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# COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Check out this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about 'COVID-19'.

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Check out this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about 'COVID-19'.

Coronavirus: Qantas adds to job cuts by outsourcing 2,000 roles

The Australian airline had already announced the loss of 6,000 staff as it tackles virus downturn.


World  /  Asia

Sri Lanka: Six die in prison riot over Covid panic

Pandemic-related unrest has been growing in Sri Lanka's prisons as the number of virus cases surge.


Hong Kong stocks slip on potential sanctions on Chinese oil fi...

Hong Kong’s best month in stock market trading in more than five years is being eroded by a report of potential new sanctions on Chinese companies by the outgoing Trump administration and a worrying jump in local Covid-19 infections.The Hang Seng ...


Kim Jong Un is cutting off his economic lifeline, China, to st...

Kim Jong Un appears to have kicked North Korea's pandemic prevention plan into overdrive, further tightening the country's nearly impassible borders, cutting off nearly all trade with China and even allegedly executing a customs officials for fail...


Coronavirus: Investment scams quadruple since virus lockdown

Fraudsters have been using more sophisticated tactics to steal millions from UK investors.


World  /  UK

Covid: PM agrees to publish data behind England's new tier system

Boris Johnson is hoping to quell a rebellion in his party ahead of the vote on England's new rules.


Coronavirus concerns grow as Americans travel for the holidays

Millions of Americans made trips for Thanksgiving in spite of CDC warnings.


Broncos' Vic Fangio 'disappointed' in quarterbacks over COVID ...

Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio didn’t mince words when talking about his quarterbacks who were all ruled ineligible for the team’s game against the New Orleans Saints.


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Covid infections in England fall by 30% over lockdown - React ...

There were an estimated 72,000 new cases of coronavirus a day in England between 13 and 24 November.


Birx worried about COVID spike after holiday

Public health officials are growing increasingly concerned about the spread of the coronavirus after millions of Americans defied warnings and gathered in large numbers for the Thanksgiving holiday Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe...


North Korea tightening borders to build ‘wall of defense’ agai...

North Korea has tightened its borders to build a “wall of defense” against the COVID-19 pandemic, state media said Sunday.


World  /  Asia

China reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

SHANGHAI: China reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Nov 29), up from 11 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission said in a statement 15 of the new cases were imported infections originating...


Malaria death toll to exceed COVID-19's in sub-Saharan Africa:...

Deaths from malaria due to disruptions during the coronavirus pandemic to services designed to tackle the mosquito-borne disease will far exceed those killed by COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization warned on Monday.


World  /  UK

Covid: Researchers fear cancer advances delay due to pandemic

Scientists fear research has been pushed back due to the pandemic, a survey suggests.


World  /  UK

Student Covid testing begins for Christmas exodus

Universities open mass testing centres for students so they can travel home safely for Christmas.


World  /  UK

Coronavirus: Ministers urged to extend universal credit 'boost'

A £20 weekly universal credit boost has kept 700,000 out of poverty and should continue, says think tank.


NFL fines two teams, investigating two others over COVID-19 vi...

The NFL cracked down on teams this weekend for allegedly violating the league's coronavirus related policies.