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Pandemic pressures threaten 4,000 small UK finance firms – business news

Britain’s market watchdog warned about 4,000 small financial firms are at greater risk of failure from the coronavirus as the country endures a third lockdown. The Financial Conduct Authority said Thursday that the pandemic is pushing the firms to the brink by depleting their liquidity. The survey of 23,000 businesses was carried out between June and August, before the government ...

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‘Hard miles’: Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines – world news

Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as the coronavirus resurges and reshapes itself from Britain to Japan to California, filling hospitals and threatening livelihoods anew as governments lock down businesses and race to find solutions. England headed back into lockdown. Mexico City’s hospitals hold more virus patients than ever. Germany reported one of its highest ...

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Hong Kong: Amid protest and pandemic, experts warn govt of social unrest among youth – world news

Experts have raised alarm over Hong Kong youths simmering grievances and frustration over Covid-19, which may turn into social unrest. The pent-up resentment against the government and frustration over the coronavirus pandemic among students has been described as ‘powder keg waiting to go off’, reported South China Morning Post (SCMP). Lilian Cheng and Tony Cheung writing for SCMP cited an ...

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World could see 1 million additional TB cases due to malnutrition after pandemic – india news

There could be an increase of 1 million cases of tuberculosis across the world, with India missing its target to eliminate the bacterial infection by 2025, said senior scientist of the World Health Organization and former director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dr Soumya Swaminathan. Tuberculosis affects an estimated 10 million people each year around the ...

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Pandemic hiatus at Sydney Opera House set to end with glitzy show – world news

The finishing touches were being put on a glitzy show at the Sydney Opera House Saturday, as the venue prepared to host an opera crowd for the first time since March. “The Merry Widow” will open on Tuesday to masked audiences up to 75 percent capacity, in a sign of hope for a performing arts industry crippled by the pandemic, ...

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Chance to right-size after pandemic pause – cricket

Remember Romain Grosjean’s F1 car bursting into flames at the Bahrain Grand Prix? It looked apocalyptic. The cockpit was a ball of fire, the impact of the crash had registered at over 50 G-forces and the car was torn into two. Other drivers asked their teams over radio: “is he okay?” “is everyone okay?” “Please.” On Nov 29, the year ...

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Pandemic made my last year in office the hardest, says Angela Merkel – world news

Angela Merkel said in her last New Year’s address to the nation as German chancellor that 2020 was by far the most difficult of her 15-year leadership, yet the start of vaccinations against Covid-19 made 2021 a year of hope. In a rare show of emotion, Merkel, who steered Germany and the European Union (EU) through the 2008 financial crisis, ...

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How Covid-19 pandemic hit the states – india news

Two months into the outbreak in India at the start of May, Ladakh was by a large margin the region with the highest testing rate with 8,294 samples tested for every million residents. Delhi was second, with around 2,500 tests per million, followed by Andhra Pradesh (1962). Manipur (149 tests per million), Mizoram (151) and West Bengal (171) were the ...

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Covid-19 pandemic: Timeline of what WHO did from January 9 – world news

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested the limits of healthcare systems across many countries and has caused serious damage to lives and economies around the world. From announcing the name of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus to tracing and studying the origins of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been active in the global effort against the ...

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Donald Trump ends days of drama, signs pandemic relief bill into law – world news

US President Donald Trump finally relented on Sunday, signing into law a bill that will provide $900 billion in Covid-19 relief for American families and business, and $1.4 trillion to keep the federal government funded until September. Trump reversed his position as inexplicably as he had announced his objections to the bill’s terms earlier last week. The spending legislation had ...

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