Coronavirus Global Update

By BBC World Service

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 May 8, 2020
Maintenance of health is very important in this phase of time by staying at your homes. If your bolt is healthy and fit then it can easily defeat any virus. its all about your body how much it is capable to fight with.


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.”

Episode Date
Unfair distribution of vaccine risks 'catastrophic moral failure' says WHO
Rich countries are accused of hogging vaccines while poorest countries suffer. Also: Australia says its international border could be closed all year, and how wearing a mask incorrectly in Japan can affect your education.
Jan 18, 2021
Pakistan's drug regulators approve the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Pakistan's neighbour, India, launched its own mass immunisation programme on Saturday. Also: the head of Britain's National Health Service says they have new coronavirus hospital cases "every thirty seconds", and Australian Open players hit out at Covid-19 isolation.
Jan 17, 2021
India begins world's biggest Covid vaccine drive
India aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid-19. Also: US expects 'rapid growth' of virus variant; and getting the jab in UK while listening to Handel's Largo.
Jan 16, 2021
Biden reveals plan to tackle US Covid-19 pandemic
The US president-elect says the nationwide vaccine rollout so far has been a 'dismal failure'. Also: France to extend a six pm curfew across the country, and fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab'.
Jan 15, 2021
WHO team arrives in China
Team of experts is in the city of Wuhan to investigate the origin of coronavirus. Also, Germany records sharp economic decline, and a Spanish island asks people to stop talking on public transport to stop the spread of the disease.
Jan 14, 2021
UK variant has reached 50 countries and territories, WHO says
The coronavirus variant first detected in England has spread around the world. Also, a new study shows that doctors and nurses are suffering serious mental health problems from their work during the pandemic. And Indonesia launches its vaccination campaign by prioritising young workers.
Jan 13, 2021
Malaysia: state of emergency declared because of virus
PM vows to hold a general election as soon as outbreak is under control in his country following accusations that the state of emergency is keeping his fragile government in office. Also: Britain sees the biggest increase in deaths in a single year since the Second World War, and several gorillas in a zoo in California test positive for Covid-19.
Jan 12, 2021
Indonesia approves Chinese-made vaccine
A trial in Indonesia concluded that the jab was 65% effective. Also: China records its biggest jump in new infections in more than five months, and the Scottish football club Celtic is to play this evening despite the majority of its first-team players being forced to self-isolate.
Jan 11, 2021
US, UK and Germany see record high Covid-related deaths
The number of cases continues to rise, amid fears of a highly contagious variant of the virus. Also: a new Chinese study of patients in Wuhan looks at the lasting effects of the illness, and the head of the WHO has criticised rich countries for buying up supplies of vaccines.
Jan 09, 2021
Iran bans US and UK made vaccinations
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has banned the import of any US or British-made coronavirus vaccines. Also: The UK becomes the first country to approve three separate vaccines, and Brisbane goes into lockdown after recording one new case.
Jan 08, 2021
Tougher Covid rules begin for millions in UK
The new restrictions are in response to a steep rise in the number of cases, linked to a highly infectious strain of the virus. Also: Chile, Mexico and Costa Rica become the first Latin American countries to begin vaccination campaigns, and Russia approves its vaccine for those older than 60.
Dec 26, 2020
Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update
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.
Mar 05, 2020