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Covid update: Coronavirus news from around the world | DW News

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Following criticism in Germany of the pace of the coronavirus vaccination roll-out, a health ministry official has revealed that Berlin has struck preliminary deals for an extra 50-million vaccine doses in the summer - outside what's been negotiated by the EU. December was the deadliest month of the pandemic so far in Germany - and the number of daily deaths remains high, reaching a new record on Friday. Pressure is high to protect vulnerable groups by quickly rolling out vaccines - but some predictions in German media say if the pace of inoculation continues as it is now, herd immunity would not be reached until 2027.
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An outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted Chinese officials to tell people in two cities south of Beijing to stay at home for seven days. The cities in Hebei province have tightened lockdown measures - including a ban on public transportation. Nearly 350 people have tested positive so far. Around three-thousand medical staff have been mobilized to support mass testing of more than 11 million people. China says it will provide coronavirus vaccines free of charge.
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The UK has recorded its highest number of daily deaths from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. With a new variant that appears to be more transmissible surging across the country - authorities are particularly alarmed by the situation in London. Mayor Sadiq Kahn says the virus is 'out of control' in the capital - and hospitals face breaking point.
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The coronavirus pandemic is also hitting some African nations hard, especially South Africa, where case numbers have been surging since the start of this year. It's the worst affected of all the African countries, with more than one million cases already reported. DW's Adrian Kriesch has more.
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In India, a particularly cold winter has hit the residents of Delhi, with temperatures falling to almost zero degrees centigrade. Usually, at this time, many of the city's homeless stay in shelters but this season will be complicated by COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, as DW's Manira Chaudhary reports.
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A year ago, thousands of believers came to the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Sava in Düsseldorf to worship and celebrate Christmas Eve. One year later, due to the COVID pandemic, a lot has changed. The church had to adapt services to the circumstances to avoid the risks.
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The United States has set another daily record for new infections, with almost 300-thousand new cases - and more than 3,600 deaths reported on Friday.
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Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane has entered a 3-day lockdown after the emergence of a variant first detected in Britain. Officials say it was contracted by a cleaner at a quarantine facility. No community transmissions have been reported.
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A new study published in the 'Lancet' medical journal says most people hospitalized with coronavirus still have symptoms after six months. The most common ones are fatigue and muscle weakness, but also sleeping difficulties.



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It strikes home how absolutely fortunate I am being warm with a roof over my head, a full pantry and internet access for entertainment while others and from this video our Indian friends have practically nothing. Yet I still find complaint in not being allowed to socialize as normal. I feel humbled today and a little ashamed.

Author — Bushcraft1974

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Corona is an iq test some countries passed some failed

Author — keeping up

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2020 was the trailer, 2021 is the movie

Author — Moni Ho

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"herd immunity will not be reached until 2027 .."
now I feel better

Author — George Kiosses

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that newscaster looks like a vulcan, those eyebrows are epic!

Author — Emmanuel Umukoro

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And how the heck am I going to meet love of my life.

Author — SUPER77

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50 million will b vaccinated in a month, where in the US...

Author — YANDude

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The wisest thing that should be on every wise individual list is to invest in different stream of income that don't depend on the government to bring money especially now that the pandemic is hitting economy pretty hard.

Author — Andre Maynard

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IF The Whole World Smoked some Weed ...
THEN Everyone would forget what they were Fighting about.
👽💨

Author — Big Blue

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Manufacturers instructions not being followed, as per the clinical studies.

Author — Michael Mike

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I am based in Beijing. China is testing the entire population of those two cities for 3 rounds. So their strategy is to quarantine the infected districts or the city, and at the same time test everybody multiple times to flush out all the hidden infected cases and isolate them so that the rest of the community can get back on its feet.
China had multiple outbreaks since Wuhan, and they were all pressed down using this strategy, and the health care system has never been compromised since then, so they have plenty of resources to treat every case.

Author — Jack Bohannon

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I have a gut feeling that DW "loves" the netizens from China. Even the thumbnail is kind of trolling the internet. The thumb nail says China (click bait) while the title says "from around the world", internationally.

Author — rollingdownfalling

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I think herd immunity and end of humanity happens at the same time 😓

Author — Satish K

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Going outside the recommended and tested time for the 2nd shot will give ammunition to the people who say we are just guinea pigs.

Author — Peter Reber

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I don't know about you guys...but looking at those suits their wearing I don't think that's the same old corona

Author — j b

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WHO They only now planing to go to wuhan 😂😂i would have thought it has been done in the first 3 weeks. Im shocked

Author — Olegs Jablonins

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One inspector from every country that what’s to take part should be sent to investigate,
But this should’ve happened when it first started.

Author — da man grows

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There's just so much stuff going on with that telephone pole in Colorado though?

Author — Sir. Joshua Ra'Ne. Doebler

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Wow imagine the USA? That would mean never.

Author — MACS dk

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This is the end of the beginning lads.

Author — Nick Carter