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Japan faces steep test to contain coronavirus spread in just a month – world news

Japan’s second state of emergency is set to last a month, but public health experts have already expressed doubts that four weeks is enough time to sufficiently slow the coronavirus that’s spreading at an alarming rate. With residents increasingly facing virus fatigue and no legal framework to force compliance, the country could struggle to quickly turn the trend of infections ...

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Covid-19: Negative coronavirus test required for air travel to Canada – world news

As the winter surge of the pandemic continues in Canada, the government has made it mandatory for all Canada-bound international travellers to produce a negative Covid-19 test result before being allowed to board a flight to a Canadian destination. Air travel remains restricted to the country as the ban on entry of foreign nationals, first announced in March last year ...

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One in 50 now infected, UK steps up coronavirus vaccination drive – world news

More than 1 million people in England now have coronavirus, the British government said, as medics race to vaccinate the most vulnerable against the rapidly spreading disease. Rocketing case rates from the new virus strain mean one person in every 50 in England now has Covid-19, while in London one in 30 is infected, official survey results showed. Prime Minister ...

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WHO disappointed China hasn’t granted entry to coronavirus experts – world news

The World Health Organization expressed dissappointment over China not finalising the permissions for the arrival of the team that was to investigate the origin of the coronavirus, said world health body chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday (local time). “Over the past 24 hours, members of the international scientific team on COVID-19 virus origins began traveling from their home countries ...

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Vaccines may not work on South African coronavirus variant: UK scientists – world news

Scientists are not fully confident that Covid-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa, ITV’s political editor said on Monday, citing an unidentified scientific adviser to the British government. Both Britain and South Africa have discovered new, more infectious variants in the coronavirus in recent weeks that have driven a surge in cases. ...

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India vs Australia: All Indian players test negative for coronavirus – Report – cricket

India players rounded off what was one of the toughest weekends for them on Australian soil on this tour by testing negative for the coronavirus. In the midst of unwanted media scrutiny after five India players — Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill and Navdeep Saini — had gone to a restaurant in Melbourne, they have all shown ...

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Congress opens new session as coronavirus, Joe Biden’s win dominate – world news

Congress convened Sunday for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a growing number of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surges. Democrat Nancy Pelosi was reelected as House speaker by her party, which retains the majority in the House but with the slimmest margin ...

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‘The deaths are real deaths’: Anthony Fauci rejects Donald Trump’s claim of coronavirus death toll being ‘exaggerated’ – world news

Two top US health officials on Sunday disputed a claim by President Donald Trump that federal data on Covid-19 cases and deaths in the United States is overblown, and both expressed optimism that the pace of vaccinations is picking up. “The deaths are real deaths,” Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on ...

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Germany poised to extend coronavirus lockdown – world news

Germany is likely to extend a national lockdown beyond January 10 to curb coronavirus infection rates that are still running high and putting huge strains on hospitals and health workers, politicians said at the weekend. Chancellor Angela Merkel and regional leaders are expected to agree to extend the restrictions when they convene on Tuesday. It is not yet clear how ...

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Amid vaccine hopes, UK variant of coronavirus continues to spread in 2021 – world news

Even as people hoped for a positive start to the New Year on the vaccine front, the UK reported a new coronavirus variant at the end of 2020 which plunged England into a hard lockdown yet again and dampened hopes on the vaccine front. The variant has reportedly spread to more than 30 countries across the world with Vietnam being the ...

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