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Coronavirus live news: Germany reports record daily deaths as global cases near 60m

Germany reports 410 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours; Johns Hopkins University tracker nears 60m cases; French to ease lockdown this weekendDeaths 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 11.10am GMT Hello, I’m taking over the blog from Lexy Topping and I’ll be with you for the next few hours. If you’d like to draw my attention to...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Zambia, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, Lexy Topping


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


China's Xi Jinping pledged to work with other countries to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images At the G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, President Xi Jinping of China pledged to intensify cooperation on a global effort to develop vaccines for COVID-19, Reuters reported. Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as Moderna, have in the past two weeks announced vaccines that the companies maintain could be more than 90% effective in fighting the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. China is developing three vaccines that are now in Phase II...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Trends, United States, Xi Jinping, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccines, Reuters, Riyadh, Xi, Matthew DeBord, Moderna, Coronavirus


A sweeping climate model of the Red Sea

An all-inclusive climate model for the entire Red Sea region is supporting Saudi Arabia's plans for a sustainable future.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea


A question of affinity

A collaboration of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Germany and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have recently scrutinized organic solar cells and derived design rules for light-absorbing dyes that can help to make these cells more efficient, while tailoring the absorption spectrum of the cells to the needs of the chosen application.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research MPI


Concern over clusters in French schools – as it happened

This blog is now closed. Follow the latest below: Coronavirus updates – live 12.16am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 1m as India poised to pass 6m cases 11.50pm BST Hello, Helen Sullivan joining you now. I’ll be bringing you the latest from around the world for the next few hours. Get in touch on Twitter @helenrsullivan. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, France, Saudi Arabia, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: three more Welsh counties face local lockdowns; concern over clusters at French schools

Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan face further measures; Le Monde reports 32% of outbreaks in France found in schools or universities Regular ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns ‘could help control Covid’Minister refuses to guarantee students will be home for ChristmasBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’See all our coronavirus coverage 2.19pm BST The Welsh government has imposed a fresh loc...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Madrid, Le Monde, Vale of Glamorgan, Newport, ChristmasBoris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: concern over case clusters at French schools and universities; Melbourne lifts curfew

Le Monde reports 32% of outbreaks in France found in schools or universities; Victoria ends curfewRegular ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns ‘could help control Covid’Minister refuses to guarantee students will be home for ChristmasBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.28pm BST The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, is abou...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Le Monde, South China Morning Post


Coronavirus live updates: third of new French case clusters 'happen at schools or universities'; Melbourne lifts curfew

Le Monde reports 32% of outbreaks in France found in schools or universities; Victoria ends curfewBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’ Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of Covid deaths in MassachusettsWhy dogs might be a Covid tester’s best friendSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.13am BST An issue with England’s Covid-19 smartphone app, launched to curb the spread of the virus, which meant it ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, England, Science, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Canada, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Victoria, Melbourne


Coronavirus live updates: France's second wave 'faster than we thought' says top doctor; Melbourne lifts curfew

France records more than 14,000 new Covid cases; Colombia passes 800,000 infections; Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021. Follow latest updatesBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’ Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of Covid deaths in MassachusettsWhy dogs might be a Covid tester’s best friendSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.04am BST My colleague in London, Ben Quinn, will b...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, London, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Colombia, University, Infectious Diseases, Melbourne


Wind forecasts power up for reliable energy production

Prediction of wind speed and direction for up to several hours in advance improves Saudi Arabia's wind energy potential.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia


Coronavirus live updates: global death toll nears 1m, Australian state of Victoria eases some restrictions

France records more than 14,000 new Covid cases; Colombia passes 800,000 infections; Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021. Follow latest updatesBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’ Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of Covid deaths in MassachusettsWhy dogs might be a Covid tester’s best friendSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.24am BST On the 127,000 people returning to work: ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Johnson, Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live updates: global death toll nears 1m, Australian state of Victoria set to ease restrictions

France records more than 14,000 new Covid cases; Colombia passes 800,000 infections; Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021. Follow latest updatesBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’ Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of Covid deaths in MassachusettsWhy dogs might be a Covid tester’s best friendSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.14am BST Victoria’s daily update is in.In the las...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Johnson, Victoria Victoria, Coronavirus outbreak


120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Mark Possible Migration Route Through Arabian Peninsula

Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered seven well-preserved footprints belonging to humans. Dated to around 120,000 years ago, these appear to be the oldest evidence of our species in the region. Read more...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Anthropology, Arabian Peninsula, Human Migrations, Early Humans, Prehistoric Footprints


Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120000 years ago

Using high resolution paleoecological information obtained from fossilized footprints, a new study published in Science Advances presents ~120 thousand-year-old human and animal footprints from an ancient lake bed in northern Arabia. These findings represent the earliest evidence for humans in this part of the world and show that human and animal movements and landscape use were closely linked.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia


3 charts show what people around world think about COVID-19 vaccines — and reveal stark differences among countries

A COVID-19 vaccine test in Thailand. Reuters The market-research firm Ipsos has surveyed thousands of people across the world to learn about global attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines. Stark differences exist among countries. Just 54% percent of Russians said they'd get a vaccine when one became available, whereas 97% of Chinese respondents said they'd get one. Compared with the rest of the world, Americans were less optimistic about a vaccine coming out in 2020 and were less likely to say ...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Russia, India, US, Trends, Features, Thailand, Poland, Poll, World Health Organization


3 charts show what people around world think about COVID-19 vaccines — and reveal stark differences between countries

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine test in Thailand Reuters Market research firm Ipsos surveyed thousands of people across the world to learn about global attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines. Stark differences exist country by country. Just 54% percent of Russians say they'll get a vaccine when one becomes available, whereas 97% of Chinese respondents said they'd get one. Compared to the rest of the world, Americans surveyed said they are less optimistic about a vaccine coming out i...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Germany, Russia, India, US, Trends, Features, Poland, Poll, Vaccines


Our ongoing list of how countries are reopening, and which ones remain under lockdown

Models present creations from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2021 men's collection in a live-streamed show at the university campus of the Humanitas Research Foundation in one of the first physical fashion shows since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during Milan Digital Fashion Week in Rozzano, south of Milan, Italy, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, some countries are putting their citizens on various forms of lockd...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, UK, Science, News, Sweden, Supreme Court, Washington Post, North Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record new cases as global infections near 17m

Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; Scaled-down hajj begins in coronavirus era – in pictures; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases near 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.23am BST In Australia, the initial results of testing to contain a potenti...
Tags: Science, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Brazil, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, Queensland Covid


Global report: obey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warn

Countries around the world battle to contain rises in numbers of new infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance’s health minister, Olivier Véran, has warned that the struggle with coronavirus virus will be long, and that a second national lockdown will be avoided only if people stick to physical distancing rules.His comments came as the US death toll from the virus approached 150,000 and as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said the recent improvement in his c...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Vladimir Putin, France, Saudi Arabia, Russia, US, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, Coronavirus outbreak, Olivier Veran


Global report: downsized hajj pilgrimage begins amid Covid-19 restrictions

US deaths near 150,000; half of people living in Mumbai slums have had the coronavirus; China records 100 new casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMuslim pilgrims have begun the annual hajj in the holy city of Mecca in a dramatically downsized version as the hosts, Saudi Arabia, try to prevent any outbreaks of coronavirus during the five-day pilgrimage.The hajj, one of the five pillars or most important practices of Islam and an obligation for able-bodied Muslims at l...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Islam, Mecca, Mumbai, Hajj, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Belgium set to tighten restrictions; China reports highest new cases since April

Vietnam evacuates 80,000 tourists from Danang; Spain’s Covid-19 deaths could be 60% higher; global deaths near 650,000China sees biggest surge in months; Australia sets new infections recordVietnam detects first locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since April‘People don’t want to fly’: Covid-19 reawakens Europe’s sleeper trainsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.16pm BST My colleagues over in the US of A have launched their live blog, with coverage of the cor...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Islam, Portland, Belgium, Vietnam


Blueprint may power up KSA's wind energy future

High-resolution analysis of wind speed across Saudi Arabia can help fast track the expansion of the Kingdom's emerging world-class wind energy industry.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Ksa


Coronavirus live news: Australian city of Melbourne to re-enter lockdown; India deaths pass 20,000

South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirusMelbourne to re-enter Stage 3 lockdown for six weeksSouth Africa cases pass 200,000 as Kenya plans ‘phased reopening’New Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19UK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 1.18pm BST There have been teething problems in Australia with the permit system allowing peop...
Tags: Science, Australia, Saudi Arabia, India, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New South Wales, Kenya, Victoria


Red Sea's coral reefs help protect the KSA coast

Modeling shows that coral reefs off the east coast of Saudi Arabia have a vital role in protecting the coastal zone.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Ksa


Coronavirus live news: Brazilian judge orders Bolsonaro to wear mask; German district put in local lockdown

England relaxes social distancing rules; Dr Anthony Fauci to testify to US Congress; Saudi Arabia closes borders to foreign pilgrimsPakistan Covid-19 doctors witness black market deals in blood plasmaBrazilian judge tells Bolsonaro to behave and wear a face maskUS urged to prepare for ‘tremendous burden’ of Covid-19 and fluNovak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19 amid Adria Tour falloutUK coronavirus updates – live 4.30pm BST Coronavirus lockdowns could radicalise more terror suspects, the...
Tags: England, Science, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Germany, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: German district placed in local lockdown after meat plant outbreak

Texas ‘wide open for business’; WHO urges dexamethasone steroid boom; Saudi Arabia closes borders to foreign pilgrims. Follow the latest updatesSaudi Arabia closes borders to hajj attendeesHalf of US states see spike as officials warn first wave far from overGlobal cases pass 9 millionBarcelona opera reopens with performance for nearly 3,000 potted plantsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.24pm BST Thailand has started sterilising hundreds of monkeys in a city famous for its macaque populati...
Tags: Texas, Science, Saudi Arabia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Thailand, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Jurassic Park, Who, Spielberg


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: Saudi Arabia closes borders to hajj attendees as global Covid-19 cases pass 9m

Texas ‘wide open for business’; WHO urges dexamethasone steroid boom; South Africa infections top 100,000. Follow the latest updatesHalf of US states see spike as officials warn first wave far from overSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownBarcelona opera reopens with performance for nearly 3,000 potted plantsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.11am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be b...
Tags: Texas, Science, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Korea, Brazil, Who



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