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Sweden should have done more to combat coronavirus, health chief says

Sweden should have done more to combat coronavirus, health chief says

Sweden should have done more to combat the coronavirus, the epidemiologist behind a national strategy that avoided the strict lockdowns seen in many other countries said on Wednesday.

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

Australia is heading for its first recession in nearly three decades after the economy shrunk in the January-March quarter, with a ‘far more severe’ reading expected in the next three months as the effects of the virus shutdown bite.

Italy reopens to tourists from Europe

Italy reopens to tourists from Europe

Italy reopens to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes pinned on reviving the key tourism industry as the summer season begins.

India evacuates 100,000 from homes, virus hospital ahead of cyclone

India evacuates 100,000 from homes, virus hospital ahead of cyclone

At least 100,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were being moved to safer locations according to officials Tuesday, as India's west coast braced for a cyclone ...

WHO warns of pressure on Latin American health systems

WHO warns of pressure on Latin American health systems

Healthcare systems across Latin America risk being overwhelmed by the coronavirus, the World Health Organisation has said, as the death toll from the disease in hard-hit Brazil nears 30,000.

Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school

Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school

Britain partially reopened schools on Monday and allowed the most vulnerable to venture outdoors despite warnings that the world's second worst-hit country is moving too quickly out of its coronavirus lockdown.

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announces 1,008 new infections of Covid-19

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announces 1,008 new infections of Covid-19

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced Saturday 1,008 new infections of the coronavirus (Covid-19), raising the total to 26,192.

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic ...

Venice film fest a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

Venice film fest a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

The decision to hold the Venice Film Festival despite the coronavirus pandemic is being hailed as a ‘sign of hope’ for the movie world after months of closed cinemas, shuttered film sets and cancelled galas.

Special trains for 3.6 million Indian workers stranded in lockdown

Special trains for 3.6 million Indian workers stranded in lockdown

India will organise special trains to get at least 3.6 million migrant workers stranded by the pandemic lockdown back home, authorities said Saturday as fresh coronavirus cases in the country hit a new daily high.

Aviation needs confidence to take off again: industry chief

Aviation needs confidence to take off again: industry chief

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt airlines an unprecedented blow -- to get back in business they will have to reinstill confidence in travellers and avoid a patchwork of restrictions ...

Voting underway in Burundi for new president

Voting underway in Burundi for new president

Polling stations opened Wednesday in Burundi for a presidential election that is proceeding despite the coronavirus pandemic and a tense campaign marked by violence and repression ...