German health ministers push for strict, local coronavirus lockdowns as needed
18 July 2020 | 7:00 am
German state health ministers say restrictions imposed amid future coronavirus outbreaks should be localized on a small scale. This comes as the slaughterhouse behind a major lockdown resumes operations.
29 Apr 2020
In this edition of Middle East Matters, we continue our rolling coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic across the region.
30 Apr 2020
Although the worst of COVID-19 in China appears to be over, a possible resurgence is brewing in remote northeastern Heilongjiang province. Containment measures have been introduced as residents fear for their safety.
22 Jun 2020
Covid-19: Nigeria's Health Minister, Osagie cries to philanthropists for more isolation centers
24 Jun 2020
Luiz Henrique Mandetta, a doctor by training, was President Jair Bolsonaro's health minister at the start of the Covid-19 crisis in Brazil. Amid a dispute with the president over social distancing measures, he was fired in April. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Dr Mandetta strongly criticised the Brazilian leader: "His management of the situation... has shocked people. The underplaying of the crisis from the beginning has shocked the world, because other countries put the crisis ahead of the economic consequences. He's out on a limb saying that he does not want to stop the economy."
24 Dec 2020
Denmark moved to cull its mink population over coronavirus fears. Now, lawmakers have decided to slap a full ban on mink farming for the whole of next year. Farmers fear they will go out of business.
FG ready for COVID-19 vaccination, says health minister, Over 40 countries ban travel from UK and more
22 Dec 2020
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15 Jan 2021
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23 Jan 2021
Taiwan has called off its largest Lunar New Year lantern festival for the first time, as authorities rush to stem a Covid-19 cluster in one of the few places to survive the pandemic largely unscathed.
17 Mar 2021
Cardiologist Marcelo Queiroga is set to become Brazil's fourth new health minister in a year. The country saw its worst week since the beginning of the pandemic.
26 Mar 2021
Brazil's new health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, says he is committed to accelerating Brazil's vaccination campaign to achieve at least one million vaccines per day, after the country surpassed 300,000 deaths from Covid-19.
2 Jun 2021
Berlin has pledged €50 million to boost vaccine production in South Africa. German Health Minister Jens Spahn told DW that BioNTech and other vaccine makers were willing to help speed up the process.
Germany will return to normal pre-pandemic life next year, according to Health Minister Jens Spahn. The WHO has recorded a decline in infections and deaths globally. All the latest with DW.
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South African-American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong was joined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday to open a vaccine facility aimed at tackling a dearth of manufacturing capacity on the African continent
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After the violent unrest of early January, calm has returned to Kazakhstan. Many people, however, have complained of excesses during the state of emergency — including illegal arrests and searches.
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The Taliban representatives are discussing humanitarian aid in Oslo, their first official talks in Europe since they seized power. Their arrival prompted protests.
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This week on The Observers, we investigated an incident in Nia Ouro, Mali on January 4. Residents claimed that men dressed in Malian military uniforms killed four civilians and reduced buildings in the village to ashes. We spoke to an eyewitness, analysed videos taken after the event and cross-referenced satellite imagery to put together the days events.
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London police chief Cressida Dick has said officers will investigate a spate of parties held at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's residence and office during COVID-19 lockdowns
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The British prime minister is facing fresh accusations of hosting parties during lockdown in June 2020. About 30 people are said to have attended a birthday celebration, when gatherings were not allowed.