Coronavirus pandemic

India: migrant workers leave cities as COVID measures bite

Migrant workers are piling into rail stations in India’s financial capital Mumbai to head back to their home villages now…

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The AstraZeneca jab and the price of fragmented decision-making

Elena Hugony was sure about one thing as she entered a COVID-19 vaccination centre in the Italian city of Palermo…

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Biden administration to invest $1.7bn to fight COVID-19 variants

Money will go to genomic sequencing, research centres for genomic epidemiology and a national bioinformatics network. The United States will…

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Denmark halts use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: Live news

Denmark is halting the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, the head of the Danish Health Administration announces. India’s worst-hit and…

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Japan: Olympics could still be cancelled over COVID fears

Cancelling the already postponed Tokyo Olympics over the coronavirus pandemic remains a possibility as a surge in COVID cases renews…

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Turkey reports its highest daily COVID cases, deaths

More than 62,000 cases reported on Wednesday, taking the country’s tally past four million since start of pandemic. Turkey has…

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UK COVID-19 variant pushes Cambodia to brink of ‘national tragedy’

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Cambodia is in the grip of its worst outbreak of the coronavirus since the pandemic began…

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Brazil Senate investigating Bolsonaro’s handling of COVID-19

Sao Paulo, Brazil – The Brazilian Senate has launched an inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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What is the real extent of Turkey’s COVID-19 crisis?

Istanbul, Turkey – Medical professionals warn that Turkey’s COVID-19 crisis could be even more severe than official statistics suggest, as…

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COVID’s financial toll: 38 million Americans are now worse off

While most Americans have weathered the coronavirus pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before…

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