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Covid 19 World News – 20 July 2021

     

  1. World Bank Deployed $157 Billion To Fight Pandemic In 15 Months
    Washington: In its largest-ever crisis response, the World Bank has deployed over USD 157 billion to fight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, economic and social fronts over the last 15 months.
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  2. UK PM Didn’t Want Lockdown As Only Elderly Were Dying, His Ex-Aide Says  London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was not prepared to impose lockdown restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 to save the elderly and denied the National Health Service would be overwhelmed, his former top adviser said in an interview aired on Monday.
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  3. US Issues “Do Not Travel” Advisory For UK Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases Washington: The US State Department and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both issued on Monday their highest warnings against travel to the United Kingdom because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in that country.
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  4. Italy likely to toughen Covid rules with curbs on unvaccinated people
    The Italian government is expected to impose restrictions on unvaccinated people as it scrambles to stem a resurgence in Covid-19 infections.
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  5. Muslims across Indonesia mark grim Eid al-Adha as Covid crisis deepens
    Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year on Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases. Read More
  6. Victoria Covid update: lockdown extended for a week as 13 new cases recorded
    Victoria’s snap lockdown will be extended for a further seven days and its New South Wales border restrictions tightened to get the Delta variant outbreak under control, as the state recorded 13 new cases on Tuesday.
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  7. South Korea PM apologises for virus surge on destroyer
    South Korea’s prime minister has offered a public apology over a large-scale coronavirus outbreak on a destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa.
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  8. Cuba, gripped by unrest, battles highest Covid caseload in the Americas
    Cuba, which kept coronavirus infections low last year, now has the highest rate of contagion per capita in Latin America. That has strained its healthcare sector and helped stoke rare protests that have roiled the Communist-run island.
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  9. Tokyo Olympics reports first case of volunteer testing positive for COVID-19
    The Tokyo Olympic organisers on Tuesday announced the first case of a Games volunteer testing positive for COVID-19 along with seven more contractors associated with the event in Tokyo.
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  10. Canada To Open Border To Vaccinated Americans From August 9
    The Canadian government announced today, Monday July 19, 2021, that Canada will allow fully vaccinated Americans into the country as of Aug. 9. Furthermore, border restrictions will be eased for other foreign nationals as of September 7.
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