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Coronavirus live news: Australian state of Victoria goes 30 days without new cases; UK records 479 more deaths

Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rolloutShops reopen in France as national lockdown easesEngland hospitals risk Covid overload without tiers, Gove saysMore than 2.5m people in England to get free vitamin D supplyMore coronavirus coverage 11.16pm GMT Labour has urged the Government to suspend peak rail fares and provide mass Covid testing for transport staff to avoid travel “chaos” and ensure families are “kept safe” over the festive period.The party is calling o...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, Jerusalem, World news, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Victoria, Parliament, Benjamin Netanyahu, Grant Shapps, Nadhim Zahawi, Coronavirus


Virus spread in France showing signs of slowing – as it happened

Daily cases continue to fall in France; health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine; weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.26am GMT We’re closing this blog now but you can car...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray, Oxford University AstraZeneca


Coronavirus live news: virus spread in France showing signs of slowing; fears Africa may be at back of vaccine queue

Daily cases continue to fall in France; health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine; weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 7.31pm GMT The World Health Organization’s top emergenc...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, RTE, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray, Oxford University AstraZeneca


France to Tech Giants: Pay Up, Buttercup

The French Ministry of Economy and Finance has warned tech companies that it expects them to pay the nation’s new 3% digital service tax starting in December, Reuters reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Taxes, France, Joe Biden, Tax Avoidance, Trade, OECD, Donald Trump, Reuters, Tech Giants, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Death And Taxes, Digital Services Tax


Coronavirus live news: global cases near 60m as France prepares to ease lockdown

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16am GMT The British government’s £22bn test-and-trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people exposed to coronavirus i...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Cdc, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing error 12.22am GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of self-quarantine period recomme...
Tags: Europe, Science, Cdc, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Emmanuel Macron, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Macron


Death tolls in Italy and Spain surge – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.58pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m 11.26pm GMT Appearing with first lady Melania Trump in front of the White House, the president made brief remarks thanking healthcare workers and researchers working on a Covid-19 vaccine.According to tradition, two turkeys na...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, White House, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Melania Trump, COB, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: daily death toll in Italy highest since March; six-person limit at Spanish Christmas gatherings

Italy reports 853 Covid-related deaths; Spain to limit Christmas gatherings to six; Swedish watchdog condemned serious shortcomings in nursing homesFrance to control lockdown easing with Europe wary of festive surgeRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing errorUK coronavirus – latest updates 5.09pm GMT France is set to become the latest country to ease corona...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Ankara, Reuters, Emmanuel Macron


Coronavirus live news: WHO virus sleuths to go to China; Germany could allow Christmas gatherings of 10 people

WHO says experts to be allowed to investigate origins of virus; German state premiers to discuss proposals with Angela MerkelOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 9.21am GMT The South China Morning Post has posted a sombre video on Twitter about Covid-19 burials being delayed in US.The bodies o...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, France, China, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, North America, South China Morning Post


France to ease Covid rules as Asian countries consider stricter action

WHO says Europe faces third wave early in 2021 if nations repeat their failures to prepareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance is preparing to ease its Covid-19 lockdown rules in the weeks leading up to Christmas with new daily caseloads falling and pressure building from retailers to allow the annual shopping season to go ahead.But parts of east Asia that were thought to be controlling the disease have raised the possibility of new restrictions. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, France, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Who, Coronavirus


France to ease Covid rules as Asian countries consider stricter measures

Macron set to announce path out of lockdown, as Japan and South Korea react to rise in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance is preparing to ease its Covid-19 quarantine in the weeks leading up to Christmas with new daily caseloads falling and pressure building from retailers to allow the annual shopping season to go ahead, as parts of east Asia that were thought to be controlling the disease flagged new restrictions.The French president, Emmanuel Macron, will o...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, France, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed; France plans to ease restrictions

Warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for RegeneronDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.18pm GMT Mink infected with coronavirus have been found at a farm in t...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, France, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, Netherlands, Denmark, Fda, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Loire, Sweden Greece


Coronavirus live news: Italy registers 699 deaths in a day; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days

Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regions; Germany says cases stabilising but not decliningSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions 5.26pm GMT France is preparing to reopen store...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, France, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Madrid, University Hospital, Essen, Santé Publique France, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: curbs extended in Northern Ireland; Italy reports 653 new deaths

NI restrictions on hospitality sector were due to end on 26 November; Death toll in France increases by 429 in 24 hours; Italy’s death toll reaches 47,870 One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 9.24pm GMT Brazil recorded 35,918 new cases of coronavirus and 606 deaths on Thursday, its Healt...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Reuters, Health Ministry, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports 653 new deaths; French death toll increases by 429

Death toll in France increases by 429 in 24 hours; Italy’s death toll reaches 47,87; Spain announces 16,233 new cases and 252 new deaths One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availabilityUK coronavirus updates - live 7.12pm GMT The US centre for disease control has told Americans not to travel next week...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, Spain, UK News, US news, Ap, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Coronavirus, COVID, Erin Sauber Schatz


Coronavirus live news: hospitalisations hit new record in France; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismBoris Johnson and Tory MPs forced to self-isolate after No 10 eventSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rules 7.17pm GMT French health auth...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Associated Press, Johnson, Biden, Moderna, Coronavirus


French authors offer to pay bookshops' Covid lockdown fines

Bestselling writer says no state has moral right to close bookshopsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA group of French authors has promised to pay fines imposed on the country’s bookshops that remain open in defiance of coronavirus lockdown rules.The pledge was made by the bestselling writer Alexandre Jardin, who said authors were getting together to support booksellers during the crisis. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Books, Science, France, World news, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, Alexandre Jardin


Tiny cave snail with muffin-top waistline rolls out of the dark in Laos

Recent cave exploration has turned up a tiny, top-heavy snail that glistens under the light of the microscope lens. Only 1.80 mm tall, this transparent snail bulges at the middle, giving a natural appearance to the "muffin-top" waistline. The paper, authored by Adrienne Jochum and co-authors from France and Switzerland, and published in the open-access journal Subterranean Biology, reveals new biodiversity from the seldom explored caves of central Laos.
Tags: Science, France, Switzerland, Laos, Adrienne Jochum, Subterranean Biology


17 photos show thousand of ill people flooding Europe's hospitals as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic grips the continent

Medical workers take care of a patient at the ICU of the George Papanikolaou General Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, on November 11, 2020. Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters In Europe, emergency wards are filling up amid a second coronavirus wave that has seen a record number of cases, hospitalization, and deaths. A worrying increase in hospitalizations and deaths reported across the continent come despite some countries going into partial or full lockdowns over the colder winter months. Europ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Bbc, Features, Rome, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Marseille


Werner Herzog's new film, 'Fireball,' explores the power and mystery of meteorites

British volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer speaks with Professor Simon Schaffer about the Ensisheim meteorite in "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds." Courtesy of Apple TV+ "Fireball," a new documentary about meteors directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, premiered Friday on Apple TV+.  The documentary explores the role that space rocks have played in shaping the world's history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On November 7, 1492, a fiery space rock whistled ...
Tags: Apple, Space, Science, Movies, News, Entertainment, Documentary, Mexico, France, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Vatican, Mecca


Coronavirus live news: Italy registers 550 more deaths; record daily cases in Germany, Sweden and Russia

Italy also registers 40,000 new infections; Germany records 23,542 new cases; Russia reports its worst day for new infections; Sweden’s hits daily recordMatrix party ‘disguised as film shoot’ to bypass German Covid rulesMohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19Leaders at a loss as coronavirus catches up with central EuropeIs the vaccine safe? Readers’ questions answeredUK coronavirus updates – live 6.21pm GMT New infections and hospital admissions dropped sharply at the end of the second wee...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, France, Germany, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Ankara, Salah, Germany Sweden, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: US tops 140,000 daily cases as world suffers record death toll

France’s lockdown extended by two weeks; German infection surge may be easing; Russia says its Sputnik-V vaccine is 92% effectiveWorld suffers highest deaths, cases of pandemic so farScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risksCovid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claims 7.30am GMT The lateral flow test bought by the U...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Sweden, California, France, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Liverpool, Pfizer


The unique hydraulics in the Barbegal water mills, the world's first industrial plant

The Barbegal watermills in southern France are a unique complex dating back to the 2nd century AD. The construction with 16 waterwheels is, as far as is known, the first attempt in Europe to build a machine complex on an industrial scale. A team of scientists has now gained new knowledge about the construction and principle of the water supply to the mills in Barbegal.
Tags: Europe, Science, France


How religion can hamper economic progress

Study from Bocconi University on impact of antiscientific curricula of Catholic schools on accumulation of human capital in France during the 2nd Industrial Revolution could hold lessons on impact of religion on technological progress today.
Tags: Science, France, Bocconi University


Coronavirus live news: quarter of deaths in France linked to Covid as US tops 140,000 daily cases

France’s lockdown extended by two weeks; German infection surge may be easing; Russia says its Sputnik-V vaccine is 92% effectiveScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risksCovid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claims 12.22am GMT Britain hit a new daily high of 33,470 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday.That’s an i...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, France, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Ap, Chicago, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Trump, Lori Lightfoot


Coronavirus live news: France lockdown to last at least two more weeks; UK deaths rise by 563

Italy registers 636 daily deaths; French PM says no easing of restrictions as cases remain high; Germany seeing tentative signs of flattening curveScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risks Covid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claimsUK coronavirus updates - live 8.13pm GMT Portugal has announced an expansion of a ni...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, France, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Portugal, Trump, Antonio Costa


Coronavirus live news: Italy deaths highest since 6 April; France lockdown to last at least two more weeks

Italy registers 636 daily deaths; French PM says no easing of restrictions as cases remain high; Germany seeing tentative signs of flattening curveScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risks Covid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claimsUK coronavirus updates - live 6.18pm GMT Greece today reported 3,316 new coronavirus...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Pennsylvania, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Philadelphia, Donald Trump


French professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claims

Didier Raoult stands accused of touting drug as a Covid treatment without evidenceA French professor who touts the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment – without evidence, scientists say – will appear before a disciplinary panel charged with ethics breaches, an order of doctors has said.Marseille-based Didier Raoult stands accused by his peers of spreading false information about the benefits of the drug. His promotion of hydroxychloroquine was taken up by the US and B...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Drugs, France, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Marseille, Microbiology, Donald Trump, Didier Raoult, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


A global black market for negative COVID-19 test results has emerged, with fakes starting around $200

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 test at United Memorial Medical Center testing site in Houston, Texas, June 25, 2020. MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, people around the world are turning to the black market for negative COVID-19 tests that enable them to travel. Incidents in South America, Europe, and Africa highlight the emerging global black market for negative COVID-19 results. In one case, police in France arrested a ring of sellers ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, UK, Science, News, France, Africa, Trends, Ap, Paris, Testing, Brazil, Ethiopia, World Health Organization, North America


Coronavirus live news: countries scramble to secure vaccine doses as Russia reports record daily deaths

Russia reports record high of 432 new deaths; governments race to secure vaccine doses; US sees record hospitalisationsPfizer and BioNTech vaccine poses huge global logistics challengeSix key questions about Pfizer/BioNtech vaccineJair Bolsonaro claims ‘victory’ after Chinese vaccine trial suspendedDenmark’s mass mink cull illegal, PM admitsUK coronavirus updates – live 10.39am GMT France is doubling the number of intensive care (ICU) beds to cope with the second wave of Covid-19 patients.Be...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pfizer, University of Reading, Ian Jones, Coronavirus



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