Colombian woman engaged after recovering from virus
04 July 2020 | 7:08 am
With help from medical workers, Colombian Jefferson Riascos proposes to his partner Diana Angola, who gave birth to their son during an induced coma while she was being treated for COVID-19.
11 May 2021
At a Hindu ground in Kathmandu, Covid victims in Nepal are cremated as the country witnesses an upsurge in Covid-19 cases. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says "many hospitals are full and overflowing" with Covid-19 patients in Nepal, and that the daily caseload is 57 times higher than it was one month ago.
15 May 2021
Empty streets, closed shops and a busy crematorium as a stricter virus lockdown is imposed in India's tech-hub of Bangalore to tackle rising Covid-19 cases. The country is suffering from one of the worst outbreaks in the world, reporting nearly 370,000 fresh infections and more than 3,700 new deaths on Monday. The devastating wave has overwhelmed India's healthcare system, and experts have said official figures for cases and fatalities are much lower than the actual numbers. The situation has been worsened by a new more contagious variant and there are fears it could potentially dodge some vaccine protections, according to the World Health Organization.
16 May 2021
A vicious Covid surge in Nepal risks devastating the impoverished country and its ill-equipped healthcare system.
22 May 2021
The National Gallery in London reopens to visitors as Covid-19 restrictions are eased across the country. From pints indoors to cinema screenings and hugs with loved ones, most of Britain has seen a significant easing of coronavirus restrictions, despite new fears over a more transmissible Indian variant.
21 May 2021
Healthcare workers walk from village to village in Western Kenya's Siaya country in a mobile vaccination drive to reach people who live far from health facilities.
22 May 2021
A "Stay Safe" sign lights up Taiwan's landmark Grand Hotel in Taipei to pray for good wishes and remind residents to be vigilant amid widening virus outbreak. The island has recorded more than 1,200 local infections in 5 days.
31 May 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country is heading towards a third virus wave as the nation looks to re-impose stricter measures against Covid-19. South Africa is officially the worst-hit country on the continent with more than 1.65 million cases and 56,363 deaths.
9 Jun 2021
Families visit deceased loved ones in the Santiago General Cemetery, Chile's oldest and one of the largest in Latin America with an estimated two million graves over 85 hectares. Chile has surpassed a total of 30,000 coronavirus deaths and announced the extension of border closures until the end of June.
16 Jun 2021
Londoners give their opinion after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a four-week delay to the full lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England due to a surge in infections caused by the Delta variant. The delay comes as a blow to Johnson's plans to fully reopen the UK economy on June 21 after months of gradually easing restrictions since March. In England, most current rules, including limits on the number of people who can meet in pubs and restaurants, will remain in place until July 19, although restrictions on the number of guests allowed at weddings will be lifted.
17 Jul 2021
Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the stage after an enforced 18-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, at a specially built open-air theatre in the bard's home town. The cast rehearses Phillip Breen's production of The Comedy of Errors.
18 Jul 2021
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announces a snap lockdown in Australia's second-largest city, bringing the total number of Australians under stay-at-home orders to around 12 million. Melbourne and surrounding Victoria will join Sydney in a 'hard and fast' lockdown, Andrews says, as Australia battles an outbreak of the Delta variant.
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Heinz-Christian Strache faced his second corruption case in two years. This time, the court found insufficient evidence for conviction. In 2019, a scandal surrounding him brought down Austria's entire federal government.
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Despite China's large-scale military exercises around Taiwan, life across the island largely remains the same. The relative calmness is in stark contrast to how the international community views the situation.
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Eyewitness video captures a person, believed to be a police officer, firing a handgun and tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Freetown.
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