Travel ban over Brazilian variant precautionary, U.K. transport minister says

A Brazilian variant of the coronavirus is significant enough to justify stopping flights from South America as a precaution, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Friday, as a leading scientist said it had been detected in Britain. Britain will...

Hidden camera reveals ‘appalling’ conditions in overseas PPE factory supplying Canadian hospitals, expert says

The wall of noise is constant as the workers manually check, sort and pack a seemingly endless supply of disposable gloves into boxes destined for international markets like Canada.The production line, filled mostly with migrant workers, is cramped. Yet COVID-19...

WHO team arrives in Wuhan, China to investigate coronavirus origins

An international team of scientists led by the World Health Organization arrived on Thursday in China's central city of Wuhan to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus that sparked the global pandemic.The group arrived late in the morning on a budget...

After delays, WHO experts to arrive in China Thursday for virus origins probe, says Beijing

Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Monday.The experts will arrive on Thursday and meet with Chinese counterparts, the...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 5

The latest:Ontario says it plans to give a COVID-19 vaccination to all health workers, residents and essential caregivers in long-term care homes in several hard-hit regions by Jan. 21. The province, which has faced criticism over its handling of the vaccine...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 4

The latest:Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation...

U.K. rolls out AstraZeneca shots, touts taking lead in global vaccine race

Britain began vaccinating its population with the COVID-19 shot developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca on Monday, touting a scientific "triumph" that puts it at the vanguard of the West in inoculating against the virus.Britain, which is rushing to vaccinate its population faster...

Why Israel is leading the world with COVID-19 vaccinations

Every day, the online research publication Our World In Data releases information about vaccine doses being administered across the globe. And every day, one country emerges as a world leader: Israel.For example, when the University of Oxford-based organization released its Jan. 1 data, the total number...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Dec. 30

The latest:The two hardest-hit provinces in Canada reported new single-day high COVID-19 numbers on Wednesday, with 2,923 new cases in Ontario and 2,511 in Quebec. Health officials in Ontario also reported 19 additional deaths, bringing the provincial death toll to 4,474....

Britain approves use of AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Britain on Wednesday became the first country to authorize an easy-to-handle COVID-19 vaccine whose developers hope it will become the "vaccine for the world." The approval and a shift in policy that will speed up rollout of the vaccine in...
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