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Coronavirus live news: US may begin vaccinations before Christmas; Vietnam sees first case in three months

WHO ‘will do everything’ to find Covid origin; Mexico and Brazil seeing ‘alarming’ case surge; Opec to hold a second day of talks on TuesdayVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.22am GMT Samoa’s two positive Covid-19 cases have been declared historical cases and not infectious.The cases were detected in a 70-year-ol...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Mexico, US, Opec, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Melbourne, Vietnam, Samoa, Apia, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Brazil records 287 new Covid deaths; WHO urges caution over festive gatherings

Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figure, and Croatia’s PM tests positiveModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.19pm GMT Here’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressing a press briefing earlier, where he said the festive perio...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil, Croatia, Who, World Health Organization


Coronavirus live news: WHO urges caution over festive gatherings; Turkey imposes new curfews

Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figure, and Croatia’s PM tests positiveModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.38pm GMT Spending time with friends and family at Christmas is “not worth putting them or yourself at risk”, acc...
Tags: Europe, Science, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Colombia, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Croatia, Who, World Health Organization


Coronavirus live news: Turkey imposes strict new curfews as cases surge; Italy's death toll rises by 672

Turkey announces weekday curfew and weekend lockdown; Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figureModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsUK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.25pm GMT Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has left a ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Coronavirus, Tebboune


Coronavirus live news: Moderna to seek US and EU approval for vaccine; Italy records 672 new Covid-related deaths

Moderna reports a 100% success rate in preventing severe cases; Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figureModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsUK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.50pm GMT The World Health Organization’s director-...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Canary Islands


Study reveals unintended impact of conversation policies

New research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows how conservation polices can avoid having unintended consequences for local ecosystems and people.The research, conducted by scientists at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) and University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, with partners in Palau and economists in Italy and the UK, shows that the PNMS policies which restrict industrial offshore fishing could drive up offshore fish prices and, in turn, increase tourists' consumption of...
Tags: UK, Science, Italy, University of Hawai, Palau, University of East Anglia UEA, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions COS


Fresh air can combat COVID-19. For Italy's most polluted town, in the shadow of a steel mill, opening the windows is not an option.

An aerial view of Taranto's steelworks in April 2013. Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images Taranto, a southern Italian city, has long stood in the shadow of a vast, polluting steel mill. The factory routinely blows pollutants over the city, forcing residents to seal themselves in their homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a new irony, bringing instructions to keep windows open. Residents feel their fight against the virus is compromised by their struggle with pollution. Campaigners hope th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Time, Trends, Italy, News UK, Steel, Puglia, Valentino, Ilva, ArcelorMittal, Riva, Taranto, Ferraro, Ian Johnston, International Federation for Human Rights


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in Los Angeles and infections rise by 21,000 in Germany

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; South Australia records two new cases; and Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 6.09am GMT This coronavirus blog has been paused for the time being. You can read all our latest coverage of the pandemic her...
Tags: England, Science, Germany, India, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in Los Angeles as infections rise by 21,000 in Germany

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; South Australia records two new cases; and Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 6.09am GMT This coronavirus blog has been paused for the time being. You can read all our latest coverage of the pandemic her...
Tags: England, Science, Germany, India, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in LA County as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 1.13am GMT The health ministry of Mexico has confirmed the country’s Covid-19 death toll has risen to 104,8...
Tags: England, Science, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Trudeau, LA County, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: US hospitalisations at record level as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regions 11.23pm GMT Between 100,000 and 150,000 people will be able to return to work in Ireland over the next week or so as all shops, restaurants, gyms and pubs serving food reopen, Business Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.The number of people claiming temporary coronavirus-related jobless benefits has risen by almo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, US, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Leo Varadkar, Trudeau, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: half of Canadians 'to get vaccine by September'; Italy to ease Covid measures in some regions

Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regions; singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authoritiesNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 8.20pm GMT More than...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Belgium, Trudeau, Alexander De Croo, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC, Coronavirus, De Croo


Coronavirus live: Italy to ease Covid measures in some regions; Swiss advised against watching oom-pah bands

Italy to ease measures in five regions; singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authorities; Iran tightens pandemic restrictions North Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 6.09pm GMT A politician in Germany has been...
Tags: Science, Germany, US news, Iran, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Reuters Continue, Thomas Mueller, Coronavirus, Hildburghausen


Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new daily infection record; Swiss advised against watching oom-pah bands

Singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authorities; Iran tightens pandemic measures by all but closing government officesNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 4.07pm GMT The spread of the coronavirus virus aro...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, US news, Iran, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Switzerland, South America, Alpine, Afp, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new daily infection record; Germany passes 1m cases

Iran tightens pandemic measures by all but closing government offices; Germany records 22,806 new cases to go past 1m in total; Russia reports new record cases highNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 3.23pm GMT 3.20pm GMT Investors in the US ar...
Tags: Science, Germany, Russia, US, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Gallup, Reuters, Coronavirus


Review of first wave in Italy concludes using age alone to determine if someone gets COVID-19 intensive care treatment is not fair

Italy was one the countries first hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new review presented at this weekend's Euroanaesthesia (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care [ESAIC]) an Italian doctor on the front line of the pandemic concludes that it is not fair to use age alone as the deciding factor on whether or not someone receives intensive care treatment.
Tags: Science, Italy, Intensive Care, European Society of Anaesthesiology


Coronavirus live news: fears African vaccinations may not start until mid-2021; Croatia closes all restaurants

Health campaigners fear Africa near the back of queue for vaccines; weddings also banned in Croatia; Swedish royals test positiveUS 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 4.22pm GMT Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen was moved to tears on Thursday when visiting a mink farmer who lost his herd following th...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Frederiksen, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Swedish royals self-isolating after positive test; Germany extends partial lockdown

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia ‘have light flu symptoms’; Merkel warns restrictions may last until next year; Ukraine reports record daily case riseSicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.30am GMT Over in Greece military C-130 transport planes have begun airlifting patients stricken with Covid-19 from Drama, in th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Ukraine, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Athens, Merkel, Puma, Cuba


Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as Ukraine reports record daily cases

Ukraine reports record daily case rise; nearly 13,000 daily deaths reported worldwide; Disney to lay off 32,000 workers in first half of 2021Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.34am GMT The UK government is facing calls to publish scientific advice on the relaxing of Covid-19 rules over Christmas amid warnings that a single in...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, Disney, UK News, World news, US news, Ukraine, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Argentina, Cuba, Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires


Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as world suffers record daily deaths

Global cases pass 60m; nearly 13,000 daily deaths reported worldwide; the Americas reported more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.28pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan, and this time last year I was in Beirut prepari...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Cuba, Beirut, Sicily, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: global cases exceed 60m; the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start

Global cases pass 60m, according Johns Hopkins University; The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHOUnited States reports 2,157 new coronavirus deathsSicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.22pm GMT The US has recorded 165,282 new cases and 1,989 more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization, Cuba, Wuhan, The Americas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


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: Macron says worst of French second wave over; death tolls in Italy and Spain surge

French president says lockdown to ease; Italy reports most daily deaths since late March; 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 8.10pm GMT French president Emmanuel Macron has announced the start of a phased easing of lockdown restrictions.The progression from one phas...
Tags: Europe, Science, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: daily death tolls surge in Italy and Spain

Italy reports most daily deaths since late March; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second wave; Swedish watchdog condemns 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 6.06pm GMT Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has said ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Justin Trudeau, Jessica Elgot, Peter Walker


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: Americans warned not to take cruises; New South Wales-Victoria border to reopen Sunday night

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; Adelaide emerges from lockdown; NSW-Victoria state border reopens at midnight on Sunday after three monthsUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day as catastrophic crisis hits new heightsAustralia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am GMT US president Donald Trump ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Saudi Arabia, US, G20, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Donald Trump, Reuters, NSW Victoria, Fake News


'The cavalry is on the way': Fauci says Americans should 'double down' on COVID-19 precautions as we reach the final stretch before the first vaccines

GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images This month, Moderna, BioNTech, and Pfizer all announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidates had passed phase 3 testing.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, said that Americans should take the breakthroughs as more reason to combat "COVID fatigue," at The New York Times DealBook conference Tuesday.  "The cavalry is on the way," Fauci said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director o...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Trends, New York Times, Italy, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, New York Times Read, The Food and Drug Administration, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Fauci, Cambridge Massachusetts, National Institute of Allergy


Mexico deaths pass 100,000 as fragments found in Victorian sewage

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 1.10am GMT This blog is now closed. Follow our...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Marshall, Obrador, Coronavirus, MaySouth Australia


Coronavirus live news: Donald Trump Jr tests positive as Mexico deaths pass 100,000

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 12.25am GMT NSW has recorded another day of no...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Grant Stevens, Donald Trump Jr, Woodville, Obrador, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: 'Why change' strategy, says Mexican leader as its deaths pass 100,000

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 9.25pm GMT People whose immune systems respond...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Merck, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Obrador, Coronavirus



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