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 2021-09-25 06:28 

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Coronavirus digest: US government contractors 'must be vaccinated by December 8'...

The Biden administration will add clauses to future government contracts mandating jabs for federal contractors. Elsewhere, South Korea reported record high infections fueled by a three-day holiday. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-24 09:21 

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Coronavirus digest: WHO approves Regeneron drug cocktail for treatment...

The WHO approved a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies that imitate natural antibodies. The treatment first gained international attention when it was used to treat then-US President Donald Trump. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-23 13:03 

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UN warns of 'human rights catastrophe' in Myanmar...

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for urgent action to curb "terrible and tragic" consequences of the conflict. She also cited an economic and political crisis made worse by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-23 10:32 

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Coronavirus digest: Nobel prizes cancelled amid pandemic uncertainty...

This year's scientific and literature Nobel laureates will again receive their awards remotely, instead of in Stockholm. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-23 10:32 

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Coronavirus digest: Nobel prize ceremonies scaled back amid pandemic uncertainty...

This year's scientific and literature Nobel laureates will again receive their awards remotely, instead of in Stockholm. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-23 09:29 

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Coronavirus digest: Pandemic could be over in a year, says Moderna chief...

With increased supplies of vaccines globally, the pandemic should be brought under control by the second half of next year, Moderna Chief Executive Stephane Bancel has said. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-22 12:20 

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Coronavirus: Is India entering the final stage of pandemic?...

Scientists say the COVID-19 pandemic may have turned a corner in India, with infections becoming more manageable. However, the potential for new variants remains a cause for concern....

 2021-09-22 12:20 

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Coronavirus: Is India entering the final stage of pandemic?...

Scientists say the COVID-19 pandemic may have turned a corner in India, with infections becoming more manageable. However, the potential for new variants remains a cause for concern....

 2021-09-22 12:01 

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COVID: New rules for the unvaccinated in Germany...

For those who have chosen not to get vaccinated in Germany, life could become more expensive in the coming months. Quarantine compensation payments and free coronavirus tests are set to be scrapped soon....

 2021-09-22 10:09 

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Coronavirus digest: Biden to push rich nations to increase vaccination efforts...

President Joe Biden will host a coronavirus summit where he is expected to call upon other rich nations to donate more vaccines. The WHO has recorded a decline in infections and deaths globally. All the latest with DW....

 2021-09-22 10:09 

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Coronavirus digest: Germany to overcome pandemic by spring, health minister says...

Germany will achieve herd immunity by next year, according to Health Minister Jens Spahn. The WHO has recorded a decline in infections and deaths globally. All the latest with DW....

 2021-09-21 17:53 

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Face mask killing sparks radicalization fears in Germany...

A man acting "out of anger" fatally shot a gas station clerk who asked him to wear a face mask. Public figures have pointed to Germany's Querdenken movement, warning of possible radicalization among coronavirus skeptics....

 2021-09-21 15:31 

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UN: Biden urges unity as world faces 'decisive decade'...

Biden called for greater cooperation on climate change, global conflict and the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned of a rising "sense of impunity" in governments across the world....

 2021-09-21 13:16 

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Coronavirus digest: J&J says second shot boosts protection...

A booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID jab increases its efficacy rate to 94%, the drug maker said. The company is expected to state its case to US regulators. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-21 12:56 

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Philippines: COVID school closures threaten education 'catastrophe'...

Unlike most other countries, the Philippines has decided to keep schools closed for another year to contain coronavirus. Rights advocates warn millions of children without internet access are missing out on an education....

 2021-09-21 12:52 

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UN General Assembly: First in-person meeting since pandemic...

More than 100 heads of state and diplomats have gathered in New York City to discuss the coronavirus response and the conflict in Afghanistan....

 2021-09-20 19:00 

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Germany: Gas station employee killed over a face mask...

A 20-year-old clerk was shot after asking a customer to wear a face mask in Germany. The suspected shooter said he was stressed out by coronavirus measures....

 2021-09-20 14:29 

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Coronavirus: US to lift travel ban for EU, UK from November...

Former US President Donald Trump first imposed the measure in March 2020. But the ban will soon be lifted for fully vaccinated people from the EU and the UK, sources say....

 2021-09-20 11:20 

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Coronavirus digest: Germany to offer vaccines to children in 2022...

The vaccine will likely be available from the first quarter, but official recommendation could take longer. Meanwhile, Hanoi is set to ease severe lockdown restrictions. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-20 11:13 

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Coronavirus: BioNTech says vaccine safe for kids 5 to 11...

The announcement comes as coronavirus cases among children surge in the United States and other parts of the world....

 2021-09-20 11:02 

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Canada election: Polls open in tough fight for Trudeau...

Canadians are voting in what Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has framed as a referendum on his party's handling of the pandemic....

 2021-09-19 16:15 

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Coronavirus digest: Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends COVID pass requirements...

Pressure to get vaccinated is mounting in Italy after the government said all employees must show evidence of a shot, negative test or recent recovery from COVID-19. Follow DW for more....

 2021-09-18 19:31 

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Coronavirus digest: German vaccine take-up higher in north...

Health Minister Jens Spahn has called for more efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in southeastern Germany. Nationwide, nearly 63% of the population have received both shots. Follow DW for more....

 2021-09-18 07:56 

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Coronavirus digest: Germany's incidence rate falls for fifth day in a row...

Germany's seven-day incidence rate has decreased again slightly to 72.0. A week ago, the value had been 82.8. Follow here for the latest coronavirus news....

 2021-09-17 09:00 

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Austria hears first suit over COVID-19 'superspreader' outbreak at Ischgl resort...

Austria faces some 15 lawsuits over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak at the Ischgl ski resort, which helped spread the virus across Europe in March 2020....

 2021-09-17 07:01 

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Coronavirus digest: Italy extends COVID-19 'green pass' to all workplaces...

Employees in Italy could face heavy fines and suspension without pay for failing to show a "green pass." Australia moves toward reopening its borders for the first time since March 2020. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-17 04:43 

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India: Religious riots surge in 2020, despite lockdown — report...

While India's coronavirus lockdown limited public movement to a large extent, incidents of religious violence saw a major rise. National Capital Delhi reported the highest number of rioting cases....

 2021-09-16 19:48 

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Facebook deletes accounts of German anti-lockdown group...

The tech giant says the Querdenken (Lateral Thinking) movement was causing "social harm" by promoting conspiracy theories against coronavirus restrictions....

 2021-09-16 15:15 

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Coronavirus digest: China vaccinates nearly 1 billion...

China has vaccinated over 70% of its population. Meanwhile, UNICEF has urged nations to reopen schools. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-15 10:22 

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Will coronavirus vaccine mandates make workers leave their jobs?...

Mandates in the US, France and elsewhere are requiring certain workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But many say they'd rather leave a job than get the jab. Can an economy in crisis handle the blow?...

 2021-09-15 09:52 

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Coronavirus digest: France mandates vaccination for frontline workers...

Health workers and first reponders in France need to show proof of vaccination or face suspension. The African Union pleaded with vaccine producers and nations to be able to buy jabs. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-15 09:52 

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Coronavirus digest: WHO sees drop in global cases...

The World Health Organization says only about 4 million coronavirus cases were reported globally last week — a significant drop. Meanwhile, the African Union wants to be able to buy more jabs. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-14 10:04 

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Russia: Putin self-isolating after COVID-19 cases in the Kremlin...

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in self-isolation after cases of the coronavirus emerged in his inner circle. He will skip a regional summit in Tajikistan that he was scheduled to attend later in the week....

 2021-09-14 09:22 

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Coronavirus digest: Southeast China cases soar amid Delta outbreak...

China is facing its biggest rebound of COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, the UK is set to announce its strategy for booster jabs ahead of the winter months. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-13 13:22 

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Africa: COVID lockdowns blamed for increase in teenage pregnancies...

Lockdowns and other restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus crisis have led to a rise in teenage pregnancies in Africa. Aid organizations are warning of a regression in girls' rights to education and health....

 2021-09-13 09:16 

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Coronavirus digest: New Zealand extends lockdown in Auckland...

The restrictions in New Zealand's largest city aim to eliminate an outbreak of the delta variant. Meanwhile, Germany has launched a vaccination push. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-12 09:59 

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Coronavirus digest: City in China restricts movement amid outbreak...

Bus and train services have been suspended to contain a COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, Australia and New Zealand have purchased more vaccines as the countries struggle with new cases. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-11 22:24 

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Netherlands: Thousands protest against nightlife ban...

Organizers claim as many as 150,000 people showed up to the "Unmute Us" protests across major Dutch cities. Musicians and DJs are angered by the government's decision to shut down music venues due to the coronavirus....

 2021-09-11 09:59 

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Coronavirus digest: Unions torn over Biden vaccine mandate...

Unions in the United States are divided over President Biden's proposed vaccine mandate that could affect millions. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in New Zealand are on the rise. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-09-10 21:05 

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France: Former health minister charged over COVID policies...

Agnes Buzyn has been charged with "endangering the lives of others." She had stepped down at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to run for mayor of Paris....

 2021-09-10 08:55 

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Coronavirus digest: Denmark fully lifts COVID-19 restrictions...

Denmark will host Europe's first 50,000-fan concert since the pandemic began this weekend. Australia's New South Wales has recorded its highest caseload ever. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-09 21:30 

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Coronavirus digest: Biden mandates COVID vaccines for millions of workers...

Under the new plan, all US federal workers and contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Washington will also require companies with 100 or more employees to ensure their staff are vaccinated or tested regularly....

 2021-09-09 10:01 

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Coronavirus digest: Fire at COVID hospital in North Macedonia kills 14...

Plastic materials in the newly-built modular hospital contributed to the severity of the blaze, fire officials said. Meanwhile, Sydney will finally see an end to a strict months-long lockdown. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-09 06:30 

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India races to contain potential outbreak of Nipah virus after boy dies...

The death of a 12-year-old boy has put authorities in the Indian state of Kerala on high alert to contain the Nipah virus. The mortality rate is up to 75%, making it far deadlier than the coronavirus....

 2021-09-08 14:43 

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Coronavirus digest: Germany changes focus from caseload to hospitalizations...

Germany is working the law change through parliament possibly in time for the election. In Africa, the IMF is helping Tanzania face a big economic hit from the pandemic. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-08 14:43 

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Coronavirus digest: Germany switches focus from caseload to hospitalizations...

Germany is working the change through parliament — possibly in time for Germany's general election. In Africa, the IMF is helping Tanzania face a big economic hit from the pandemic. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-08 01:46 

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Mexico: Patients die as floods hit hospital...

Torrential rains have flooded a hospital in central Mexico. Over a dozen people have died — many of whom were hospitalized with the coronavirus....

 2021-09-07 19:02 

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Coronavirus digest: Rich countries 'no longer need' to hoard vaccines...

An international drugmakers' organization has said that supply now equals demand for vaccines globally. Meanwhile, Germany has changed the metrics it uses to measure the pandemic. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-06 14:22 

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German election: Chancellor candidate Scholz meets Macron...

As the SPD pulls ahead in the polls, leader Olaf Scholz was keen to flex his foreign policy muscles. He stressed the need for strong partnership with France to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis....

 2021-09-06 12:55 

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Coronavirus digest: New Zealand prepares to end lockdown...

The tightest restrictions will remain in place in the country's largest city, Auckland, however. Meanwhile, a new Vietnamese school year has started with most students still in a virtual classroom. DW has the latest....

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