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Public health

India reports world's highest rise in COVID-19 cases
World

India reports world's highest rise in COVID-19 cases

  • In a late surge, India has reported more than 300,000 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the highest global daily total.
  • The country now has a total of 15.93 million cases, the second-highest tally in the world, while deaths jumped by 2104 to reach a tally of 184,657, according to data from the Indian Health Ministry.
Published 22 Apr, 2021 11:37am
UK virus variant has developed concerning new mutation in small number of cases
World

UK virus variant has developed concerning new mutation in small number of cases

  • The UK variant of the coronavirus has developed a new, concerning mutation in a small number of cases, which scientists said makes it similar to the South African and Brazilian variants and could reduce the efficacy of vaccines.
  • The emergence of the mutation to the variant first discovered in Britain highlights how complicated exiting COVID-19 lockdown will be even once vaccines are rolled out.
Published 02 Feb, 2021 10:56pm
Chicago teachers vote on job action, claim schools not ready to reopen
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Chicago teachers vote on job action, claim schools not ready to reopen

  • We are continuing to meet every day with CTU leadership - just as we have more than 60 times in the past several months - and we are optimistic that an agreement is within reach.
  • Our commitment remains the same: to protect lives as we work to land an enforceable agreement to safely return to our school buildings.
Published 23 Jan, 2021 08:59pm