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Coronavirus Global Update

Author: BBC World Service

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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.
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President Trump defends his record and blames China. Also: Johnson & Johnson becomes the fourth company to begin a final and large-scale trial of a vaccine, and football fans in Brazil can return to stadiums.
The British Prime Minister has introduced a raft of new restrictions in England as coronavirus cases continue to increase. Also: Joe Biden renews his attack on President Trump's handling of the pandemic, and football fans return to Italian stadiums.
Spain tries to avert a second surge, while the UK fears it could be heading for 50,000 cases a day by October. And India's most famous landmark reopens to the public.
Matt Hancock told the BBC that people had a choice: to either follow the rules or prepare for new measures. Also: the WHO has agreed rules for testing African herbal remedies to fight Covid-19.
The World Health Organisation says countries in the northern hemisphere must prepare for a winter battle against the disease, and how is Israel coping with a second nationwide lockdown?
The US, India and Brazil have the highest figures, but the number of new infections in Europe is increasing. Also: Israel has become the first developed country to return to a nationwide lockdown, and the head of the World Food Programme, asks billionaires to donate money to help.
The WHO has said transmission rates are alarming, experts reveal the latest on symptoms to look out for and parts of England get a widespread local lockdown.
The prime minister of France has announced a multi-billion euro plan to kickstart the economy impacted by Covid 19. Also; India has confirmed a new daily surge record, there's a night time curfew in Havana for the first time in six decades and international football is back.
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 (20)

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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