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'They didn't close the deal': New Zealand looks on in horror at Melbourne Covid-19 crisis

Australia and NZ were once both heralded as coronavirus success stories, but Victorian outbreak has sparked anxiety across the TasmanCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWeeks ago they were praised globally as two countries acting in tandem to eliminate the spread of Covid-19. But on Monday, New Zealanders watched in horror as some of their neighbours across the Tasman Sea began their strictest period of Covid-19 lockdown yet after a resurgence of cases – while their own c...
Tags: Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Melbourne, Nz, Tasman Sea, Coronavirus outbreak


Cramped workplaces, parties … the factors fuelling local Covid-19 spikes

What have resurgences around the world taught us about how local clusters emerge?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is not always possible to pinpoint the origin of a local spike in cases, particularly in countries like the UK, where the disease is still circulating at relatively significant levels.But in countries where overall caseloads are lower, and with rigorous test-and-trace schemes, it has been possible to pinpoint the factors that have sparked or fuelled loca...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, UK, Science, Biology, Singapore, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Global report: Australia sees record daily case rise as global infections pass 17m

State of Victoria reports 723 new cases and 13 deaths; US deaths pass 150,000; Japan lifts ban on re-entry or some foreign residentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustralia has reported a record rise in coronavirus infections and deaths, with the state of Victoria announcing more than 700 new cases and 13 deaths, as the state continues to battle significant outbreaks in the aged care sector and among healthcare workers. It comes as global cases passed 17m, after five...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


China is rewriting the facts about coronavirus to suit its own narrative | Carrie Gracie

Our Panorama programme shows how Xi Jinping’s government has tried to hide the truth about the spread of Covid-19China has been here before. During the Sars crisis in 2002 and 2003 it hid cases, censored doctors and withheld information from the world for four months. Nearly 800 people died. Related: EU says China behind 'huge wave' of Covid-19 disinformation Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Eu, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Carrie Gracie, Coronavirus outbreak


The week in wildlife – in pictures

The pick of the world’s best flora and fauna photos, including hillstar hummingbirds and one-horned rhinos Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Indonesia, Germany, Animals, India, Environment, UK News, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Wildlife, Conservation, Bangladesh, Zoology


China launches space rocket in ambitious Mars landing mission

Tianwen-1 mission attempts to put China in ‘elite’ club of countries conquering the red planetChina has launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet in a bold attempt to join the US in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet.Engines blazing orange, a Long March 5 carrier rocket took off on Thursday around 12:40 pm from Hainan Island, south of the Chinese mainland. Hundreds of space enthusiasts cried out excitedly on a beach across the bay from the launch site. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, World news, Nasa, Asia Pacific, Mars, Hainan Island, Tianwen


Global report: South Korea goes into recession as Australia flags huge deficit

United States nears four million Covid-19 cases; Trump blames BLM protests for spread; Hong Kong sees more than 110 new infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Korea’s economy has recorded its worst performance in more than 20 years amid plummeting exports as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Asia’s fourth-largest economy contracted 2.9% year-on-year in the April-June period, the Bank of Korea said, after a fall of 1.3% in the first quarter, putting the cou...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Korea, BLM, Trump, Bank of Korea, Coronavirus outbreak


Covid-19 outbreak in Xinjiang spreads to second Chinese city

Twenty-two new cases reported day after ‘wartime’ measures introduced in UrumqiCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese province of Xinjiang has spread to a second city, one day after authorities announced “wartime” anti-pandemic measures in a district in the city of Urumqi.On Monday, the national health commission reported 22 new cases, five of which were imported. One case was reported in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, in north-w...
Tags: Silk Road, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Xinjiang, Urumqi, Kashgar, Coronavirus outbreak


New Zealand scientists invent volcano warning system

Researchers claim system could save lives in situations like the Whakaari/White Island eruption in 2019, which killed 21 peopleNew Zealand scientists say they have invented a warning system to predict volcanic eruptions that may prevent future tragedies such as the blast that killed 21 people on White Island/Whakaari in 2019.University of Auckland academics David Dempsey and Shane Cronin say their research “shows patterns of seismic activity before an eruption that make advance warning possible”...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Volcanoes, New Zealand, University of Auckland, White Island Whakaari, Shane Cronin, White Island volcano, Whakaari White Island, David Dempsey


Global wrap: Hong Kong 'critical' as Covid cases rise worldwide

Lam says situation out of control, while Melbourne makes face masks compulsoryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus situation in Hong Kong is “really critical”, with a record 100 new infections recorded on Sunday, the territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, said, as Melbourne became the first city in Australia to make wearing masks compulsory in response to a resurgent and aggressive outbreak there.Hong Kong was held up months ago as a model for its success in keepi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Bangladesh, Melbourne, Carrie Lam, Lam, Coronavirus outbreak


New Zealand police to patrol quarantine hotels after breakouts

Move comes after two people absconded from quarantine, including a man later found to have Covid-19Police officers will patrol New Zealand’s quarantine hotels around-the-clock after a number of people – including a man who tested positive for coronavirus – escaped the managed isolation facilities.In two separate incidents in Auckland hotels guests in isolation left their quarantine hotels, with one woman escaping over a hedge, and another man over a small fence. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Auckland, Coronavirus outbreak


'Brief shining of the light': Japan's fireflies dance - and mate - in isolation amid Covid-19

Next year visitors to Tatsuno ‘will once again see fireflies dance wonderfully’, says mayorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the sun sets in the Japanese town of Tatsuno, thousands of fireflies begin glowing, producing a spectacle that usually draws crowds of delighted visitors.But this year, the dance of the incandescent insects is being performed without spectators, after coronavirus prevention measures forced organisers of a popular firefly festival to cancel the ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Insects, Coronavirus outbreak, Tatsuno


New Zealand politician admits leaking Covid-19 private details to media

Hamish Walker says he sent list of cases to media to ‘expose government’s shortcomings’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA New Zealand politician has confessed that he leaked the private details of all of the country’s active cases of Covid-19 to the media, which decided not to publish or use them.Hamish Walker, an opposition MP from the centre-right National party, said in a statement he was the source of a list of private information about the 18 active cases, which w...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Hamish Walker, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


New Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19

Controversial restrictions brought in to ease strain on quarantine system after rush of New Zealanders arriving at the borderCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealanders could be blocked at their own border after the government moved to slow the pace of international arrivals due to Covid-19.Mounting pressure on New Zealand’s Covid-19 border regime has forced the government to ration places for New Zealanders entering the country.Jacinda Ardern’s government has stru...
Tags: Science, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Queenstown: a tourist town with no tourists, fights despair among stranded workers

Droves of travellers drawn to the southern alps resort to work in restaurants and hotels face hardship amid Covid-19 border closuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo months after the end of lockdown and the resort hub of Queenstown is slowly showing signs of life. It’s lunchtime at the mall and while many shops and restaurants remain closed, some have begun to trade again, catering to locals and a trickle of domestic travellers.Those braving the winter cold at outdo...
Tags: Travel, Business, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Queenstown, Gundogan, Coronavirus outbreak, Luan Passarin, Duygu Gundogan


Coronavirus lockdown could lead to 214,000 extra babies in the Philippines

Covid-19 restrictions have made family planning services unreachable and overwhelmed and could result in highest birth rate for 20 yearsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Philippines’ strictly enforced coronavirus lockdown has severely disrupted access to family planning services and could lead to the highest number of births in the country in two decades, it has been warned.Movement restrictions imposed in March prevented both patients and medical staff from reachin...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Coronavirus outbreak


Spacewatch: China launches last BeiDou satellite to rival GPS

Third iteration hoisted into space offers alternative to US, EU and Russian navigation systemsChina launched the final satellite of its BeiDou navigation satellite system (BDS) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province at 9.43am local time (0243 BST) on 23 June 2020.Developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, the satellite is the 30th in the constellation, and was carried into space by a Long March 3B rocket. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Eu, World news, Asia Pacific, Satellites, Sichuan, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China Academy of Space Technology


Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; global cases reach 9 million – as it happened

China halts imports from food plant where 481 tested positive; South Africa hits 100,000 cases; New York shops reopen; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictions. This blog is closedHalf of US states see spike as officials warn first wave far from overSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirus 12.12am BST We’ve launched a brand new blog at the link below – hea...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus: Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; global cases reach 9 million – as it happened

China halts imports from food plant where 481 tested positive; South Africa hits 100,000 cases; New York shops reopen; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictionsHalf of US states see spike as officials warn first wave far from overSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirus 12.12am BST We’ve launched a brand new blog at the link below – head there for the lates...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; global cases reach 9 million

China halts imports from food plant where 481 tested positive; New York shops and bars reopen; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictionsWorkers return as New York enters phase two of reopeningSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – live 7.25pm BST Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau on Monday pushed back against pressure from air...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, China, Israel, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Korea, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictions

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 tested positive for Covid-19; New York shops and bars reopenWorkers return as New York enters phase two of reopeningSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – live 6.19pm BST The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world since the outbreak began has passed 9 million, acc...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, China, Russia, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Frankfurt, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictions; New York shops and bars reopen

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 tested positive for Covid-19; UK PM to unveil lockdown easing on Tuesday; Brazil deaths pass 50,000Workers return as New York enters phase two of reopeningSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – live 5.33pm BST Hi, this is Damien Gayle hopping into the hot seat for the next little wh...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, Mexico, China, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record daily global case increase; New York shops and bars reopen

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 test positive for Covid-19; UK PM to unveil lockdown easing on Tuesday; Brazil deaths pass 50,000Workers return as New York enters phase two of reopeningSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – live 4.17pm BST While the pandemic is now accelerating in Africa, aid organisations are war...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, China, Africa, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Craig Spencer


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record daily global case increase as known infections pass 8.9m

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 test positive for Covid-19; UK PM to unveil lockdown easing on Tuesday; Brazil deaths pass 50,000. Follow the latest updatesVisitors return to Spain as coronavirus state of emergency endsWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.24am BST There are 8,918,101 known coronavirus cases globally, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Germany, US, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: World Health Organization reports record daily global case increase

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 test positive for Covid-19; UK PM to unveil lockdown easing on Tuesday; Brazil deaths pass 50,000. Follow the latest updatesVisitors return to Spain as coronavirus state of emergency endsWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST China’s customs authority said on Sunday it had suspended imports of poultry products from a plant owned...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Arkansas, Microbiology, Brazil


Rare 'ring of fire' annular solar eclipse to cast shadow over Africa and Asia

Event will be visible across a narrow band from Congo-Brazzaville to southern ChinaSkywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian peninsula, India and southern China will witness the most dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse in years on Sunday.Annular eclipses occur when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, but not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure the sun’s light. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Space, Science, China, Africa, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, West Africa, Congo Brazzaville, Solar eclipses, Arabian peninsula India


Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse to cast shadow over Africa and Asia

Event will be visible across a narrow band from Congo-Brazzaville to southern ChinaSkywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian peninsula, India and southern China will witness the most dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse in years on Sunday.Annular eclipses occur when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, but not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure the sun’s light. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Space, Science, China, Africa, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, West Africa, Congo Brazzaville, Solar eclipses, Arabian peninsula India


WHO halts trial of hydroxychloroquine; Germany bans all major events until October – as it happened

WHO says hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit; Germany extends ban on large events for four months; Beijing raises alert level and grounds hundreds of flights. This blog is now closed.Follow the latest global coronavirus live blog here 12.17am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Brazil Covid-19 cases near 1m as WHO hails steroid treatment 'hope' 12.01am BST Radio New Zealand reports that the country’s GDP fell by...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: WHO halts trial of hydroxychloroquine; Germany bans all major events until October

WHO says hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit; Germany extends ban on large events for four months; Beijing raises alert level and grounds hundreds of flightsCovid-19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choicesSpanish opera house reopens with concert for plantsSix US states see record new casesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.15pm BST America’s top public health expert has warned the nation it is “still in the first wave” of coronavirus infections and deaths, as six states r...
Tags: Science, Biology, White House, China, Germany, US, America, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Sweden to lift advice against non-essential travel as death toll passes 5,000

Deaths in Sweden higher than in neighbouring Nordic countries; Beijing raises alert level and grounds hundreds of flights; India’s official death toll leaps by more than 2,000 to reach 11,903Germany to ban large events until at least October - reportsNew Zealand traces 320 ‘close contacts’ of two new casesSix US states see record new casesCovid-19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choicesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.07pm BST The coronavirus death toll in Italy now stan...
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