Coronavirus

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Biden inauguration: 46th president to start first full day in office – live reaction
Biden starts first full day as president as US records a further 4,229 Covid deaths

Martin Belam

21, Jan, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Coronavirus live news: US retracts World Health Organization withdrawal; Australia marks four days with no new cases
Biden reverses Trump’s decision to leave WHO; Australia again records zero coronavirus cases; Indonesia plans to start vaccinating general public from late April

Amelia Hill (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

21, Jan, 2021 @8:33 AM

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There are two new Covid-fighting drugs I haven't heard much about - is it because they are unpronounceable? | Adrian Chiles
Generic medicine names can sound like random collections of syllables. But there is a method to it, says Guardian columnist Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

21, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Lockdown 3 has shifted the productivity goalposts – and I'm taking a nap | Eli Goldstone
This is the darkest part of the year, so it’s no wonder we’re not coping as well with the restrictions, says author Eli Goldstone

Eli Goldstone

21, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Wear medical-grade masks if you can't self-isolate, Britons told
As new Covid variants emerge, scientists advise use of FFP masks that filter inflow and outflow of air

Linda Geddes and Ian Sample

21, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Joe Biden marks start of presidency with flurry of executive orders
Some orders undo significant actions from Trump administration, including the Paris climate agreement, while others address Covid

Sam Levine in New York

21, Jan, 2021 @7:50 AM

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Australia news live: NSW, Victoria and Queensland report no new Covid cases; Tennis Australia will pay for quarantine
Coronavirus restrictions to ease in Brisbane tomorrow; Scott Morrison rebukes Cricket Australia for dropping Australia Day reference. This blog is now closed

Calla Wahlquist (now) and Nino Bucci (earlier)

21, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Home schooling is widening attainment gap between rich and poor, finds report
In middle class families in England 40% of children study for five hours a day, against 26% in poorer homes

Sally Weale Education correspondent

21, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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London buses turned into ambulances to ease Covid strain
Exclusive: Adapted single-deckers with seats removed and oxygen onboard will transfer patients

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

21, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tony Blair backs cross-party calls for new child poverty strategy
Former PM urges ministers to tackle ‘blight of child poverty’ in UK amid rising inequality caused by Covid

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Covid restrictions in NSW won't ease before Australia Day to avoid super-spreading events
Gladys Berejiklian will consider changes next week, after 26 January, if case numbers remain low and testing levels improve

Mostafa Rachwani and Matilda Boseley

21, Jan, 2021 @5:51 AM

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'Never been more optimistic': speeches, songs and celebrations cap Biden's inauguration day –as it happened
Biden marks start of presidency with flurry of executive orders on a range of issues including coronavirus and the environment – follow all the latest

Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve and Martin Belam

21, Jan, 2021 @4:54 AM

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