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COVID19 cases

UK records 12 new COVID-19 deaths, 7,738 cases
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UK records 12 new COVID-19 deaths, 7,738 cases

  • That compared to 17 deaths and 8,125 cases reported a day earlier.
  • On vaccines, a total of 41.29 million people have now received a first dose and 29.5 million have received two shots.
Published 12 Jun, 2021 08:40pm
Singapore to shut schools
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Singapore to shut schools

SINGAPORE: Singapore will shut most schools from Wednesday after the city-state reported the highest number of local...
Published 17 May, 2021 06:14am
Modi appeals to keep Hindu festival symbolic as India's COVID-19 infections surge
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Modi appeals to keep Hindu festival symbolic as India's COVID-19 infections surge

  • India reported 234,692 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to nearly 14.5 million, second only to the United States. Deaths in the country from COVID-19 rose by 1,341 to 175,649.
  • Experts have warned about the spread of more contagious variants of the disease, with especially during large-scale gathering for religious festivals and political rallies.
Published 17 Apr, 2021 05:31pm
COVID-19 prevalence in England drops sharply in latest week: ONS
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COVID-19 prevalence in England drops sharply in latest week: ONS

  • There were 1 in 480 people infected in the week ending April 10, according to the latest figures, down from 1 in 340 infected the week before.
  • "Our modelling suggests that the percentage of people testing positive in England decreased in the week ending 10 April 2021," the ONS said.
Published 16 Apr, 2021 06:35pm
Biden's first budget marks sharp change from Trump years
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Biden's first budget marks sharp change from Trump years

  • The $1.5 trillion budget, reflecting an 8% increase in base funding from the current year, would invest billions more in public transportation and environmental clean-ups, slash funding for a border wall and expand funding for background checks on gun sales, each goal clashing with the prior administration.
  • Biden would increase spending by $14 billion across agencies to deal with the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, a shift from the Trump administration's dismissal of climate science.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 08:12pm
Paris hospitals brace for COVID-19 third wave peak around April 20
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Paris hospitals brace for COVID-19 third wave peak around April 20

  • They also estimated there would be just under 2,000 COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units in the Paris region around that peak, versus 1,723 as of Thursday.
  • "The central assumption is for the second wave to peak around April 20, when, in the greater Paris region, we would have slightly less than 2,000 patients in intensive care", he said.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 05:34pm