more about Bolsonaro on this show than on any other show.