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Studies trace COVID-19 spread to international flights

Three studies published late last week describe in-flight COVID-19 transmission, with one involving a single symptomatic passenger who likely infected at least 12 others during an international flight.Seat proximity and increased riskThe first study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, involved an epidemiologic investigation of all traceable passengers and crew members on a 10-hour Vietnam Airlines flight 54 (VN54) from London to Hanoi, Vietnam,...

Boost for global response to covid-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to covax facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These self-financing economies, which include 29 from ‘Team Europe’ participating as part of an agreement with the European Commission, join 92 lower income economies eligible for financial support through the Gavi COVAX Advance Market CommitmentThis means a total of 156 economies,...

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the colossal undertaking will see around 7 million census workers spread out across the country, collecting names, ID numbers, gender, marital details, as well as education and professional information. As well as traditional methods, citizens will also be encouraged to use cell phones and other digital tools "to declare personal and family information," Xinhua reported. China conducts...

Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the lockdown, local polls show. And this week, his hardline approach was thoroughly vindicated. On Sunday, Victoria recorded just 11 new coronavirus cases, down from over 670 at the height of the most recent outbreak last month. Next week, Melbourne will...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has been gaining momentum since July. Student leader and activist Panasaya "Rung" Sitthijirawattanakul, 21, took to a public stage late Saturday to directly address Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn -- an act that, under strict national laws, could be punishable by 15 years...
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Studies trace COVID-19 spread to international flights

Three studies published late last week describe in-flight COVID-19 transmission, with one involving a single symptomatic passenger who likely infected at least 12...

Boost for global response to covid-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to covax facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These...

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the colossal undertaking will see around 7 million census workers spread out across the country, collecting names,...

Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the...