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People gather to buy corn from a street vendor in the Central Business District (CBD) of Johannesburg | Photographer: Waldo Swiegers | Bloomberg

South Africa could ban alcohol as Covid cases cross 1 million

Restrictions on alcohol sales have been imposed since the lockdown in March, partly to lower hospital admissions from vehicle accidents and alcohol-related violence.

Mystery cases in Greater Sydney, EU launches mass vaccination and other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A worker in a protective suit checks the temperature of a man in Beijing. WHO has declared coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

Japan’s history with vaccines, Cape Town healthcare workers exhausted & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe
Strain of novel coronavirus | Pixabay

What is the new coronavirus strain in UK and will vaccines work on it?

The new strain was discovered by Public Health England’s genomic surveillance, and it notified the Boris Johnson govt about its seriousness on 18 December.
Representational image | Flickr

No consensus at WTO on India, South Africa’s proposal to waive IP rights on Covid vaccines

General Council, the highest decision-making apparatus of WTO, will take up the matter for discussion again on 16-17 December.
The WTO headquarters in Geneva | Representational image | Credit: WTO.org

WTO meet today to take up India, South Africa’s proposal to waive IP rights for Covid drugs

India and South Africa had jointly submitted the proposal on 2 October seeking ease of intellectual property rights, patents and other provisions for Covid-related drugs.

Mass testing cuts Slovakia’s infection rate, California cases surge & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Commuters get off a tram at a station in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan on 5 November | Photo: Kentaro Takahashi | Bloomberg

US city introduces ‘mobile morgues’, suicide rates climb in Japan & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A view of Qingdao city

China to test an entire city, pandemic ‘amplifies’ divorce in Canada & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
The Hillbrow Tower, operated by Telkom SA SOC Ltd., left, stands on the city skyline at dusk in Johannesburg, South Africa (Representational image) | Photographer: Guillem Sartorio/Bloomberg

South Africa heading toward becoming a failed state, report says

The report by Eunomix blames a structure created during White-minority apartheid era that was designed to exclude the Black majority, creating one of the world’s most unequal societies.

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