Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021
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Covid UK: As virus cases drop, how can we safely ease restrictions? night
BBC, 13 Feb 2021
Data suggests levels of covid are going down in all our nations of the United Kingdom. But how can we exit lockdown safely? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
The data is more evidence lockdown is controlling the virus, even with the more infectious variants circulating - although the health secretary said there is "still a long way to go".
The latest R number, estimated to be between 0.7 and 0.9, also suggests infection numbers are shrinking.
This is the first time since July that R has been this low.
It means, on average, every 10 people infected pass it on to between seven and nine other people.
What is the plan now and what could the government’s strategy for unlocking look like?
Newsnight’s Health Editor Deb Cohen reports
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Lawsuit filed against Saudi prince over Khashoggi
DW, 03 Mar 2021
The United States is facing criticism over a decision not to target Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman with sanctions.
Biden: US will have vaccine for all adults by May
AP, 03 Mar 2021
President Joe Biden says Merck will help make rival Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine, helping boost supply so that the U.S.
California reaches deal to reopen schools
Reuters, 03 Mar 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom said he and Democratic lawmakers reached a deal to fund the reopening of schools for students up to second grade, as the numbers of new COVID-19...
Texas Governor: ‘Removing State Mandates Does Not End Personal Responsibility' | NBC News NOW
NBC, 03 Mar 2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the statewide mask mandate
Kenya receives 1.02 million doses of Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine
AFP, 03 Mar 2021
1.02 million doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine are unloaded from a cargo aircraft in Nairobi.
SUV carrying 27 people collides with truck hauling gravel in southern California, at least 15 killed
CA, 03 Mar 2021
At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in a collision between an SUV and a tractor trailer truck in Southern California, about 16.1 km north of the Mexican border, hospital o...
Biden says the US will have enough vaccines for all adults by May
FOX, 03 Mar 2021
President Biden is expected to deliver remarks on the pandemic.
At least 13 killed in Southern California car crash
CBS, 03 Mar 2021
At least 13 people were killed when a SUV carrying 25 people crashed into a semitruck in Holtville, California, about 100 miles east of San Diego.
Flamingos turn Indian lakes into 'sea of pink'
BBC, 03 Mar 2021
Thousands of flamingos migrate to western India every year in search of food and nesting grounds, turning lakes into a 'sea of pink'.
US slaps sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning
Al Jazeera, 03 Mar 2021
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and entities over Russia’s attempt to kill opposition figure Alexey Navalny with a nerve agent, said senior...
A deep dive into political polarization in the US | CITIZEN by CNN
CNN, 02 Mar 2021
CNN's David Chalian, Van Jones and Sara Sidner join Dana Bash for a discussion about the current political polarization in the US and white nationalism.
Myanmar: police fire stun grenades at protesters in Yangon
Guardian, 02 Mar 2021
Clashes between police and protesters in Myanmar are continuing despite a crackdown by the authorities.
China’s coastguard rescues dolphin stranded in the South China Sea off Hainan
SCMP, 02 Mar 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube A wounded dolphin stranded and exposed to the burning sun on a reef in the South China Sea was re...
Ice surfers carve up Finland's frozen sea
FRANCE24, 02 Mar 2021
What to do if you are a #windsurfing enthusiast in a country
Snitching on loved ones is a new symptom of the pandemic?
RT, 02 Mar 2021
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged people to ‘call out’ COVID rule-breakers, including friends and family, to the authorities.
Man Group Says Good Client Relations Led to Cash Influx
Bloomberg, 02 Mar 2021
Mar.02 -- Man Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Luke Ellis says
BizBeat Ep. 55: What advantages do Chinese vaccines have?
CGTN, 02 Mar 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-03-02/BizBeat-Ep-55-What-advantages-do-Chinese-vaccines-have--YiWtrKCsKs/index.html Chinese-made vaccines have long faced questions, bu...
Sky News Breakfast: Fashion retailer Boohoo faces possible US import ban
Sky, 02 Mar 2021
The booming online fashion retailer Boohoo and many of its suppliers are facing the possibility of a United States import ban because of widespread allegations over the use of s...
Budget 2021: The question keeping Rishi Sunak awake at night - how much debt is too much debt?
Telegraph, 02 Mar 2021
Rishi Sunak has borrowed £270 billion this financial year to pay for the Covid pandemic - more than enough, you would imagine, to keep the Chancellor awake at night.
Humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique lingers
DW, 03 Mar 2021
Jihadists - locally known as Al-Shabaab - pledged their allegiance to the so-called Islamic State in 2019.