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Covid 19 World News – 19 July 2021 


  • Covid vaccination centres vandalised in France
    Two vaccination centres have been ransacked in France amid protests over the government’s introduction of tougher coronavirus rules. One site in south-east France was vandalised and flooded with fire hoses on Friday night, authorities said.
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  • Covid: Global healthcare workers missing out on jabs
    Health and care workers are being “left behind” in efforts to vaccinate the world against Covid-19, nursing leaders say.
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  • UK’s Boris Johnson Reverses Plan To Skip Quarantine After Covid Exposure
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak will both self-isolate in line with national guidance, abandoning heavily criticised plans to take part in a pilot scheme that would have allowed them to continue working.
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  • Melbourne Extends Lockdown As Australia Fails To Stop Outbreak
    Melbourne, Australia: Australia’s two largest cities are set to stay under tight Covid-19 restrictions as Melbourne on Monday extended a five-day snap lockdown designed to curb a virulent outbreak.
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  • COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted In England, Scientists Warn Of Surge In Cases
    London: The British government on Monday lifted pandemic restrictions on daily life in England, scrapping all social distancing in a step slammed by scientists and opposition parties as a dangerous leap into the unknown.
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  • Rise Of Covid Cases Among Unvaccinated Population Concerning: Indian-American Doctor
    Washington: America’s Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy on Sunday expressed concern over the “significant increase” in COVID-19 cases in the US, especially among the unvaccinated population, urging people to get vaccinated and assuring them that the current set of vaccines are highly effective against coronavirus.
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  • Indonesia’s daily Covid infections higher than India and Brazil
    Indonesia has reported more daily Covid-19 infections than India and Brazil as the Delta strain sweeps across south-east Asia, placing intense pressure on health systems.
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  • Thai police fire rubber bullets at protesters as Covid failures fuel anti-government anger
    Thai police have used teargas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who held a rally in Bangkok despite coronavirus restrictions banning gatherings of more than five people.
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  • Battle for oxygen as coup-hit Myanmar faces its most severe Covid outbreak
    Queues have formed at oxygen plants across Yangon over the past week, as Covid-19 has spread rapidly across the country. Residents risk arrest lining up after dark, a breach of curfew rules in some areas.
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