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Covid19 NEWS

Welcome to the NEWS section of Covid-19 Resource Center. In the era of misinformation and rumers, this is a place to get up-to-date NEWS from the world's top trusted sources and stay away from fake news. Click on a title to read the complete story.

The Guardians

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021 - 14:51

Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions into lockdown. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it is now most deadly

Since first being recorded in late 2019 in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

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Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 15:24

The latest daily updates on coronavirus cases in your local area and nationally. Check week-on-week changes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the latest figures from public health authorities

Coronavirus has hit the UK hard, with the country recording more than 4m cases and 125,000 deaths linked to the disease.

The government figures below include confirmed cases only – some people who have the disease are not tested.

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Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 18:16

The US emerged as an early hotspot for coronavirus and it continues to have some of the highest case and death rates in the world. Joe Biden took office in January with an ambitious plan to fight back the virus, following a Trump administration that was criticized for being slow to act. The US still currently leads the world in both confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

It’s important to point out that the actual death toll is believed to be far higher than the tally compiled from government figures.

Map numbers shown below are read in from Johns Hopkins University.

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Published on Monday, August 2, 2021 - 05:55

How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, when will Australia be fully vaccinated and when will you be eligible to get your dose? We bring together the latest numbers on daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as stats and live data on total vaccination figures in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states

Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout began in late February. Here we bring together the latest figures to track the progress of the rollout, as well as presenting an interactive tool to show when you might be eligible to receive the vaccine.

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Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 16:18

Latest updates: Covid deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 23 July up 50%; Indonesia’s health workers struggle under weight of new cases

Lindsey Graham has become the first US senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus.

He said he was “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “far worse”, the Associated Press reports.

The New York Times has denied claims that reporters were instructed not to investigate the origins of the pandemic.

“It was considered a conspiracy theory,” an NYT staffer told the Spectator. “It was untouchable everywhere. The fact that Trump embraced it, of course, also made it a no-go.”

Any accusation that the New York Times would refuse to investigate the origins of a pandemic is ridiculous. In 2020, The New York Times Company made the decision to stop accepting and hosting branded content ads from state media, which includes China Daily. We do not discuss revenue beyond what is our quarterly earnings reports.

Related: In hunt for Covid’s origin, new studies point away from lab leak theory

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United Nations

Published on Monday, August 2, 2021 - 22:08

Two senior UN officials are urging Governments to make breastfeeding-friendly environments a priority, in line with commitments made earlier this year to accelerate global progress on malnutrition. 

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 20:50

A senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the need for a global treaty on pandemic preparedness and response, urging countries to “seize the moment” and support its development. 

Published on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 20:17

COVID-19 infections rose eight per cent last week to more than 3.8 million, the UN health agency reported on Wednesday.  

Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 19:31

A culture of “safety, friends and food” at school has been replaced by “anxiety, violence, and teenage pregnancy”, with remote learning out of reach for millions, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Tuesday.

Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 19:31

The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Tuesday called for a “COVID ceasefire” for the country, as infections and deaths soar even as the military junta escalates attacks against healthcare workers.