USA: Out-of-control coronavirus cases
05 February 2021 | 9:00 am
South Dakota is recording the highest hospitalization rate in the US. The governor and many other local leaders have been reluctant to impose safety measures that have curbed the spread of COVID-19 elsewhere.
Omicron cases are surging around the world, and France is the latest country to hit a new record reporting 60,000 more infections than the previous high. And - clearly losing patience, President Emmanuel Macron had some salty words for anyone still unvaccinated.
Coronavirus shutdowns are ending across Africa. Officials don't view severe curbs as a suitable tool for containing the spread. Vaccinations alone won't cut it. Now, Africans are seeking a way to live with the virus.
The new wave of coronavirus infections in Germany has now surpassed numbers last seen in November. Experts are warning of the threat this poses to the unvaccinated.
Health officials are worried the sheer number of new infections will once again overwhelm the Himalayan country's fragile health care system.
Former Pope Benedict XVI failed to act over four child abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich, a German probe into the Catholic Church has alleged. ... But a new report into historical abuse allegations carried out by a German law firm incriminated the former pontiff.
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Posts on social media claim that US Olympic athletes received a poor welcome in China. In the video being shared on Twitter, you can see Chinese basketball fans racially insulting an athlete with the N-word. When did this incident actually take place?Then, did Justin Trudeau admit to a 600 million dollar bribe to the media?We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The tennis star is prepared to miss the French Open, Wimbledon and any tournament if they require jabs. He told the BBC that he is not against vaccines but wants "the freedom to choose what you put into your body."
Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for COVID-19
Authorities in Hong Kong have called in building teams to construct isolation units as hospitals there grapple with a new spike in cases. Meanwhile, Australia is opening to tourists once again. DW has the latest.
Hong Kong is facing its toughest test yet in its "Dynamic Zero Covid" strategy. The number of cases this year is now higher than the number of infections seen in both 2020 and 2021. The city's health system is under pressure, suffering from a lack of hospital beds, inadequate testing capacities and over-strained quarantine centers. But the health crisis is turning political. For more on this, we turn to Jean-Pierre Cabestan, a political scientist at Hong Kong Baptist University.
South Korea's prime minister has asked people to not "panic" as the country sees a record high in daily COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, Hong Kong will test its entire population in March. DW has the latest.
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