Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Saturday

The latest:Thousands of people took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest pandemic lockdown restrictions amid another surge in COVID-19 cases, and police made multiple arrests after crowds broke through barriers and threw plastic bottles and...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Friday

The latest:The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting certain workers from quarantine rules. In an announcement late Thursday following mounting pressure from retailers facing staff shortages and empty shelves, it outlined plans for...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on July 22

The latest:The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not revised its masking guidance even as the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps the United States, driving up infections, director Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday. Walensky declined to say whether the CDC...

China uninterested in WHO plan for further COVID-19 origins study

China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday.Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission, said he was "rather...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Thursday

The latest:The World Health Organization on Thursday urged Indonesia to implement a stricter and wider lockdown to combat surging COVID-19 infections and deaths, just days after the country's president flagged the easing of restrictions. Indonesia has become one of the...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on July 21

The latest:The World Health Organization (WHO) says there were more than 3.4 million new global cases of the coronavirus last week, a 12 per cent increase from the previous week. The UN health agency said that after a "steady decline for...

U.S. life expectancy saw biggest single-year drop since WW II

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since the Second World War, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: three years.The...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Wednesday

The latest:Tokyo's COVID-19 infections hit a six-month high Wednesday with the Olympic host city logging 1,832 new cases just two days before the Games open. Tokyo is currently under its fourth state of emergency, which will last until Aug. 22, covering...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on July 20

The latest:In the U.S., health officials said the the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to surge and now accounts for more than 80 per cent of the country's sequenced COVID-19 cases. That's a dramatic increase from the week of July...

India’s COVID-19 death toll could be 10 times the official count, research suggests

India's excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India's worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the South...
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