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Coronavirus Global Update

Author: BBC World Service

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A daily round up of the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from effected areas and details of the latest medical information, and what the global effects are on health, business, sport, travel, and more.”
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Researchers begin final stage of a study to see if masks and gowns can be decontaminated. Also: Russia says it's worried about low vaccine take-up and US airlines report thousands of cases of passengers exhibiting bad behaviour on flights - many refusing to wear a face mask during the pandemic.
Leaders pledge one billion doses for poorer countries. Italy eases restrictions as infection rates continue to fall across Europe, and the Argentinian football star Lionel Messi says he's concerned about contracting the virus at the Copa America in Brazil
Millions of doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines made in Baltimore are affected. Also: Saudi Arabia restricts this year's Hajj to its own citizens; and a new wave of infections in the Democratic Republic of Congo delays the return of the only remains of Patrice Lumumba.
The Carbis Bay declaration promises measures to prevent a repeat of the Covid-19 crisis. Also: politicians in Pakistan have threatened to block the mobile phones or withhold the salaries of people who refuse to be vaccinated; and 16,000 mask-wearing fans have been at the world's biggest international sporting event since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Grand gestures of Covid vaccines from the leaders of the G7, the world's richest nations, at the summit in Cornwall, but critics warn they won't be sufficient. Also: Chile's back in lockdown despite high vaccination rates and there's to be more freedom of movement for the vaccinated in much of Europe
The United Nations is warning that nine million additional children are at risk of exploitation as a result of Covid-19. Also: a new study finds that vegans and vegetarians are less likely to become severely ill from the virus than meat-eaters; and we hear how the pandemic has affected global plastic production.
The US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, says Russia and China had twisted arms and demanded concessions in order to deliver coronavirus vaccines. Also, France is further easing coronavirus restrictions, and Brazil's Supreme Court will consider whether to allow the Copa America football competition because of coronavirus restrictions.
Introducing a podcast rounding-up the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from affected areas and details of the latest medical information.
Comments (22)

ID17985155

This is 2 seconds long in my feed.

Dec 5th
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SANJAY GORA

in India, large public ceremony statement is wrong and misleading.

Aug 5th
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mal disposto

Check the length of the podcast. If it has more than 4:59, there’s a 1:33 of silence at the end. Be careful if you’re listening while driving: you’ll be trying to understand what’s going wrong and it’s a BBC fail.

Jul 31st
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Alley🇨🇦Katz

Seriously?? Symantec's!! Afterall, this is only a 5 min. broadcast reporting on the 'current state of affairs' globally as it pertains to a deadly Pandemic ...highlighting relevant facts! For myself & I suspect the majority of listeners expect to hear the 'News' that may immediately impact their lives (either directly or indirectly) & the future of humanity. Any in-depth reporting is impossible in such a format. However, it can serve as a type of research roadmap to listeners who hear an update of 'specific interest to them' or want the 'whole story' I've been on the front lines since the beginning & although recovery rates is positive 'News' & offers a glimmer of hope it is not critical 'News' in a 5 min broadcast reporting on a Global Crisis. ...Just my opinion

Jul 19th
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Andrew Jackson

Death toll passes 500,000 - news. Number of recovered over the same weekend - 5,000,000. Not news. Death toll passes 600,000 today - news. "Global Recovered" on the Johns Hopkins Dashboard passes 8,000,000 today - not news. I wonder why?

Jul 19th
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ID18509244

Hello

Jun 17th
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ID18509244

Hello please thanks

Jun 17th
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Siri

Are the older episodes being removed? If so, why?

May 29th
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Tim Stinson

This should be the Coronavirus / bash the US update. We get it, you don't like the US. Get over it and just report about the virus.

May 24th
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Dominique Leib

I'm calling bullshit on that dream 😒

May 1st
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the.reformed.chic

This podcast is slightly helpful for those of us who can only listen to podcast and not read articles due to working. However, it is very short, and the summary in the beginning is just about as in depth as the rest of the podcast, so it feels redundant. There is also often super long empty air time at the end, which is really annoying when I want my next podcast to play but cannot hit the next button due to work. Cut out the empty space at the end and it is a very brief look at the situation globally. They do mention what Trump says a little more than necessary considering more important facts they could be stating, but otherwise it seems fair and reasonably unbiased.

Apr 30th
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CHRYSTOPHER CASERO DIZON

VORTEX>VECTOR^°^

Apr 22nd
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Gene Moroney

Offset o

Apr 17th
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Siri

What happened to the PM's "good spirits"?

Apr 7th
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Artemis Nelson

4️⃣2️⃣0️⃣🤬

Mar 22nd
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Edmond Williams

The only good thing about it, it keeps me up to date daily.

Mar 21st
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Rabbin

Please use more appropriate titles. Not such clickbait in this time of need.

Mar 20th
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Siri

Is it just me or did this episode have an entire minute of silence at the end?

Mar 20th
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Armando Hernandez-ruelas

what about the mexico border???

Mar 16th
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