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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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Japanese officials have extended the state of emergency to Okayama, Hiroshima and Hokkaido, where the Olympic marathon will take place. Also: lockdowns and panic-buying in Taiwan as Covid-19 cases rise, and a member of the Polish delegation at Eurovision tests positive for coronavirus.
Many of the intended passengers on the repatriation flight were barred after positive Covid19 tests. Also: WHO warns that this 2nd year of the pandemic is likely to be deadlier than the first, and China cancels Everest climbs from the Tibetan side over fears of coronavirus.
Japan extends its State of Emergency to three more prefectures. India's PM warns rural residents. Plus, Greece welcomes back tourists at the start of the summer season.
Indian state governments to buy vaccines from international companies. There's been a surge of coronavirus infections inside Thailand's overcrowded prisons. And a million reason in the US state of Ohio to take the vaccine...
A report into the world's response to the pandemic says both the WHO and individual governments made serious mistakes. Also: the British Prime Minister announces a public inquiry into his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and why some health care professionals are quitting their job.
Health officials warn Africa could see rapidly escalating infections and deaths unless more people receive jabs. Also, Facebook says it will remove pages that discourage vaccine use. And Pakistan tries to avoid a surge in cases during the festival of Eid.
Only ten thousand Saudi nationals were permitted to attend last year. Also,Germany lifts priority limits for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and the IOC head cancels his trip to Japan in advance of the Olympics.
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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