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Coronavirus live news: US nears 25m cases as three infections linked to Australian Open confirmed as UK strain

UK to quarantine arrivals from high-risk countries; no new local cases in NSW and Victoria; Possible community outbreak reported in New ZealandVaccine experts defend UK decision to delay second Pfizer Covid jabThe new mutants: the Covid variants worrying health officials worldwideThree men arrested amid inquiry into £6m Covid loan fraudKenneth Branagh to play Boris Johnson in TV drama about Covid crisisSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.07am GMT Mainland China confirmed 80 new coronavirus ca...
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The wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is arrested as mass protests defy Putin and call for his release from prison

People clash with police during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Russia on January 23, 2021. Dmitri Lovetsky Russian opposition leader Alex Navalny's wife, Yulia Navalnaya, has been arrested. She has become one of more than 1,600 people arrested during protests calling for his release from prison. Navalny's arrest is for violating a 2014 fraud sentence but many believe it is politically motivated. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
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Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong orders partial lockdown; Covid fragments found in Sydney sewage

Thousands in Kowloon district put under new restrictions; New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson; Germany’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus? 2.17am GMT More than 19m doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the United States and almost 4...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Germany, World news, Ap, United States, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Pfizer, Johnson, Reuters, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kowloon, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID


Brazil has a new coronavirus variant, and it is present in about 50% of all new COVID cases in Manaus city

It's mutating. A newly identified variant of COVID is already confirmed in about half of all new infections in Manaus, Brazil, which raises alarm about a greater risk of spread, a researcher warns on Friday. From Reuters: A team led by immunologist Ester Sabino collected genomic data from COVID-19 tests in Manaus that indicated 42% of the confirmed cases were infected by the new variant, which has mutations similar to the British and South African variants. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, World news, Brazil, Reuters, Manaus, Manaus Brazil, Coronavirus, COVID, Ester Sabino


Coronavirus live news: UK variant fears while Western Australia to relax border rules

New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson; World’s poor need action, not Covid ‘vaccine nationalism’, say experts; Germany’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus? 10.22pm GMT The World Health Organization (WHO) is not changing its advice on fabric face m...
Tags: UK, Science, Germany, World news, Austria, Infectious Diseases, Who, Johnson, Western Australia, Reuters, Afp, World Health Organization WHO, Moderna Inc, Coronavirus, COVID, BritainIsraeli Covid


France death toll surpasses 72,000; Brazil variant found in Germany – as it happened

France registers a further 23,292 new confirmed cases and 649 more deaths; Germany says first case of Brazilian version of virus discovered in Hesse. This blog is now closedFollow today’s coronavirus coverage hereAstraZeneca blames production glitch for delivery shortfallIsrael Covid chief’s claim single vaccine jab less effective ‘inaccurate’German lockdown to continue despite drop in infection rateWorld’s poor need action not ‘vaccine nationalism’, say experts 10.04pm GMT This blog is now ...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Brazil, Biden, Western Australia, Reuters, Coronavirus


Prisoners are 5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than the overall population. A 69-year old prisoner is trying to change that one livestream at a time.

The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through US prisons, with inmates 5.5 times more likely to catch the disease than the overall population. One prisoner under home confinement, 69-year-old Rufus Rochelle, is calling for the release of prisoners in daily Facebook Live streams. Correctional facilities are desperately lacking PPE and other health resources, and can hardly enforce social distancing measures. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On the evening that Rufus Rochelle saw th...
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Coronavirus live news: France death toll surpasses 72,000; Brazil variant found in Germany

France registers a further 23,292 new confirmed cases and 649 more deaths; Germany says first case of Brazilian version of virus discovered in Hesse; AstraZeneca blames production glitch for delivery shortfallIsrael Covid chief’s claim single vaccine jab less effective ‘inaccurate’German lockdown to continue despite drop in infection rateWorld’s poor need action not ‘vaccine nationalism’, say expertsUK coronavirus – latest updates 8.24pm GMT Mali has chosen to use the AstraZeneca Covid-19 va...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Brazil, Mali, Astrazeneca, Reuters, Hesse, Coronavirus, AstraZeneca COVID, Fanta Siby


Coronavirus live news: Brazil variant found in Germany; AstraZeneca EU vaccine deliveries to fall short

Germany says first case of Brazilian version of virus discovered in Hesse; AstraZeneca blames production glitch for delivery shortfall German lockdown to continue despite drop in infection rateSouth Africa paying more than double EU price for Oxford vaccineWHO platform for pharmaceutical firms unused since pandemic beganFauci describes ‘liberating feeling’ of no longer working under TrumpUK coronavirus – latest updates 5.20pm GMT The World Health Organization has said it has reached an agree...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Oxford, Brazil, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Justin Trudeau, Reuters, Trudeau


Coronavirus live news: Portugal reports record deaths for fifth day in a row; Hong Kong to impose local lockdown

Portugal records 234 Covid-linked deaths, it’s latest record high; tens of thousands to be ordered to stay at home in Hong KongGerman lockdown to continue despite drop in infection rateSouth Africa paying more than double EU price for Oxford vaccineWHO platform for pharmaceutical firms unused since pandemic beganFauci describes ‘liberating feeling’ of no longer working under TrumpUK coronavirus – latest updates 3.28pm GMT BioNTech is to supply 50 million specialty needles at no profit to cou...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, France, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Ireland, Oxford, Portugal, Belgium, Pfizer, Reuters, BioNtech, Coronavirus


Biden appoints FTC and FCC acting directors in move that signals a more aggressive approach to regulating big tech

FTC acting director Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and FCC acting director Jessica Rosenworcel. Leah Millis/Reuters; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden picked Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FTC and FCC directors. The two Democrats have been more aggressive regulating big tech in the past than Trump's appointees. They also favor many of Biden's stances on issues like internet access, net neutrality, and privacy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presid...
Tags: Verizon, Politics, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Regulation, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Antitrust, Biden


Coronavirus live news: Portugal bans all UK flights; France recommends surgical masks

Move aimed at tackling spread of new variant; Cloth masks ‘fail to provide enough protection’; Rio carnival cannot be held even in middle of year, warns city mayorHungary breaks ranks with EU to license Russian vaccineEU could ban travellers from Britain to contain Covid variantsWealthy UK flyers opt for private jets to evade Covid and lockdownsBlow for French ski resorts as Covid rules hit holiday season 10.32pm GMT Hotspots of Covid-19 infections in the European Union will be labelled “dar...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Africa, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Portugal, Melbourne, Reuters, Ursula von der Leyen, Paula Badosa


Coronavirus live news: Spain investigates 'criminal mishandling' of care home deaths; Portugal shuts schools

Spain says there are 200 potential cases; Portugal shuts schools amid record deaths; US aims to join CovaxHungary breaks ranks with EU to license Russian vaccineEU could ban travellers from Britain to contain Covid variantsWealthy UK flyers opt for private jets to evade Covid and lockdownsBlow for French ski resorts as Covid rules hit holiday seasonUK coronavirus – latest updates 6.25pm GMT The US House of Representatives is planning to bring a coronavirus relief bill to a vote in the first ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Senate, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Asia Pacific, House, House Of Representatives, Portugal, Poland


Coronavirus live news: Portugal closes schools after fourth day of record deaths; US aiming to join Covax

Portugal’s daily Covid death toll reaches record high of 221, prompting closure of schools; US to join the facility aiming to deliver vaccines to poor countriesEU could ban travellers from Britain to contain Covid variantsWealthy UK flyers opt for private jets to evade Covid and lockdownsBlow for French ski resorts as Covid rules hit holiday seasonEuro 2020: Uefa ‘thinking about’ switching tournament to one countryUK coronavirus – latest updates 4.21pm GMT South African president Cyril Ramap...
Tags: Europe, UK, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Middle East, Portugal, Dubai, Zimbabwe, Uae, Reuters


Coronavirus live news: Portugal reports record deaths for fourth day in a row; US intends to join Covax, Fauci tells WHO

Portugal’s daily Covid death toll reaches record high of 221; United States to join the facility aiming to deliver vaccines to poor countriesEU could ban travellers from Britain to contain Covid variantsWealthy UK flyers opt for private jets to evade Covid and lockdownsBlow for French ski resorts as Covid rules hit holiday seasonEuro 2020: Uefa ‘thinking about’ switching tournament to one countryUK coronavirus – latest updates 3.10pm GMT The Dutch government’s plans to introduce a curfew bet...
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Coronavirus live new: Portugal reports record deaths for fourth day in a row; US intends to join Covax, Fauci tells WHO

Portugal’s daily Covid death toll reaches record high of 221; United States to join the facility aiming to deliver vaccines to poor countriesEU could ban travellers from Britain to contain Covid variantsWealthy UK flyers opt for private jets to evade Covid and lockdownsBlow for French ski resorts as Covid rules hit holiday seasonEuro 2020: Uefa ‘thinking about’ switching tournament to one countryUK coronavirus – latest updates 2.29pm GMT India plans to give millions of doses of Covid-19 vacc...
Tags: Europe, UK, China, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Portugal, Who, Astrazeneca, Seychelles


Coronavirus live: US intends to join Covax, Fauci tells WHO; warning German borders may need to close

United States to join the facility aiming to deliver vaccines to poor countries; Germany may need to close borders, says Merkel’s chief of staffEU could ban travellers from Britain to contain Covid variantsCovid cases may have stopped falling, major English survey showsEuro 2020: Uefa ‘thinking about’ switching tournament to one countryFrance may follow Germany in making clinical masks mandatoryUK coronavirus – latest updates 10.28am GMT The Covax vaccine-sharing platform designed to ensure ...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Merkel, Reuters, Gavi, World Health Organisation WHO, Coronavirus, COVID


Archaeologists unearthed 210 sarcophagi in an Egyptian city of the dead. They'd remained undisturbed for at least 2,500 years.

A sarcophagus found near Queen Nearit's funerary temple in Saqqara, which was unveiled on January 17, 2021. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GETTY Over the last four months, archaeologists have found at least 210 sarcophagi beneath Saqqara, an ancient Egyptian city of the dead. The sealed coffins had remained undisturbed for 2,500 years or more. Egyptologists recently opened some to examine the mummies inside. Researchers also discovered an ancient queen's funerary temple and a trove of mummified li...
Tags: Science, News, Cbs News, Trends, Cnn, Features, Egypt, Archaeology, Memphis, Luxor, Mummies, Cairo, Reuters, Imhotep, Western Desert, Mohamed


Biden's first executive orders: pandemic, climate change, racism, immigration

President Joe Biden hit the ground running. His first executive orders include rejoining the Paris climate accords, canceling Keystone pipeline, strengthening DACA, and mandating masks and social distancing in Federal buildings. From Reuters' recap of actions by the incoming administration on day one: COVID-19 CRISIS * Seek a $1.9 trillion spending proposal aimed at accelerating the distribution of coronavirus vaccines while providing economic relief to millions of Americans hurt by ...
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Coronavirus live: Spain reports record new infections; highest number of daily cases since November in France

Spain records 41,576 new cases; France reports 26,784 new Covid cases; Italy considers legal action over Pfizer vaccine delivery delaysFrance may follow Germany in making clinical masks mandatoryVaccines may need updating to protect against new variantIndian hesitancy sets back world’s biggest vaccination driveChina revives conspiracy theory of US army link to CovidUK coronavirus – latest updates 6.26pm GMT The French health ministry reported 26,784 new confirmed Covid cases over the past 24...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Italy, Pfizer, Reuters, Coronavirus


LIVE: After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office shortly before noon ET on Wednesday. Biden's inauguration came as Washington, DC was on lockdown after outgoing President Trump incited a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presiden...
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Coronavirus live: Italy may take legal action over Pfizer vaccine delivery delays; China finds two cases resemble UK strain

French health officials warn against wearing home-made fabric masks; Two cases in China considered to be highly similar to UK variant; Dutch curfew set to be introduced between 8.30pm and 4.30amBiden holds memorial for 400,000 Americans who have died of CovidCovid unlikely to die out, says New Zealand health chief UK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.22pm GMT Members of the military are to be brought in to assist medical staff in Northern Ireland in the battle ag...
Tags: Europe, UK, China, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Italy, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Kenya, Pfizer, Reuters


Coronavirus live news: WHO says UK variant detected in 60 countries; Dutch government set to introduce curfew

Variant first detected in Britain found in 60 countries; Dutch curfew set to be introduced between 8.30pm and 4.30am; new measures in BeijingBiden holds memorial for 400,000 Americans who have died of CovidCovid unlikely to die out, says New Zealand health chief See all our coronavirus coverage 11.29am GMT Russia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF has filed for registration of Sputnik V in the EU and expects it to be reviewed in February, moving it closer to wider adoption across the world.Sputnik...
Tags: Europe, UK, Russia, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Rome, Britain, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Vatican, Who, Reuters, Konrad Krajewski


Trump laid out a vision for America in his inaugural address 4 years ago. He has come nowhere near realizing it.

President Donald Trump delivering his inaugural address at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Trump promised Americans good jobs and a return to greatness on the world stage when he made his inaugural address on January 20, 2017.  Four years later, the speech hasn't aged well, as Trump has largely failed to come anywhere close to accomplishing his goals. Trump will leave office with more Americans out of work than when he started and with the US's internat...
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Donald Trump pardons Steve Bannon amid last acts of presidency – reports

Former senior adviser was previously considered an unlikely name among the dozens expected to receive clemencyDonald Trump has reportedly pardoned former senior adviser Steve Bannon among scores of others in the final hours of his presidency.Others confirmed to have been pardoned, according to Reuters, were rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black who were prosecuted on federal weapons offences, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is serving a 28-year prison term on corruption charges. Conti...
Tags: World news, US news, US politics, Lil Wayne, Donald Trump, Detroit, Trump, Kodak Black, Reuters, Kwame Kilpatrick, Steve Bannon


Coronavirus live news: Beijing fights biggest outbreak for weeks; UK suffers record daily deaths

Germany extends lockdown to 14 February and tightens restrictions; US deaths pass 400,000; Beijing steps up Covid measures in response to biggest outbreak since DecemberBiden holds memorial for 400,000 Americans who have died of Covid-19Israel warns single Covid jab ‘less effective than we thought’Germany extends lockdown amid concern over variantsJapan’s hospitals close to collapse as serious Covid cases soarSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.10am GMT One of South Africa’s most beloved food...
Tags: Europe, UK, China, Germany, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Reuters, Sitole, Coronavirus, Dorah Sitole


'To heal, we must remember': Biden paid tribute to 400,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 with moving ceremony at Lincoln Memorial

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden attend a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2021. Tom Brenner/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden honored the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 at a memorial on Tuesday. A memorial was erected Tuesday at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the Americans who died from COVID-19. Biden paid tribute to those lost to COVID-19 on the eve of his inauguration on January 20. Visit Business...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, Lincoln Memorial, Jill Biden, Tom Brenner, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19


Trump expected to issue 100+ pardons on Tuesday

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing a list of more than 100 pardons and commutations for release on Tuesday, reports Reuters, but he is not rumored to be to issuing a pardon for himself. From Reuters: The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said so far Trump does not plan to pardon himself and also does not plan to issue preemptive pardons for members of his family, another subject he has discussed privately with advisers. — Read the rest
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US Capitol on alert as nation prepares for transfer of power from Trump to Biden – live

Barr said to have told Trump fraud claims were ‘bullshit’Trump set to give over 100 pardons before Biden sworn inUS defense officials fear insider attack on inauguration‘An unmitigated disaster’: America’s year of coronavirus 11.20pm GMT Donald Trump plans to rescind entry restrictions on travelers coming from Brazil, the UK, Ireland and Schengen area, Reuters reports in an exclusive:The restrictions are set to end under a new proclamation from Trump the same day that new COVID-19 test requi...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, White House, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Brazil, US Congress, West Coast, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Schengen, Trump


Coronavirus cases in Israel are finally beginning to decline from record highs after it vaccinated 27% of its population

A woman prepares to receive a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine from medical personnel at a vaccination center in Jerusalem Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images Israel has vaccinated approximately 27% of its citizens — about 2.43 million people of its population of 9 million.  More than 550,000 people in the country have already had COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Israel is nowhere near COVID-19 free, but both the seven-day and three-day moving averages...
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