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16 Jun
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.
9 Jun
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.
31 May
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.
22 May
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.
21 May
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.
15 May
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.
11 May
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.
30 Apr
Zimbabwean street vendor Spiwe Tembo illegally sells bread buns in the capital Harare to feed her three children... and gets arrested again and again. The government banned street vendors as part of restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But Tembo, and many others like her, have no other way to survive.
27 Apr
Emirati landmarks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai light up the night sky with the colours of the Indian flag and messages of solidarity with the Asian country battling a catastrophic, record-breaking coronavirus wave that has overwhelmed hospitals and set crematoriums working at full capacity.
25 Apr
India is in the middle of a second deadly wave of coronavirus infections, with the number of new infections skyrocketing in recent days. The medical response is hampered by shortages of oxygen, drugs and hospital beds.
10 Apr
Vaccination centres in parts of India, including Mumbai, turn people away and large parts of the country reportedly run low on doses, just as infections rise at their fastest rate since the pandemic began.
4 Apr
The US and 13 other countries have lamented the lack of access given to WHO experts during an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. China has accused opponents of "politicizing the issue."

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, in the Presidential Villa Abuja.⁣ ⁣The South African President who is accompanied by a delegation of ministers and business leaders is on a state visit expected to reinforce South Africa’s bilateral relations with Nigeria as well as strengthen partnerships directed at African development and cooperation in multilateral forums.⁣
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As Russia and China attempt to master sophisticated technologies, the head of MI6 is set to warn that "unlike Q in the Bond movies, we cannot do it all in-house."
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Since France began its military withdrawal from Mali, many misleading social media posts have appeared. Reports claim that Mali is negotiating with the Russian private military company Wagner. One photo on Facebook from November 10 allegedly shows a Wagner military instructor training Malian soldiers. Another photo from November 20 claims to show that Mali received a delivery of military equipment from Russia. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
2 hours ago
Thousands take part in massive protests in Sudan's capital. Dozens are arrested as anger mounts against the country's military. In Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his army is making significant gains as he calls on Tigrayan rebels to surrender. And African fashion pays tribute to world-renowned designer Virgil Abloh, who died this weekend at the age of 41.
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India is pulling out all the stops to avoid a repeat of the devastating wave of delta-fueled infections earlier this year, by ramping up testing while stepping up screening and surveillance of international travelers.
3 hours ago
Japan has stopped new bookings onto incoming flights after identifying the first cases of the Omicron strain of Covid-19. The country has also tightened its quarantine requirements for all arriving passengers, and extended a ban on non-citizens coming from ten countries in southern Africa. Travel companies have seen their shares tumble in recent days as governments tighten border rules in response to the new strain. Also today, Australia's economy feels the pinch from the recent lockdowns.