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    World’s true Covid pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=neK_fBVSudU The Covid pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. That is 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years. The WHO believes many…
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    3 weeks ago

    Why is China still aiming for zero Covid? – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASV7DiLfmGU In many parts of the world most Covid restrictions are gone, but in China zero Covid remains the strategy. Health officials in the country believe if they give up now, their efforts would have amounted to…
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    4 weeks ago

    Pot-banging Shanghai residents protest over strict lockdown measures – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVGoMrg0eVg Residents have been banging pans and shouting from windows of their homes in protest against the government-enforced lockdown in Shanghai, China. The Chinese government has been pursuing a zero-Covid strategy since the beginning of the pandemic,…
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    April 26, 2022

    Beijing begins mass Covid testing after cases spike – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTpJbreAdN8 China's capital city Beijing has kicked off mass testing for millions of residents after a spike in Covid cases. The Chaoyang district reported 26 cases over the weekend – the highest number so far in Beijing's…
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    March 26, 2022

    The ups and downs of teaching during Covid – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-SSlMNdow8 From remote learning to the end of masking, primary school teacher Arielle speaks about the ups and downs of teaching young children during a pandemic. The past two years have been been "stressful, new and unprecedented",…
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    March 23, 2022

    How residents of Corona Road coped with Covid lockdown – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6S0HtrNuj0 On Corona Road in Lewisham, south-east London, there's a story of the pandemic behind every door. The residents represent a cross-section of society who dealt with coronavirus in different ways, but they all tell of a…
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    March 19, 2022

    Why US students are staging walkouts over Covid masks – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vEqcwUEMFI US high school senior Will Wysoglad, from Illinois, went viral after posting video diaries documenting how he was repeatedly sent home because he went to school without a mask. An Illinois judge has recently ruled schools…
    CNA Singapore
    February 26, 2022

    Ukraine’s Ambassador to Singapore calls for united front in confronting Russia

    Ukraine's Ambassador to Singapore Kateryna Zelenko has called for a united front in confronting Russia. She added that the global community needs to act by enforcing comprehensive sanctions, cutting diplomatic ties and isolating Russia while extending support…
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    February 22, 2022

    Australia reopens borders to international visitors after nearly two years – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9X5KeGI9Ew Australia has reopened its international border for the first time in nearly two years, bringing joyful family reunions and a boost to tourism. The country imposed some of the world's strictest travel bans after shutting itself…
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    February 21, 2022

    Hong Kong’s hospitals overwhelmed amid spike in Covid cases – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=29pxKoymHOw Hong Kong's healthcare system has been overwhelmed by a huge surge in Covid-19 cases, with infected patients being treated outside crowded hospitals. The government has admitted it is struggling to contain the fifth wave of infections,…
    CNA Singapore
    February 18, 2022

    BREAKING – Budget 2022: Singapore to hike GST from 2023

    Finance Minister Lawrence Wong announces GST in Singapore will increase from 7% to 8% next year and rise to 9% in 2024. READ: cna.asia/3JHAiuB Subscribe to our channel here: cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram:…
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    February 15, 2022

    Tens of thousands protest against Covid pass in France – BBC News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDl66Ksw7UY French authorities say more than 105,000 people have taken part in protests across the country against the introduction of a new coronavirus pass. A new draft law would in effect ban unvaccinated people from public life.…
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