Coronavirus Global Update

Coronavirus Global Update

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.”

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May 9, 2021 4 min
The Spanish measures had restricted travel. Also, the Olympic stadium in Tokyo holds a test event, and Dracula's castle offers free jabs.
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There are fears the real number of deaths is higher, and infections may not peak until the end of May. Also: new restrictions for Pakistan, and the WHO approves China's vaccine Sinopharm.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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March 5, 2020 55 sec
Introducing a podcast rounding-up the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from affected areas and details of the latest medical information.
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