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.”
Japan extends Covid restrictions as Olympics loom
Officials have extended the state of emergency less than three months before the Games. Also: India's Supreme Court orders the government to increase oxygen supplies, and Australia is to resume some India flights.
US backs waiver on vaccine patents to boost supply
One hundred of the WTO's members are said to be in favour, and a panel on intellectual property is expected to discuss the issue next month. Also: India has reported another record rise in cases, and the makers of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine have agreed to supply their jab to all athletes in the Tokyo Olympics.
India's delegation at the G-7 talks in London is self-isolating after two people test positive
Foreign ministers from the G-7 group are discussing the global distribution of coronavirus vaccines, also,Australian man takes his own government to court over a ban on returning home, and a test half-marathon in Japan - 11 weeks before the start of the Olympics.
India suspends IPL cricket tournament after rise in Covid-19 cases among players
An Indian Cricket Board official said they would try to hold the matches as soon as possible but no date had been fixed. Also: G7 foreign ministers meet in London face to face to discuss a range of global challenges, including access to vaccines. And the European Union's medicines regulator has started reviewing data on a Chinese coronavirus vaccine.
EU unveils plans for tourists to return
People who have had two vaccine doses will be allowed to travel. Also: the Indian army is asked to set up covid-care facilities in Delhi; and Covax agrees a deal with Moderna to supply up to 500 million vaccine doses.
India records its highest daily number of coronavirus deaths
The country is still struggling with lack of oxygen supplies, bordering nations raise fears about infections spreading. Wuhan, where coronavirus first emerged, hosts a huge music festival.
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
I found your podcast by accident a couple months ago. It’s fascinating and necessary to understand the scope of the global pandemic. Thank you so much for your succinct and accurate reporting. Everyone should listen to it!
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!!!!