10 of the world’s best cable car rides

Mi Teleférico, Bolivia While many cable cars (especially those of the 360-degree rotating variety), are designed as a tourist novelty, some provide vital transportation. This is the case in La Paz, which launched its ambitious cable car system in 2014 in response to the city’s overwhelming traffic problems. The route, which travels from La Paz […]

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, September 10

In the early days of the pandemic, Sweden chose against mandating a lockdown and did not require citizens to wear masks. Some have questioned if that decision was an attempt to achieve herd immunity. CNN anchor and correspondent Max Foster has spent time in Sweden and joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to […]

Coronavirus: BBC poll shows stark divide between rich and poor countries

Nearly six in 10 people (57%) say they have been affected financially by the pandemic Women say they are facing a greater financial impact than men. The greatest disparities were reported in Germany (32% of women versus 24% of men), Italy (50% versus 43%), and the UK (45% versus 38%). In the US, 14% of […]

U.K. Has More Coronavirus Deaths in One Day Than All EU Countries Combined

“Differences are to be expected between information products published by WHO, national public health authorities, and other sources using different inclusion criteria and different data cut-off times,” the WHO’s report said. “While steps are taken to ensure accuracy and reliability, all data are subject to continuous verification and change.”

Guam boy, 10, dies as Covid outbreak threatens country’s health system

Ten people remain in intensive care. Seventy per cent of Guam’s cases have occurred in August and September, Guerrero said: “If our numbers don’t change, I’m afraid we will reach a point where our hospital is so full of Covid patients that we may not have room to treat any other ailment, and doctors may […]

Exclusive: Vaccine group says 76 rich countries now committed to ‘COVAX’ access plan

The WHO describes COVAX as an “invaluable insurance policy” for all countries to secure access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are developed and approved. The plan’s coordinators have set a deadline of September 18 for countries signing up to make binding commitments.

Belarus: what is the mood like in the country?

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No 10 could toughen Covid rules for social gatherings in England

In the seven days to 7 September, there were 21.3 cases per 100,000 people, and a total of 14,227. This means the UK’s weekly rate of new coronavirus cases has now risen above 20 per 100,000, the threshold at which the government considers imposing quarantine restrictions on travellers arriving from countries abroad.

China reports two new COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier

The National Health Commission said in a statement that both cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas, marking the 24th straight day of no local infections.