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Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

The Philippines has confirmed domestic transmission of the new, highly contagious British variant of the coronavirus, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to abandon a plan to allow some minors to go outside their homes.

Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Border restrictions were being tightened around the world Monday in the face of an unrelenting coronavirus threat, after a weekend in which anger at social distancing rules bubbled over into fiery clashes in the Netherlands.

Flowers and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

Flowers and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

India began one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes on Saturday, hoping to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 people in the country and torpedoed the economy.

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective.

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

India aims to begin vaccinating its 1.3 billion people against coronavirus from Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries, shaky infrastructure and public scepticism.

More parks, fewer offices? How the coronavirus will change city centres

More parks, fewer offices? How the coronavirus will change city centres

The novel coronavirus has upended many aspects of life in cities worldwide, particularly as large numbers of white-collar workers choose to work from home and shun public transit ...

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

The Philippines will ban travellers from 19 countries and territories until mid-January as a measure to keep out a new variant of the coronavirus, its transport ministry said on Tuesday.

India finds six cases of new coronavirus variant in UK arrivals

India finds six cases of new coronavirus variant in UK arrivals

India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks infected with a more infectious strain of the coronavirus that has prompted a wave of panic and border closures around the world.

US House approves $2,000 coronavirus aid checks sought by Trump

US House approves $2,000 coronavirus aid checks sought by Trump

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives voted 275-134 to meet President Donald Trump's demand for $2,000 Covid-19 relief checks on Monday, sending the measure on to an uncertain future ...

Good turnout for Covid-19 vaccination

Good turnout for Covid-19 vaccination

The ongoing first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Qatar continues to witness an increasing turnout of citizens and residents from among the priority groups, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) tweeted on Sunday.

MoPH reports 129 new Covid-19 cases, 138 recoveries

MoPH reports 129 new Covid-19 cases, 138 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Friday 129 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) during the last 24 hours, of which 98 were from community and 31 from travellers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine.

US will require negative Covid-19 tests for all UK passengers — CDC

US will require negative Covid-19 tests for all UK passengers — CDC

The US government will require all airline passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to test negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of departure starting Monday amid concerns about a new coronavirus variant that may be more transmissible.