China's latest COVID outbreak worst since March 2020
January 19, 2021
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China is battling the worst outbreak of COVID-19 since March 2020, with one province posting a record daily rise in cases, as an independent panel reviewing the global pandemic said China could have acted more forcefully to curb the initial outbreak.
December 31, 2020
Premier League says no plans to pause season as COVID rates soar
LONDON (Reuters) - The Premier League is not discussing a possible pause to the season because of surging COVID-19 infections in England, it said on Wednesday.
December 31, 2020
UK to roll out Astra/Oxford COVID vaccine after world-first approval
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday became the first country to approve the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, hoping that rapid action will help it stem a record surge of infections driven by a highly contagious form of the virus.
December 30, 2020
UK widens English lockdowns as COVID variant surges
LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Wednesday it would put huge swathes of England into the strictest COVID-19 restrictions to counter a highly infectious variant of the virus which is spreading across the country.
December 25, 2020
Factbox: Now what happens to the $892 billion COVID aid bill? Here are three options
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump’s surprise opposition to emergency coronavirus aid and annual government funding passed by Congress has left Americans and global financial markets wondering whether Washington will iron out its differences or descend into chaos in the coming days.
December 23, 2020
France to reopen border with England for COVID-clear travellers
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - France will reopen its borders to passengers from England on Wednesday, ending a blockade intended to stop the spread of a new coronavirus variant, but which has held up thousands of lorries before Christmas.
November 25, 2020
World agonises over new COVID curbs as infections approach 60 million
PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Countries around the world agonised over new coronavirus curbs ahead of Christmas and other holidays as global infections approached 60 million on Wednesday and U.S. officials pleaded with Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving.