Bangladesh: Journalist could face death penalty for COVID reporting
19 May 2021 | 3:08 pm
Rozina Islam has been arrested for alleged theft and photography of sensitive state documents. The award-winning journalist was investigating millions of dollars spent procuring medical equipment during the pandemic.
France became the sixth country in the world to report more than 10 million COVID-19 infections since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to official data published on Saturday.
Germany's new government will face several domestic and international challenges in the new year. Still, a sense of optimism prevails.
There is a lot of information out there about the pandemic, COVID-19 and the virus that causes it, but also a lot of mis- and disinformation. To tell one from the other, it helps to understand how science works.
The soccer star is self-isolating after a positive coronavirus test. His fellow PSG players Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala have also tested positive for the virus.
Israel will offer a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people over 60 and to medical staff, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Sunday. "Israel started preparing for Omicron early on. This bought us time, which we are using to our advantage. Last week, Israel began vaccinating its most vulnerable citizens with the fourth dose of the COVID vaccine," said Bennett.
Fully vaccinated people in France who test positive will only have to isolate for seven days, and can leave quarantine after five with a negative test. The UK, meanwhile, refuses to curb large events. DW has the latest.
Asian football in particular has long had a problem with match fixing. While some progress had been made in fighting the crime in recent years, the arrival of COVID-19 has made it easier for match fixers to do business.
After China ended 2021 with its biggest one-week number of coronavirus cases in two years, the government countered with one of the strictest responses in the world. Total lockdowns have returned to China, with millions of people forced to stay home. But there has been a backlash, with reports of food shortages and harsh penalties for those breaking the rules. We take a closer look.
As the Omicron variant of Covid-19 continues to drive new infections around the world, Israel has become one of the first countries to start rolling out a fourth dose of the vaccine. The so-called "second" booster jab is currently available to the over-60s, health workers and anyone considered medically vulnerable.
The United States reported nearly 1 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, the highest daily tally of any country in the world and nearly double the previous U.S. peak set a week ago as the spread of the Omicron variant showed no signs of slowing.
Low COVID-19 vaccination rates in Africa Cup of Nations host Cameroon and a fourth wave of the coronavirus across much of the continent could make for sparsely-attended matches when the soccer finals kick off on Sunday. Cameroon announced last month that it would require spectators at Africa's premiere soccer competition to be fully vaccinated and show a negative test result before entering stadiums.
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