UN Daily News Programme

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matthew Wells

In today's programme: Security Council hears of the need to support Iraq in the "post-Daesh period"

And a youth advocate from Uganda explains how sex education in schools can protect young people from HIV

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‘Superspreader’ Events May Be Responsible for 80% of COVID Infections

Some scientists now say “superspreader” events may be responsible for at least 80 percent of coronavirus infections. A report on the website of The Telegraph, a British newspaper, details some findings that “closely packed markets, vigorous dance classes, loud bars and choirs” may be the primary culprits in the spreading of the virus. The public […]

China Reports No New COVID-19 Cases for First Time

China, the country where the coronavirus outbreak began, reported no new infections Saturday, the first time since it started reporting cases in January. China’s National Health Commission said Saturday the number of new cases fell from four to zero from Thursday to Friday, putting the official death toll at more than 4,600 and confirmed cases […]