08 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympic Games: State of emergency announced as Covid cases rise

A state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo and will run throughout the Olympic Games. The state of emergency was put in place to combat coronavirus and will run from July 12 to August 22. Bars and restaurants will not be allowed to serve alcohol and must close by

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08 Jul 2021

Russia offers North Korea Covid vaccines again as crisis worsens

Russia has offered North Korea Covid-19 vaccines another time as reports indicate that harsh lockdown measures are leading to extreme hunger. Pyongyang has refused vaccines and covid-relief aid from many countries. North Korea has sealed borders to keep the virus out but has affected trade with China. Beijing provides North

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01 Jul 2021

Xi warns China will not be ‘oppressed’ in anniversary speech

China’s President Xi Jinping has warned that foreign powers should not interfere with China’s affairs, threatening to take action if they attempt to bully or influence the country in a defiant speech at an event marking the centenary of the ruling Communist Party. The remarks were made on Thursday. Mr.

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30 Jun 2021

Kim Jong Un Warns of Grave Covid-19 Situation in North Korea

North Korea’s Covid-19 situation has become grave, according to Kim Jong Un, who spoke at a Politburo meeting. Although the leader did not specify what exactly has gone wrong, it is clear that the country is struggling to keep outbreaks at bay. North Korea has reported zero Covid-19 cases and

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23 Jun 2021

Covid-19 Delta Variant Threatens to Set Back Europe’s Recovery

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading across continental Europe, increasing the risk of a rebound in infections and subsequent delay to the region’s economic recovery. The variant was first discovered in India late last year. The Delta variant’s spread has prompted Portugal to seal off its capital city of

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18 Jun 2021

Myanmar coup displaces thousands as global refugee numbers rise

In 2020, a record of 82.4 million people have been displaced around the world. Approximately 680,000 people were from Myanmar following an ethnic conflict and a military coup. 200,000 people were added to the Internally Displaced People numbers in Myanmar since February. Kaya and kayin were home of most of

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14 Jun 2021

Headache and runny nose linked to Delta variant

A new variant of Covid-19 referred to as the Delta variant has symptoms such as a runny nose and headache, according to a new study conducted in the UK. The variant will allegedly feel more like a cold for younger people, says Prof. Tim Spector, the head of the study.

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14 Jun 2021

Global Police Close Record Number of Fake Pharma Sites

Over 110,000 fake websites and online marketplaces advertising fraudulent pharmaceuticals have been shut down as part of an international crackdown on fake pharma sites, according to the global policing organization Interpol. Interpol states that the operation, deemed Operation Pangea XIV, involved customs, law enforcement, and regulatory officers from 92 different

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11 Jun 2021

Fresh Covid-19 Outbreaks in Asia Disrupt Global Shipping, Chip Supply Chain

A fresh wave of Covid-19 outbreak clusters in Asia has created bottlenecks in the supply chain, which threaten to increase prices and impact post-pandemic recovery across the globe. Vaccination campaigns are still in the early stages throughout much of the region, resulting in increased risks of new outbreaks. One outbreak

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09 Jun 2021

Over 47,000 Wild Animals Sold in Wuhan Markets Before Covid Outbreak, Study Shows

A new study published in the open-access journal Scientific Reports reveals that more than 47,000 wild animals were sold in the Chinese city of Wuhan in the two and a half years before the first confirmed Covid-19 outbreak was identified. The study provides critical new evidence that the virus could

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