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Brazil records 287 new Covid deaths – 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: US may begin vaccinations before Christmas; Vietnam sees first case in three months 11.05pm GMT Here’s a summary of the latest developments, as Monday draws to a close. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Vietnam, 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


Coronavirus live news: Moderna to seek US and EU approval for vaccine; Hong Kong limits gatherings to two people

Moderna reports a 100% success rate in preventing severe cases; Hong Kong tightening comes after schools closed for in-person learning for rest of yearModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmFauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ in US cases after ThanksgivingSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsLife after Covid: will our world ever be the same?UK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.16pm GMT The US Transportation Security Ad...
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Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong limits gatherings to two people; Fauci warns of 'surge upon surge' of US cases

Hong Kong move comes after schools closed for in-person learning for rest of year; US reports more than 143,000 new cases; 1,200 deathsFauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ in US cases after ThanksgivingSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsLife after Covid: will our world ever be the same?A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin storySee all our coronavirus coverage 12.16pm GMT Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen has banned wedding parties and gatherings...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hun Sen, Fauci


Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns of 'surge upon surge' in US cases after Thanksgiving

Turkey suffers seventh straight day of record deaths; Lebanon to slowly relax restrictions; New York begins reopening schools. Fauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ in US cases after ThanksgivingLife after Covid: will our world ever be the same?A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin storySee all our coronavirus coverage 12.18am GMT Dr Fauci also said the arrival of vaccines offers a “light at the end of the tunnel”, AP reports. This coming week, the Advisory Committee on Im...
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UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021

Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphereThe Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on course to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February. A third and final major trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM) was completed on 10 November. An additional minor TCM in December will tee it up for a Mars orbit insertion manoeuvre next year. Without the need for further major course corrections, the mission team can begin early science observations of Mars and interpl...
Tags: Space, Science, China, India, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Mars, Uae, Tcm, Red Planet, US Russia Europe


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


Hackers 'try to steal Covid vaccine secrets in intellectual property war'

Agencies point finger at state-sponsored hackers from China, Russia, Iran and North KoreaWho is targeting vaccine developers?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageState-sponsored hackers from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea are engaged in concerted attempts to steal coronavirus vaccine secrets in what security experts describe as “an intellectual property war”.They accuse hostile-state hackers of trying to obtain trial results early and seize sensitive information about...
Tags: Europe, Science, North Korea, China, Russia, World news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, China Russia Iran, Coronavirus


UK, Italy and Spain record highest daily death totals since spring - as it happened

Coronavirus live news: senator Chuck Grassley tests positive; airlines offer Covid testing 12.10am GMT This blog is closing now but you can follow our continuing live coverage here. Thanks for reading. Related: Coronavirus live news: senator Chuck Grassley tests positive; airlines offer Covid testing 11.49pm GMT I am off now, but my colleague Graham Russell is taking over the blog. Please direct any tips his way, thanks.
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Chuck Grassley, Graham Russell, UK Italy, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: UK, Italy and Spain record highest daily death totals since spring

Italian ; UK’s highest since May; Chemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 9.23pm GMT Brazil recorded 35,294 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 685 deaths from Covid-19, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.The country has registered mo...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Korea, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports highest death toll since 3 April; Spain deaths hit second wave record

Italian , when country was in lockdown; Chemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 5.26pm GMT Jordan reported 6,454 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, its highest one-day tally since the pandemic started, official health data showed on Tuesday. The new cases were up from ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Oxford, Korea, Jordan


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports highest death toll since 3 April; Iran registers new case record

Italian , when country was in lockdown; Iran says in 24 hoursChemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 4.14pm GMT The US Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it would make public reviews of all data and information regarding the emergency use authorization (EUA) granted ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Oxford, Korea, Fda


Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new case record; vaccine trials 'encouraging' says WHO

Iran says in 24 hours; Chemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 1.33pm GMT Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday called on fellow members of the BRICS alliance of major emerging countries to mass-produce Russian-made coronavirus vaccines. Speaking during an online summit of ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Oxford


Coronavirus live news: vaccine trials 'encouraging' says WHO; South Korea tightens curbs in Seoul

; California applies ‘emergency break’ to reopeningSecond 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 optimismSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am GMT Mainland China reported 15 new Covid-19 cases on 16 November, up from eight cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority sai...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, California, China, Germany, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Biden, Seoul


Saeb Erekat, veteran Palestinian peace negotiator, dies after Covid diagnosis

Key PLO figure and advocate for two-state solution dies aged 65 Saeb Erekat, the veteran Palestinian peace negotiator and one of the most high-profile figures in its leadership since the early 1990s, has died after contracting coronavirus.Erekat, a lawmaker from Jericho in the occupied West Bank, was a senior adviser to the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and also worked for Abbas’s predecessor, Yasser Arafat. He served as the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO...
Tags: Science, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, West Bank, Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat, Jericho, Abbas, Palestine Liberation Organization PLO, PLO, Erekat, Coronavirus


Saeb Erekat, veteran Palestinian peace negotiator, dies at 65

Key PLO figure and advocate for two-state solution had been diagnosed with coronavirusSaeb Erekat, the veteran Palestinian peace negotiator and one of the most high-profile faces of its leadership since the early 1990s, has died after contracting coronavirus.Erekat, a lawmaker from Jericho in the occupied West Bank, was a senior adviser to the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and also worked for Abbas’s predecessor, Yasser Arafat. He served as the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberati...
Tags: Science, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, West Bank, Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat, Jericho, Abbas, Palestine Liberation Organization PLO, PLO, Erekat, Coronavirus


Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb review – hidden depths in ancient Egypt

This fascinating documentary about extraordinary finds makes a clear statement about the reclamation of Egypt’s heritageThe “secrets” here are in fact well known, having made headline news across the world in 2019: the discovery in the Saqqara necropolis, just outside Cairo, of scores of mummified animals, including a lion cub, and an untouched tomb from the 25th century BC. But what makes this an exceptional documentary is the focus on the entirely Egyptian archaeological team, doing their bit ...
Tags: Science, Film, Africa, World news, Indiana, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Archaeology, Egyptology, Cairo, Saqqara, Documentary films, Saqqara Tomb


Scientists get hands dirty with research into medieval poop

Study seeks to compare microbiomes of our ancestors for clues to modern diseasesResearchers working knee-deep in 14th- and 15th-century latrines have found that bacterial DNA from human excrement can last for centuries and provide clues to how our gut contents have changed significantly since medieval times.Analysis of two cesspits, one in Jerusalem and one in the Latvian capital, Riga, could help scientists understand if changes to our microbiome – the genetic makeup of the bacteria, virus, fun...
Tags: Science, Biology, Israel, Jerusalem, World news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Microbiology, Archaeology, Riga


'Confounding': Covid may have already peaked in many African countries

One explanation for virus not behaving as expected could be previous exposure to other infections, experts tell MPsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has peaked earlier than expected in many African countries, confounding early predictions, experts have told MPs.Scientists do not yet know why, but one hypothesis is the possibility of people having pre-existing immunity to Covid-19, caused by exposure to other infections. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Yemen, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak


Reopening schools: how different countries are tackling Covid dilemma

As schools in England prepare to reopen, we examine the situation around the world Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs schools in England and Wales get set to reopen amid continued controversy over safe conditions, attention has focussed both on potential evidence of coronavirus transmission in the classroom and the experiences of other countries.If the issue is complicated, it is because as well as evidence being contradictory on the ability of children of different a...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, England, Science, Education, Children, Wales, France, Germany, Africa, Israel, Society, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


1,100-year-old gold coins found at dig site in Israel

Teenage volunteers on archaeological dig unearth 425 coins dating back to 9th centuryIsraeli teenagers volunteering at an archaeological dig have unearthed hundreds of gold coins that were stashed away in a clay vessel for more than a millennium.The 425 24-carat pure gold coins date back to the 9th-century Abbasid caliphate period and would have been a significant amount of money at the time, said Robert Kool, a coin expert at the Israel Antiquities Authority. Continue reading...
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Covid-19 in the Middle East: 'Normal life is back – including the tensions'

The Guardian’s international correspondent on the last few months in Jordan, where he is based, and across the region For most people, the first few days and weeks were pretty scary. We were reading stories about hospitals being overwhelmed, death rates growing exponentially. It’s never been as high here as it has been in Europe, but we did feel it here early on. It felt initially like an adrenaline rush. Jordan had one of the harshest lockdowns – for a period, you couldn’t leave your home for a...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, World news, Iran, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Jordan, Membership, Coronavirus outbreak


Israeli firm says micro-pancreas to 'cure' diabetes ready for UK trials

Exclusive: hopes testing can begin in 2021 on product intended to free people of need for insulin injectionsAn Israeli company claiming to have created a tiny micro-pancreas that can “cure” diabetes for millions of people has said it will submit a request next month for human clinical trials in the UK.Betalin Therapeutics said its “bio-artificial” pancreas aims to free patients of the need for insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring. It is designed for people with type 1 type 2 diabetes wh...
Tags: UK, Science, Israel, Society, UK News, World news, Diabetes, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Betalin Therapeutics


UAE successfully launches Hope probe, Arab world's first mission to Mars

A rocket carrying the unmanned probe, known as Al-Amal in Arabic, joins China and US in race to red planetThe first Arab space mission to Mars has blasted off aboard a rocket from Japan, with its unmanned probe – called Al-Amal, or Hope – successfully separating about an hour after liftoff.A live feed of the launch showed the rocket carrying the probe lifting off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan at 6.58am (9.58pm GMT). Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, China, US, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Mars, Uae, Tanegashima Space Centre, Al Amal


Israel returns to partial lockdown with immediate weekend shutdown

Government unveils measures before dawn after marathon emergency cabinet sessionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIsrael has reimposed some lockdown measures following a vigorous second surge in the number of coronavirus infections, putting in place stringent weekend shutdowns in which shops, hairdressers and attractions will be closed.The government announced the measures in the early hours of Friday morning, following a marathon emergency cabinet session called after ...
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UK to relax travel quarantine from July 10 – as it happened

Death toll passes 61,000; Florida records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 12.14am BST Hi, Helen Sullivan here – we’ve launched a new global coronavirus ...
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