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Europe, WHO sound alarm over resurgent virus crisis

Europe, WHO sound alarm over resurgent virus crisis

The European Union's disease control agency has joined frantic health workers to sound the alarm over a coronavirus surge across the continent, as the World Health Organisation warned of an ‘exponential’ rise in infections.

Millions more head into UK virus lockdowns

Millions more head into UK virus lockdowns

Millions more people headed into coronavirus lockdowns in Britain on Friday, as the government boosted a jobs support package but acknowledged failures in a hugely expensive testing programme.

Poland adopts nationwide 'red zone' lockdown

Poland adopts nationwide 'red zone' lockdown

Poland's prime minister said on Friday that ‘red zone’ measures including the partial closure of primary schools and restaurants would be adopted nationwide in the face of a record spike in coronavirus infections.

New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

Belgium imposed a nationwide overnight curfew on Monday as Switzerland made wearing face masks compulsory in indoor public spaces, the latest desperate measures by European governments ...

Turkey to wield competitive lira in economy’s pivot after virus: Albayrak

Turkey to wield competitive lira in economy’s pivot after virus: Albayrak

Turkey can capitalise on the legacy of this year’s global health crisis by putting a competitive lira at the heart of a new strategy to move toward a more export-focused economy ...

IMF chief warns global economic crisis 'far from over'

IMF chief warns global economic crisis 'far from over'

The global economy is showing signs of bouncing back from the severe downturn caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, but a full recovery is ‘unlikely’ without a vaccine ...

Nine Covid-19 vaccine developers pledge to uphold scientific integrity

Nine Covid-19 vaccine developers pledge to uphold scientific integrity

The CEOs of nine companies developing vaccines against Covid-19 on Tuesday pledged to "uphold the integrity of the scientific process" amid concern Donald Trump will pressure regulators to approve a vaccine ...

Sweden bucks trend in refusing to recommend masks

Sweden bucks trend in refusing to recommend masks

Sweden attracted worldwide attention earlier this year when it famously stayed open throughout the first months of the coronavirus pandemic ...

Tesco unveils 16,000 jobs as online food sales surge

Tesco unveils 16,000 jobs as online food sales surge

Tesco will create 16,000 permanent UK jobs to meet a coronavirus-fuelled surge in online grocery demand, the supermarket giant said Monday in a boost for the country's embattled retail sector.

New Zealand scrambles to contain virus resurgence as it heads to polls

New Zealand scrambles to contain virus resurgence as it heads to polls

New Zealand was scrambling to trace the source of its first coronavirus outbreak in more than three months, reporting 13 new community infections on Thursday, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ...

US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.

India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after virus lockdowns

India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after virus lockdowns

India's largest crocodile park may have as little as four months before it runs out of funds to feed animals, pay staff and do research, as ticket revenue shrinks after coronavirus lockdowns ...