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Florida reports record coronavirus cases as US holiday weekend causes concern

Florida has reported a record number of coronavirus cases in the latest sign that the virus is surging in many parts of the United...

UK government list of quarantine-free travel countries criticised

The UK Government’s list of countries and territories which English tourists can visit without self-isolating on their return has been branded a “mess”. In a...

South African health system under strain as coronavirus cases surge

South Africa has reported another record daily increase in confirmed coronavirus cases as the health system comes under strain. More than 11 million people around...

Mediterranean countries risk becoming ‘melting pots’ for coronavirus – expert

Mediterranean destinations which people may flock to after England scraps quarantine for arrivals from low-risk countries could become “melting pots” for coronavirus, an expert...

South Africa braces itself for surge in Covid-19 patients

Hospitals are prepared for a new wave of patients after South Africa’s reported coronavirus cases more than quadrupled in June. That is partly due to...

Coronavirus daily cases reach record highs in US and South Africa

The United States and South Africa have reported record daily coronavirus cases, with US figures surpassing 50,000 a day for the first time. The US...

Trump changes position and says he is ‘all for masks’

US President Donald Trump appears to have shifted his stance on wearing a face covering in public, saying in an interview that he is...

US buys entire three-month supply of anti-Covid drug remdesivir

The Trump administration has bought up virtually all stocks for the next three months of a drug shown to work against Covid-19. The US Department...

Spain’s taxi drivers take to streets in protest amid Covid-19 slump in trade

A wave of honking taxis took over a central Madrid avenue to demand limits on the number of pay-for-ride vehicles amid a slump in...

British ministers under pressure to hold press conference on ‘local lockdown’ in Leicester

UK ministers are under pressure to hold a Downing Street press conference to address questions on the Leicester lockdown extension. The British Government scrapped the...

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Protesters in Baltimore topple statue of Christopher Columbus

Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbour. Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument on...

Search for survivors continues after flooding and mudslides in Japan

Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that have left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead have hampered search and rescue...

Armed protesters call for removal of giant Confederate carving

A large group of armed protesters marched through the US state of Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to...

Mission: Impossible filming to resume in UK under quarantine exemption plans

Filming on the latest Mission: Impossible movies will be able to resume in England as the Government looks to exempt high-end stars from quarantine. Culture...

Zoom boss says it ‘will not stop’ focus on security improvements

Zoom boss Eric Yuan has said the video calling app “will not stop” looking to improve its security features as it marked the end...
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