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Popular spots on Sydney’s virus list

NSW health authorities have issued an urgent COVID-19 alert as the northern beaches cluster continues to spread into Sydney’s south and inner city. Dozens of venues and public transport routes have been identified as places where infected people have been in recent days, including an RSL club, shopping centres and restaurants. Among the suburbs affected… Read More »

Virus curbs widen England’s north-south rift, stir animosity

LIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool, the English port city that gave the world the Beatles, weathered decades of industrial decline before becoming a celebrated symbol of urban renewal. Now, the coronavirus is putting the city’s hard-won revival in jeopardy, and raising tensions between the north of England and the wealthier south. Scarred by abandoned buildings and… Read More »

Vaccines may arrive in record time, but the virus has been faster

Scientists have created candidate vaccines, which eventually could protect billions of people from COVID-19, with astonishing speed, compressing scientific efforts that usually take years into months. But the leader of a key drug trial said Tuesday that the blistering research pace has nonetheless been too slow to catch the coronavirus. “We are now five months… Read More »