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Coronavirus

UK's Christmas plans will cost many lives, say top health journals

UK's Christmas plans will cost many lives, say top health journals

  • “We believe the government is about to blunder into another major error that will cost many lives,” the editorial said.
  • The joint editorial came a day after the government announced that due to a surge in cases London would be moving up into “High Alert” level, the most restrictive of England’s tiered system of rules to try to contain the virus.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 03:49pm
Amid pandemic, Jakarta burials 61% higher in first 10 months of 2020
World

Amid pandemic, Jakarta burials 61% higher in first 10 months of 2020

  • The Eijkman-Oxford study, led by biostatistician Dr. Iqbal Elyazar noted that “burial records indicated substantially increased mortality associated with the onset of and ongoing COVID-19 epidemic in Jakarta”.
  • Jakarta, a sprawling metropolis that is home to more than 10 million people, has officially recorded more than 154,000 cases of the coronavirus as of Dec. 14, with 2,963 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 03:14pm
Canada begins first Covid vaccinations
World

Canada begins first Covid vaccinations

  • The second wave of the pandemic has accelerated in recent weeks across the country, with 464,313 cases of coronavirus and 13,479 deaths reported in Canada on Monday.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 12:54am
London to move into toughest tier of COVID-19 restrictions – report
World

London to move into toughest tier of COVID-19 restrictions – report

  • More than 40% of citizens were placed in the highest risk category.
  • “Moving into Tier 3 before Christmas will be deeply disappointing for Londoners, and a terrible blow to the capital’s hospitality, leisure and cultural sectors,” said John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy at business campaign group London First.
Published 14 Dec, 2020 08:12pm