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Negative Covid-19 test to become MANDATORY for Slovakians to go to work, visit countryside - rt

Negative Covid-19 test to become MANDATORY for Slovakians to go to work, visit countryside

Slovakians will not be allowed to go to work or make a trip to the countryside unless they have recently tested negative for Covid-19. The rule comes into effect next week, with Bratislava hoping to ramp up testing by then.
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Lord Sumption tells woman with stage four cancer her life is ‘less valuable’ - metro

Lord Sumption tells woman with stage four cancer her life is ‘less valuable’

Lord Sumpton told the BBC podcaster: 'I didn't say your life was not valuable, I said it was less valuable.'
metro - 8 hours ago
UK could face ‘gonorrhoea outbreak’ after lockdown ends - metro

UK could face ‘gonorrhoea outbreak’ after lockdown ends

Experts are urging Brits to get tested while restrictions remain in place.
metro - 9 hours ago
Massive caravan of Honduran migrants fights Guatemalan troops on journey to US border (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) - rt

Massive caravan of Honduran migrants fights Guatemalan troops on journey to US border (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have clashed with Guatemala’s stick-wielding soldiers after a large caravan breached the country’s border en route to the US.
rt - 10 hours ago
Convicted murderer and former music producer Phil Spector dies in jail at 81 - channel 4

Convicted murderer and former music producer Phil Spector dies in jail at 81

The pop music producer Phil Spector has died while serving a jail sentence for murder. He masterminded dozens of hits in the 1960s and 70s and the US media has reported that he had recently been diagnosed with Covid-19.
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Russian opposition leader detained by police upon arriving home after poisoning - channel 4

Russian opposition leader detained by police upon arriving home after poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has spent five months in Berlin recovering from a poisoning attack, has been detained by police after arriving back in Moscow in the last hour. The Kremlin critic risks being arrested but told hoards of reporters on board his flight that he was “an innocent person” and he was…
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Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee warns Australian-style quarantine could have ‘real impact’ on people’s lives - channel 4

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee warns Australian-style quarantine could have ‘real impact’ on people’s lives

We spoke to the MP Tom Tugendhat, who is chair of parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and heads the China Research Group of Conservative MPs. We asked him about the impact here of an Australian-style quarantine system.
channel 4 - 12 hours ago
Government has high hopes for fast vaccine roll out - channel 4

Government has high hopes for fast vaccine roll out

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said he hopes everyone over the age of 18 will be offered the covid vaccine by September. He was speaking as 10 new mass vaccination centres are set to open in the next week. But the head of NHS England has warned that Covid patients are being admitted to…
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Washington remains on high alert while Biden plans executive orders for inauguration day - channel 4

Washington remains on high alert while Biden plans executive orders for inauguration day

There’s usually tight security here in the run-up to a Presidential inauguration, but this time it is tighter than ever thanks to the deadly siege of Capitol Hill 11 days ago. In state capitals across the US, law enforcement officers are on high alert for protests promised for today by Donald Trump’s supporters. So far,…
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Mask mania: Train passenger bites police officer after row about Covid face covering - rt

Mask mania: Train passenger bites police officer after row about Covid face covering

One Australian man’s opposition to wearing a face covering was so trenchant that he punched a police officer and then bit him twice after being told to wear a mask on a train.
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Austrians must wear FFP2 respirators in malls & on public transport, govt says amid lockdown extension - rt

Austrians must wear FFP2 respirators in malls & on public transport, govt says amid lockdown extension

Austria has introduced tighter rules on social distancing and mask-wearing, with a nationwide lockdown extended until February 7. Life will hopefully return to normal in the summer, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said.
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Water cannons & mounted officers: Unauthorized anti-lockdown rally in Amsterdam invokes strong police response (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - rt

Water cannons & mounted officers: Unauthorized anti-lockdown rally in Amsterdam invokes strong police response (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets of Amsterdam, decrying restrictive measures against the coronavirus. The unauthorized gathering was met with a strong riot police force.
rt - 14 hours ago
Music producer Phil Spector dies aged 81 after contracting Covid-19 - rt

Music producer Phil Spector dies aged 81 after contracting Covid-19

Phil Spector, who produced many of pop music’s biggest hits, has reportedly died from Covid-19 related complications at the age of 81.
rt - 15 hours ago
‘Absolute nonsense’: Iranian FM rejects French claim that Tehran is building up nuclear weapons capacity - rt

‘Absolute nonsense’: Iranian FM rejects French claim that Tehran is building up nuclear weapons capacity

Iran’s FM Javad Zarif has blasted France for its continuous support of “Saudi war criminals,” dismissing French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian’s claims that Tehran is building up nuclear weapons capacity as “absolute nonsense.”
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India’s Bharat Biotech to pay compensation if Covid jab causes ‘severe adverse reactions’ as nationwide immunization drive starts - rt

India’s Bharat Biotech to pay compensation if Covid jab causes ‘severe adverse reactions’ as nationwide immunization drive starts

Bharat Biotech, an Indian pharmaceutical firm whose Covid-19 vaccine is being used in a nationwide immunization drive, has promised to fork over cash to those who suffer serious side effects from the drug.
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Iran urges UN nuclear watchdog not to share ‘unnecessary’ details about its nuclear program - rt

Iran urges UN nuclear watchdog not to share ‘unnecessary’ details about its nuclear program

Tehran has urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) not to publicize “unnecessary” details about its nuclear program after France, Germany and the UK claimed Iran has “no credible civilian use” for metallic uranium.
rt - 18 hours ago
Survivors of Ireland’s mother-and-baby homes accuse govt of whitewashing ‘illegal’ vaccine trials on children - rt

Survivors of Ireland’s mother-and-baby homes accuse govt of whitewashing ‘illegal’ vaccine trials on children

Survivors of Ireland’s infamous mother-and-baby homes have accused the government of failing to properly investigate vaccine trials that they unwittingly participated in as infants.
rt - 18 hours ago
‘Selfish’ lockdown flat party caught out after posting selfies on Instagram - metro

‘Selfish’ lockdown flat party caught out after posting selfies on Instagram

Four attendees were fined after social media users saw the footage and reported the party to the police.
metro - 19 hours ago
NHS receptionist who died with Covid ‘went above and beyond’ to help people - metro

NHS receptionist who died with Covid ‘went above and beyond’ to help people

Great-grandma Val Stimson had been handing out masks on the front door and died within a week of testing positive.
metro - 19 hours ago
51 adverse reactions reported & 1 person hospitalized in Delhi as India begins world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination program - rt

51 adverse reactions reported & 1 person hospitalized in Delhi as India begins world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination program

Dozens of health workers in Delhi who were the first in line to be inoculated against Covid-19 have experienced side effects from the jab, with one admitted to the ICU, as India begins its nationwide immunization drive.
rt - 21 hours ago
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Why South Africa’s Townships Are More Worried About Police Brutality Than Coronavirus

Why South Africa’s Townships Are More Worried About Police Brutality Than Coronavirus

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When South African president Cyril Rhamaphosa announced a three week lockdown at the end of March, he acknowledged that his country is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

But since the lockdown began, images of police and army brutality have been circulating on social media. That worries Pamela Mala, who lives in a shack in Khayelitsha, a township of 400,000 people outside Cape Town, more than catching the virus.

“We are not afraid of corona. We are afraid of the soldiers around us," she said.

About a quarter of South Africans live in townships in cramped, unsanitary conditions, rife with health problems. HIV is more prevalent there than in the rest of the population, and in some communities, rates of TB are as high as 80%. In communities like Khayelitsha, the lack of trust in the authorities can make enforcing a lockdown more difficult.

Mala, who's lived in Khayelitsha for almost two decades, was diagnosed with HIV in 2002 and then TB in 2008. The first case of coronavirus was confirmed there last week.

“People get sick, people are dying," she said. “I can't change Khayelitsha, the way it is.”

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