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ThePrint’s coverage of what’s happening around the world as nations deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Unless we unite, everyone will lose’ — Boris Johnson wants global action to prevent pandemics

UK, which has the world's fifth highest Covid death toll, intends to commit $432 million to WHO as PM Johnson pushes for global network of research hubs to spot dangerous pathogens.

China students protest stringent lockdowns, corruption scandal in Kenya & 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.

China reports mysterious, first asymptomatic cases in 35 days in 2 port workers

The two cases, found in Shandong province’s Qingdao city during routine testing of port workers, will intensify concern in China over whether imported products are infectious.
Representational image | China Photos/Getty Images

UK is considering first-ever vaccine trials that expose people to coronavirus

The idea of challenge trials has gained momentum as the pathogen has spread around the world, but such tests exposing healthy people to the coronavirus also raise ethical questions.
Representational image | Cottonbro | Pexels

Covid vaccine to be widely available in the US by April, CDC chief says

About 700 million vaccine doses should be available by April. The vaccine candidates that are furthest along in development will need a two-dose regimen, CDC chief Redfield said.
A worker waits in an empty Covid-19 walk-in test centre during the coronavirus pandemic in Leicester, UK | Photographer: Darren Staples | Bloomberg

New Covid restrictions could last 6 months, says Boris Johnson, asks people to work from home

The restrictions mark a reversal of UK govt's efforts to re-open the economy after the first national lockdown in March sparked the country’s deepest recession in over 100 years.
PM Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih before a meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi, Monday | Kamal Kishore/PTI

India extends $250 million support to Maldives to overcome economic impact of Covid-19

The grant was in response to request made by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to PM Narendra Modi to overcome the difficult economic situation in Maldives.
A medic collects swab sample of a woman for the Covid-19 test at a free coronavirus testing centre, in Bengaluru, on 19 August 2020 | Shailendra Bhojak | PTI

Why a Covid vaccine can provide better immunity than an actual infection

Of the roughly 320 vaccines being developed against COVID-19, one that favours a strong T cell response may be the key to long-lasting immunity.

Australia govt announces $3.7 million grant to news agency to sail through Covid pandemic

The govt said the 85-year-old Australian Associated Press (AAP) was critical to media diversity and has been commitment to accurate, fact-based journalism and independent.
A file photo of Donald Trump at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland | Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg

Will US get a vaccine before election day? Trump says yes, scientists aren’t that sure

Trump’s own health experts have said they expect a vaccine at the earliest by November or December, if everything goes perfectly.

On Camera

Stigmatise and shame nations that keep nukes if treaties are futile in banning them

Stigma could, in time, turn domestic opinion in China, sway public attitudes in Russia, India & elsewhere, or even bring the U.S. back to the arms-control negotiating table.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?