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Coronavirus Global Update

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Coronavirus Global Update

Coronavirus Global Update

BBC World Service

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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

Latest Episodes

USA records highest one day figure

More than 63,000 coronavirus cases were registered on Thursday according to Johns Hopkins University, and some intensive care units reach capacity. South Africa has also hit its highest single day increase, and Barbados tempts homeworkers.

4 MIN11 h ago
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USA records highest one day figure

Oxfam warns that more people could die from hunger than Covid-19

The UK based charity says the pandemic is disrupting food supplies and aid. Also: the WHO announces a review of the global response to Covid-19, and the number of new cases in Tokyo has reached a record high, as Japan prepares to relax some restrictions.

4 MIN1 d ago
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Oxfam warns that more people could die from hunger than Covid-19

US passes three million coronavirus cases

Vice President, Mike Pence, said more than 39 million people had been tested. Also: the WHO acknowledges emerging evidence that the coronavirus can be spread by tiny air particles, and crowds in Serbia storm parliament to protest about a new curfew.

4 MIN2 d ago
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US passes three million coronavirus cases

Brazil's Bolsonaro announces: ‘It came back positive’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, Australia places Melbourne under 6-week lockdown. And Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility.

4 MIN3 d ago
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Brazil's Bolsonaro announces: ‘It came back positive’

Israel closes bars and clubs as COVID-19 cases rise

Public spaces have been shut indefinitely, as Israel grapples with the spread of infections. Meanwhile, Australia has closed the border between two states as cases rise there. And the Louvre Museum in Paris reopens after four months.

4 MIN4 d ago
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Israel closes bars and clubs as COVID-19 cases rise

South Africa - officials consider reimposing lockdown in most populous province

There are more than 50,000 cases in Gauteng which is the country's economic powerhouse. Also Britain celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the National Health Service - which has faced the most challenging year in its history with the battle against Covid-19, and an Indian man buys a gold face mask but admits it may not be effective against the coronavirus.

4 MIN5 d ago
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South Africa - officials consider reimposing lockdown in most populous province

England eases lockdown in pubs, restaurants and hair salons

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says it's the biggest step so far to recovery. Also two hundred thousand people are put back into quarantine in a region of Spain and Sri Lankan police patrol to enforce the wearing of facemasks in public.

5 MIN6 d ago
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England eases lockdown in pubs, restaurants and hair salons

Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update

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.

55 sMAR 5
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Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update
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Latest Episodes

USA records highest one day figure

More than 63,000 coronavirus cases were registered on Thursday according to Johns Hopkins University, and some intensive care units reach capacity. South Africa has also hit its highest single day increase, and Barbados tempts homeworkers.

4 MIN11 h ago
Comments
USA records highest one day figure

Oxfam warns that more people could die from hunger than Covid-19

The UK based charity says the pandemic is disrupting food supplies and aid. Also: the WHO announces a review of the global response to Covid-19, and the number of new cases in Tokyo has reached a record high, as Japan prepares to relax some restrictions.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Oxfam warns that more people could die from hunger than Covid-19

US passes three million coronavirus cases

Vice President, Mike Pence, said more than 39 million people had been tested. Also: the WHO acknowledges emerging evidence that the coronavirus can be spread by tiny air particles, and crowds in Serbia storm parliament to protest about a new curfew.

4 MIN2 d ago
Comments
US passes three million coronavirus cases

Brazil's Bolsonaro announces: ‘It came back positive’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, Australia places Melbourne under 6-week lockdown. And Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility.

4 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Brazil's Bolsonaro announces: ‘It came back positive’

Israel closes bars and clubs as COVID-19 cases rise

Public spaces have been shut indefinitely, as Israel grapples with the spread of infections. Meanwhile, Australia has closed the border between two states as cases rise there. And the Louvre Museum in Paris reopens after four months.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Israel closes bars and clubs as COVID-19 cases rise

South Africa - officials consider reimposing lockdown in most populous province

There are more than 50,000 cases in Gauteng which is the country's economic powerhouse. Also Britain celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the National Health Service - which has faced the most challenging year in its history with the battle against Covid-19, and an Indian man buys a gold face mask but admits it may not be effective against the coronavirus.

4 MIN5 d ago
Comments
South Africa - officials consider reimposing lockdown in most populous province

England eases lockdown in pubs, restaurants and hair salons

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says it's the biggest step so far to recovery. Also two hundred thousand people are put back into quarantine in a region of Spain and Sri Lankan police patrol to enforce the wearing of facemasks in public.

5 MIN6 d ago
Comments
England eases lockdown in pubs, restaurants and hair salons

Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update

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.

55 sMAR 5
Comments
Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update
the END
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