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Covid19 NEWS

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The Guardians

Published on Friday, March 19, 2021 - 15:42

Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions into lockdown. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been 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 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 13:28

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 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 06:17

Guardian Australia brings together all the latest on active and daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as maps, stats, live data and state by state graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get a broad picture of the Australian outbreak and track the impact of government response

Due to the difference in reporting times between states, territories and the federal government, it can be difficult to get a current picture of how many confirmed cases of coronavirus there are in Australia.

Here, we’ve brought together all the figures in one place, along with comparisons with other countries.

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Published on Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 19:49

German chancellor will be vaccinated on Friday; NI executive to outline reopening dates; Cambodia ‘on brink of death’, says premier

Ukraine on Thursday launched a vaccination drive to innoculate its athletes against the coronavirus ahead of the 2021 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A total of 30 athletes set to represent the ex-Soviet country in Tokyo received their first jab of China’s CoronaVac vaccine in front of cameras at a hospital in the capital Kiev.

Norway will take more time to assess whether it will resume the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 or stop it altogether, the health minister, Bent Hoeie, has said.

Norway’s Institute of Public Health has recommended ending the use of the AstraZeneca jab, but the government needs more information before making a final decision, he said.

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United Nations

Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 02:16

Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preserving our shared heritage “in all its diversity”, said the UN cultural agency chief on Tuesday.  

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 00:29

The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be brought under control “within months”, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday. 

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 21:43

A “paradigm shift” aligning the private sector with the global goals is needed to address the challenges of the future, including those triggered by COVID-19, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum. 

Published on Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 01:14

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented public health, economic and social crises, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions and exacerbating inequalities throughout the world, the World Bank said at the COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries event on Friday. 

Published on Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 00:46

The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.