The former Eastern Bloc is home to almost a quarter of the EU's 440 million population and is struggling to tame the pandemic.
Japan Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:07:53
The Australian economy has roared back from the depths of the coronavirus recession but new forecasts suggest it will now become a grind back to normality.
Shane Wright / Sydney Morning Herald | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:01:00
When the NSW government was told how many people could die from COVID without drastic action, terror set in.
Alexandra Smith / Sydney Morning Herald | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:00:00
Exclusive: Entain, owner of the betting firm, made £114m in profits and claimed up to £30m from taxpayer Ladbrokes' owner, Entain, claimed millions of pounds in furlough cash while reaping the benefits of a surge in online betting, the Guardian can disclose. Rival bookmaker William Hill paid back taxpayer support, ...
Rob Davies and Joseph Smith / Guardian | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:53:44
Governments, international organisations and mainstream media continue to drum up fear and panic in India, even as the facts entirely contradict their claims. At this time last year, in April 2020, much less information was...
Sanjeev Sabhlok / Times of India | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:44:44
The Lucknow DM has also been directed to ensure that at least 30-35 contacts of each person testing positive is traced as well as tested for the virus.
FE Online / Financial Express | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:33:00
India has been gripped by a life or death race against Covid-19, as the country of nearly 1.4 billion people rolls out one of the fastest vaccination drives in the world while recording all-time high tallies of infections.
CNN | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:25:22
Beijing has already distributed hundreds of millions of doses in other countries and has not approved any foreign vaccines for use in China.
Brittany Bernstein / National Review | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:22:25
Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized China's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in a Meet the Press interview, arguing that the country's "failure" to cooperate in the early stages of [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:21:38
Pandemic-related changes such as increasing an online presence and working from home have been beneficial to many small businesses.
Thomas Smale / Business Insider | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:20:00
Recently Akshay Kumar along with 45 Ram Setu crew members tested positive for Covid-19.
FE Online / Financial Express | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:06:00
Delaying or denying the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries may end up causing millions to die needlessly while prolonging the global pandemic. At the current rate, a new study in the New England Journal of it will take 4.6 years to gain worldwide herd nationalism perpetuates the long history ...
Alex Lo / South China Morning Post | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:00:10
Well known companies ranging from tech giants to beer brands are rolling out ad campaigns that encourage people to get their shot.
Marty Swant, Forbes Staff / Forbes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:00:00
Ecuadorans began electing their next president on Sunday with voters choosing between a young, socialist protege of ex-leader Rafael Correa and a veteran conservative as the oil-rich country contends with an economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Opinion polls have the two contenders neck and neck in a classic ...
IBTimes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:51:00
3 reasons why volatility could come roaring back to a stock market that's drifting along near record highs, according to UBS
Volatility in the US equity market is poised to climb as investors wrestle with worries about inflation and COVID-19 variants, says UBS.
Carla Mozée / Business Insider | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:45:00
Polling stations opened Sunday in Peru, with some 25 million people set to cast their ballot for a new president amid the country's deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in new infections. Voting is mandatory in the country of 33 million, which saw an average of 279 ...
IBTimes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:44:15
"The head of China's Centers for Disease Control admitted that the efficacy of Chinese coronavirus vaccines is 'not high' and they may require improvements, marking a rare admission from a [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:43:23
New York Times: "At least 300,000 more people died last year during the coronavirus pandemic than were reported in Russia's most widely cited official statistics." "Not all of those deaths [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:40:19
The rate of the spread of COVID-19 had slowed across America. Increases in daily fatal and confirmed cases are still about half what they were seven weeks ago. Nevertheless, 567,142 Americans have... 861672 covid hospital | Concern In South Korea As The Wuhan Covid-19 Spreads
Douglas A. McIntyre / 24/7 Wall St. | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:36:18
The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Is Less Effective Against The South African And UK Variants Than Against The Original Virus, According To A New Study From Israel
Thanks to an extensive vaccination program in Israel and diligent follow-up of those vaccinated, we have a bigger glimpse of how the Pfizer/BioNTech is performing against variants.
William A. Haseltine, Contributor / Forbes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:19:00
Two of three outbreaks may involve variants of concern, says Department of Health
Irish Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:14:59
4 free perks you can get after getting vaccinated, from doughnuts to free CDC card lamination and beer
Krispy Kreme and Staples have promised doughnuts and laminated cards across the country. Local news outlets have reported on other deals from small businesses.
Mary Meisenzahl / Business Insider | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:14:00
The rate of the spread of COVID-19 had slowed across America. Increases in daily fatal and confirmed cases are still about half what they were seven weeks ago. Nevertheless, 567,142 Americans have... 861670 covid variants | Surge Testing In Essex After Case Of Covid-19 Variant Found
Douglas A. McIntyre / 24/7 Wall St. | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:06:30
People are returning to the high street, but the retail crash has changed it beyond recognition | John Harris
The easing of Covid restrictions in England will reveal the effects of the loss of brick and mortar shops in our towns and cities As what we now call non-essential retail reopens in England, the return of crowds to our high streets will presumably be hailed as a moment of ...
John Harris / Guardian | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:54:06
66 new cases of Covid-19 were registered on Sunday, as 44 people recovered. This means that the number of active cases rose slightly to 558. No new deaths were reported. Malta has had 29,614 cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic first reached the islands, of which 28,654 have recovered and ...
Malta Independent | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:43:00
New research suggests that the notion of Covid-status verification is popular -- but the often-used term is political poison.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes Staff / Forbes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:42:12
Over 1 Million Brits Are Reportedly Suffering From "Long COVID" According to the latest ONS figures, over one million people were estimated to be suffering from 'Long COVID' in the UK in the four weeks ending 6 March. As Statista's Martin Armstrong explains, 'Long COVID' is defined as "symptoms persisting ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:35:00
Easing of restrictions will allow non-essential shops, hair and nail salons, zoos and theme parks to reopen Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Lockdown restrictions will be eased further from 12 April in England, with some changes across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Here is a roundup ...
Rhi Storer / Guardian | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:29:05
Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed his frustrating that he isn't receiving credit for the coronavirus vaccine rollout.
Joshua Zitser / Business Insider | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:26:15
China’s coronavirus vaccine production is expected to hit 3 billion doses by the end of the year, according to the country’s health Health Commission official Zheng Zhongwei made the prediction – which is in line with previous estimates by other health experts – at a conference in Sichuan province on ...
Linda Lew / South China Morning Post | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:22:00
( Don Boudreaux ) TweetHere's wisdom from my emeritus Nobel-laureate colleague Vernon Smith: Prominent in the pandemic episode are the control freaks, activated by crises, both real and exaggerated; they are at the center of the exaggeration-the "chicken Little's" of this world. This phenomenon in human experience is so common ...
Don Boudreaux / Cafe Hayek | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:21:21
Turkey's government is weighing options, including a shutdown, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the face of a surge in daily coronavirus cases that have recently climbed to record highs.
Hurriyet | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:13:00
CNN | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:08:28
Warmer weather and remaining restrictions on other activities likely to see drive-in cinema as popular option The UK is on track to hit "peak drive-in" this summer with outdoor cinema bookings surging ahead of the lifting of restrictions on some Covid-safe gatherings next week. There has been an in the ...
Mark Sweney / Guardian | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:07:04
Heavy borrowing by businesses could easily end in higher inflation and a ballooning trade deficit Never have the opening lines of TS Eliot's The Wasteland seemed more apt. In 2020, April really was the cruellest month, as the first wave of Covid-19 deaths peaked and businesses were shuttered. Between March ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:01:18
Imagine if China had refused to share Covid-19's genetic sequences with other countries. Vaccine development would have been delayed indefinitely. Monitoring the virus would have been next to impossible. Thankfully, that didn't happen. Chinese scientists shared the full SARS-CoV-2 sequence on Jan. 10, 2020, thus kickstarting the development of multiple ...
IBTimes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:00:32
The study suggests the vaccine is less effective against the South African variant, compared with the original coronavirus and a variant first identified in Britain.
Japan Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:53:19
It's true that none of these projects saved Covid patients dying of respiratory failure. But in the long run, the pandemic may give proponents of the humanities an unexpected opening to change the way we train doctors and think about health care. So the same tossery - post-modernism and critical ...
Tim Worstall / Tim Worstall | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:38:53
During a pandemic, public-health messaging is essential to saving lives. Media organizations have played a major role in that messaging over the past year, and not always for the better. Across the English-speaking world, many news stories about the spread of COVID-19 have been accompanied by photographs of people in ...
Nicholas A. Christakis / The Atlantic | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:30:00
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, will take place this week, Buckingham Palace said Saturday, announcing a stripped-back ceremony due to coronavirus ...
Japan Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:17:11
Coronavirus in India: For better vaccine delivery, Apollo LogiSolutions announces an integrated platform
The aim of the company is to make the distribution model of coronavirus vaccines in india more robust with the help of this platform.
FE Online / Financial Express | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:17:00
Many companies and workers now support or prefer remote work arrangements. That's why when the Covid pandemic ends, knowing how to communicate with and manage home-based employees during a crisis will continue to be important- and a critical aspect of the future of work.
Edward Segal, Contributor / Forbes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:10:00
The number of participants to the event was limited to a minimum amid the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Japan Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:07:52
But despite the huge inoculation drive, India has just registered another record increase in cases.
BBC | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:06:28
Silent scourge of hunger and poverty runs parallel to coronavirus pandemic
FT | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:00:52
Why should Mexico get our extra COVID-19 vaccine, when so many other countries desperately need it? Three words: fatalities, flows and friendship.
Irasema Coronado, Eva Moya and Stephen Mumme / USA Today | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:00:49
Landlords get ready to reopen but some say lockdown restrictions may put them at risk of closure.
BBC | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:46:54
The U.S. has reported more than 30.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 8. More than 552,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 - the highest death toll of any country. The virus has... 861467 Connecticut COVID | Stamford Hospital Inundated With Patients During Coronavirus Pandemic
Steven M. Peters / 24/7 Wall St. | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:45:00
Small businesses have been the worst hit due to stay-at-home orders, with hundreds of thousands shutting down since last year. Temporary closures have turned into permanent closures. However, small businesses that were able to survive don't expect to return to pre-COVID levels any time soon. This means many businesses are ...
IBTimes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:36:19
Should I proceed with my scheduled AstraZeneca vaccine? Should I have the second jab if I've already had the first? We answer some of the latest COVID-19 questions.
Carolyn Webb / Sydney Morning Herald | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:35:00
Coronavirus: contact-tracing ‘Leave Home Safe’ app records 3.8 million downloads – representing over half of Hong Kong’s population
Hong Kong’s Covid-19 contact-tracing app has recorded nearly 3.8 million downloads – representing more than half of the city’s population – and about 19,000 people have been tested for the coronavirus over the past two months after receiving alerts from the software, according to the city’s information and technology minister.Alfred ...
Ng Kang-chung / South China Morning Post | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:17:53
Turkey's vacationing hotspot Bodrum is set to host foreign tourists as the town's mayor expects three times more international arrivals than in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Hurriyet | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:58:00
The occupancy rate of Egypt's hotels, which are running at half capacity due to COVID-19 regulations, was between 40 percent and 45 percent in the first quarter, an official from the tourism ministry
Al Arabiya | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:49:42
Sports wagering and online betting firms' winnings soared by hundreds of millions of during the months of Melbourne's lockdown.
Noel Towell / Sydney Morning Herald | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:35:32
Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Inter-state movement of goods by traders contracted by around 15-20 per cent while consumer footfall in retail markets also witnessed a nearly 50 per cent drop, according to CAIT.
FE Online / Financial Express | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:31:00
Lyth Hishmeh kept feeling ill months after contracting coronavirus a year ago in March. He had chest pain and couldn't concentrate. At 26 years old, the former regular runner was fatigued and breathless, struggling to function properly. Yet medical professionals kept telling him he simply could not still be ill.
CNN | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:20:06
On Saturday, a record 918 new cases were reported in Osaka, as the prefecture battles with a surge in infections.
Japan Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:07:50
Deaths surpass 100,000. Mass vaccination.
Moscow Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:07:00
New Zealand has reported a second positive case of COVID-19 following the infection of a worker at a managed isolation facility that was announced on Thursday.
Sydney Morning Herald | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:02:18
It's an often used saying that where there is an opportunity for crime, crime will always find a way to exploit it. As countries clamped down on travel and mandated the need for a negative test result to enter their borders – so came an opportunity for crime to stick ...
Malta Independent | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:00:00
People's Daily | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:59:11
The US just hit a record high of about 4.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines reported administered in one day, according to data published Saturday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CNN | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:58:28
Maharashtra likely to announce 15-day lockdown after weekend curbs, marginal drop in Covid-19 cases after night curfew
Maharashtra government has been trying to tighten restrictions to the very extent possible to minimise the spread of Covid-19 infections in the city
FE Online / Financial Express | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:56:00
Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina on April 10, as COVID-19 infections surged again and vaccine roll-outs were hampered by shortages and scares over side effects.
Hurriyet | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:39:00
National Safe Motherhood Day- Women need healthy ecosystem for recovery post-pregnancy: V Venkatraman, CEO, Motherhood Hospitals
In an exclusive conversation with Financial Express Online Vijayarathna Venkatraman, CEO at Motherhood Hospitals talks about the impact of Covid on healthcare and how technology can help in it. Excerpt:
Tarun Bhardwaj / Financial Express | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:21:22
People's Daily | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:16:25
Pets -- like their humans -- had to adjust during the pandemic.
CNN | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:11:19
The numbers of failed eateries dropped 36% and 56.3% in January and February respectively, followed by a 2.6% decline in March.
Japan Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:07:56
We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?
Pui-Wing Tam / NY Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:00:10
Talon: An Israeli Cybersecurity Company For The Post-Covid Workforce Scores Massive $26 Million Seed Funding
The company doesn't even have a complete product, but it's scored what it claims is Israel's biggest ever seed round.
Thomas Brewster, Forbes Staff / Forbes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 07:00:00
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Sunday morning.
BBC | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 06:59:31
What happened this past week with regard to Covid-19 was similar to the previous week, statistician Vincent Marmara said. In his weekly blog for The Malta Independent on Sunday, Marmara said that the number of cases registered this past week was slightly less than that of the week before. Of ...
Malta Independent | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 06:30:00
Tokyo Olympic organisers plan to prepare 300 hotel rooms for athletes who test positive for the coronavirus at this summer’s Games but show no or minor symptoms of Covid-19, Kyodo news agency said on government is placing Tokyo under a month-long state of from Monday to combat surging infections, less ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 06:20:29
COVID-19 India April 10 Highlights: Delhi halves occupancy at theatres, weddings; DRDO to set up 500-bed hospital in 7 days
COVID-19 India 2021, Covid-19 Cases in India April 10 Highlights: The number of active COVID-19 cases has breached the mark of 10-lakh after a time gap of around six-and-a-half months.
FE Online / Financial Express | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 05:31:27
Coronavirus Lockdown India Live Updates: India records over 1.5 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 4-day 'Tika Utsav' kicks off
Coronavirus India Lockdown Live, Covid-19 New Cases in India, Maharashtra, Delhi new restrictions Live Updates: An alarming rise in coronavirus cases has forced the Delhi government to announce new restrictions.
FE Online / Financial Express | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 05:29:00
CNN | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 05:18:25
By ruling once again in favor of religious exceptions against COVID restrictions in California, the conservatives on the Supreme Court are showing themselves to be out of step with an increasingly secular America: he Supreme Court late Friday night lifted California's restrictions on religious gatherings in private homes, saying they ...
David Atkins / Political Animal | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:48:55
Coronavirus: Hong Kong ‘does not need to rush’ to secure a third vaccine; city expecting 15 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong has enough doses of Covid-19 vaccine and does not need to rush to secure a third type, according to a government pandemic adviser who also warned against a further easing of social-distancing rules.Respiratory medicine specialist Professor David Hui Shu-cheong said on Sunday the 15 million shots in total ...
Rachel Yeo / South China Morning Post | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:29:04
Mima Osawa puts sustainability and style at the forefront of her fashion line, Mono Handmade.
Claire Williamson / Japan Times | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:07:51
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. That quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth aptly describes the latest conspiracy theory doing the rounds regarding the coronavirus pandemic. According to...
Jug Suraiya / Times of India | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:02:01
Research highlights how pandemic transformed economics of home delivery
FT | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:00:53
Note: I'm looking forward to not posting this daily! I've been posting this data daily for over a year, and I'll stop once all three of these criteria are met:1) 70% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose of vaccine,2) new cases are under 5,000 per ...
Calculated Risk / Calculated Risk | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 03:41:00
China is considering the mixing of different Covid-19 vaccines to improve the relatively low efficacy of its existing options, a top health expert has told a conference. Authorities have to "consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high", Chinese media outlet The Paper ...
IBTimes | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 03:39:02
People's Daily | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 03:27:53
One of the most impacted activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic was air travel. Through early 2020, TSA traveler through-put remained depressed, reaching a low in the early summer months. Since then, air travel has slowly been recovering, seeing an inflection in through-put this year as vaccines became ...
Sean Emory / See It Market | Sun, 11 Apr 2021 03:16:54