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New surge feared as US virus death toll hits 350,000

The Covid-19 death toll in the United States has surpassed 350,000, as experts anticipate another surge in coronavirus cases and deaths stemming from holiday...

India approves Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and local jab

India has given emergency approval to the Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine as well as a jab developed in the country to stem the...

Barclays fined £26m over treatment of credit customers during pandemic

Britain’s very own Barclays Bank is being fined £26m over the treatment of some credit customers who fell in arrears or experienced financial difficulties. The...

Kuwait election sees two-thirds of parliament lose seats

Kuwaitis have elected a new parliament in an election which saw two-thirds of politicians and the country’s only woman legislator lose their seats, election...

Swamped US hospitals scramble for pandemic help

Covid-stretched US hospitals are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates yet to earn their licenses while...

Pandemic picked as word of the year

Dictionary.com has declared “pandemic” its 2020 word of the year. Senior research editor John Kelly said that searches for the word spiked more than 13,500%...

Japan hits third-straight day of record coronavirus cases

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Japan reached a record for the third straight day at 2,418. Japan, with fewer than 2,000 deaths related...

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks

South Korea has reported its biggest daily jump in Covid-19 cases in 70 days as the government began fining people who fail to wear...

Senior politicians’ homes searched by French police in pandemic probe

French police searched the homes of the former prime minister, the current and former health ministers and other top officials in an investigation into...

Rapid bedside testing ‘faster than standard centralised testing for Covid-19’

Rapid bedside testing is faster than standard centralised tests for coronavirus, and may improve infection control in hospitals, research suggests. Point-of-care-testing for suspected Covid-19 reduces...

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