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Coronavirus Australia live: three of four Covid-19 cases found in Victorian hotel quarantine linked to the Australian Open

Stranded Victorians return from Sydney as tourism industry warned international border could be shut all year. Follow latest updates NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 11.41pm GMT Just back on Victorian premier Daniel Andrews and the Australian Open: he made mention that some of the positive tests recorded earlier this week have […]

Venezuela’s Maduro sends oxygen to Brazil amid virus spike

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its South American neighbor treat people sickened in another coronavirus wave ByThe Associated Press January 18, 2021, 6:34 PM • 3 min read CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its […]

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

China reports its economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease outbreaks By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer January 18, 2021, 2:27 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China’s economy grew 2.3% […]

Brazil’s health agency approves the use of two vaccines

Brazil’s health regulator has approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin an immunization program that’s been subject to delay and political disputes By MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA Associated Press January 17, 2021, 9:40 PM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray as attention turns to Pfizer vaccine concerns

4.18pm EST 16:18 This is an interesting piece about people of colour moving to regional areas during the pandemic: 4.08pm EST 16:08 The Australian Open starts next month, and there’s already a fair bit of concern about how many players and officials travelling to Melbourne have tested positive to Covid-19. But Victorian opposition MP Tim […]

Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany

Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plans to fly home to Russia on Sunday after recovering in Germany from his poisoning in August with a nerve agent ByThe Associated Press January 17, 2021, 9:20 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plans to fly […]

Coronavirus live: struggle to quash Sydney cluster with six new cases; Brazil’s fifth day of more than 1,000 deaths

The Australian federal government expects hundreds of Australians stranded overseas will be brought home on the 20 flights it is chartering in coming months. Seats will be given as a priority where possible to people who are in special need. There are some 37,000 Australians registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and trade who […]

Guatemala tries blocking caravan of 9,000 Honduran migrants

Guatemalan soldiers have blocked part of a caravan of as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants not far from where they entered the country in a bid to reach the U.S. border By SONNY FIGUEROA and CLAUDIO ESCALON Associated Press January 17, 2021, 1:33 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

Germany: 3 candidates as Merkel’s party chooses new leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is choosing a new leader on Saturday, eight months before voters decide who will succeed Merkel in a national election ByThe Associated Press January 16, 2021, 8:22 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is choosing a new […]

Dengue—an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru

International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN Photo by Carmen Arroyo (new york) Friday, January 15, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 15 (IPS) – While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing […]