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German government calls for a short country-wide lockdown

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 31.  Andressa Anholete/Bloomberg/Getty Images Brazilian President Jair...

Global Covid-19 cases rise for sixth consecutive week, WHO says

California, the first state to implement a lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans to fully reopen the state’s activities and businesses beginning June 15, based...

Corona cases in India: In over 5 months, India’s Covid count again world’s highest | India News

A continuing surge in the Covid-19 pandemic pushed the country’s daily cases to over 93,000 on Saturday, with deaths crossing 500 for the first time...

A rare interstellar comet reveals its secrets and 5 other top space and science stories this week

Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest. It has been said by many an educator that space and dinosaurs are the gateway...

Babies and mothers have died due to the pandemic — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

Many of the deaths were avoidable and likely caused by a lack of access to medical care, according to the authors of the study, which...

German vaccine experts recommend AstraZeneca only be given to people over 60

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a Covid-19 briefing at the Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, on December 18, 2020. Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images Canada...

A sense of ‘impending doom’ — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

On Monday US President Joe Biden implored state and local officials to reinstate mask mandates, after Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for...

Europe’s pause on the AstraZeneca vaccine is worrying

Global health and medicines watchdogs, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health England and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), have said there is no...

More evidence severe Covid-19 can affect brain function, study finds

Nurse Liliana Ocampo administers the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine into the arm of Sister Patricia Supple, 86, on March 3, in Los...

Europe is struggling to contain the third wave of the epidemic.

The coronavirus is still spreading across the US, infection levels remain high and new variants are putting the progress made so far at risk. “When...

European countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations despite advice from EU medicines regulator

Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge arrives at the Binnenhof for the weekly Council of Ministers meeting in The Hague on March 5. Koen van...

Coronavirus latest Covid-19 news and updates from around the world

Boxes of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines in Oss, Netherlands on February 12. Remko de Waal/ANP/AFP/Getty Images The Netherlands has joined a growing list of countries suspending...

Sarah Everard vigil: Crowd shouts ‘Shame on you’ at London police

As night fell on the part of South London where Sarah Everard took her final steps 10 days ago, the clouds parted for one last...

NASA astronauts conduct fifth spacewalk of 2021

The spacewalk, which assisted with continued upgrades to the orbiting laboratory, began at 8:14 a.m. ET and ended at 3:01 p.m. ET, lasting for six...

European Union regulator adds allergic reactions to list of AstraZeneca’s vaccine possible side effects

President Joe Biden speaks on the anniversary of the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in America, in the East Room of the White House in...

It’s been a year since the pandemic was declared. A year of unimaginable suffering

It’s been a year of heartbreak and sacrifice. With more than 529,000 Americans dead, the United States has been by far the worst-affected country in...

The $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill is here

The bill includes stimulus checks of up to $1,400 for many Americans, and billions of dollars for states and municipalities, schools and small businesses. There’s...

Myanmar’s UN ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun on his speech of defiance

A few weeks after a military coup seized control in Myanmar, Kyaw Moe Tun gave an extraordinary statement of defiance on the other side of...

Vaccinated already? Here’s what you can do

The guidance, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, came almost a year to the day after the coronavirus first gripped the United...

$1.9 trillion Covid-19 rescue bill in sight, as variant ‘increasing exponentially’ in US

The bill includes extended help for the unemployed, money to reopen schools, aid for stricken small businesses, child tax credits and health insurance subsidies. It...

Prince Harry and Meghan interview: World waits for made-for-TV bombshell

The primetime event, which will be shown on Sunday evening in the United States, has been relentlessly promoted by network CBS and threatens to lift...

Gender inequality has cost world $70 tln since 1990: Report

With many reports confirming women and other socially-disadvantaged sections have suffered the most during the pandemic, economists at BofA Securities have tabulated the cost of...

Italy blocks AstraZeneca vaccines as fears grow over vaccine nationalism

These are the latest salvos in the quarrel between the EU and the British-Swedish drugmaker after AstraZeneca slashed the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses it...

The countries making dubious claims over Covid-19 — and what that means for the world

However, three countries stand out as appearing either less than transparent or in denial about the scale of the problem. The East African nation of...

Jupiter-Mercury conjunction will shine bright in the sky this weekend

A conjunction is when two objects appear close together in the sky, but they can actually be millions of miles apart, according to Thomas Beatty,...