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World 17 Jan 2021 | 4:08 AM

Italy bans flights from Brazil after new coronavirus variant found in passengers

ROME, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Saturday signed an order banning direct flights to Italy from Brazil after a new variant of the coronavirus was identified in four passengers arriving from that country.

AseanPlus News 17 Jan 2021 | 7:00 AM

WHO team arrives for virus origin-tracing

WUHAN: An international expert team from the World Health Organisation arrived in Wuhan, Hubei province, and started quaran­tine at a hotel in Wuhan to work with its Chinese counterparts on origin-tracing and scientific research of the novel coronavirus.

World 16 Jan 2021 | 10:02 AM

World's oceans continue to warm, despite reduced carbon emissions

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Despite reductions in global carbon emissions due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the world's oceans in 2020 were the warmest in recorded history, according to a new study.

World 16 Jan 2021 | 8:51 AM

Highlights of China's science news

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's science news from the past week:

World 16 Jan 2021 | 12:15 AM

UK's infection rate estimated at between 1.2 and 1.3

LONDON, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Britain's coronavirus reproduction number, also known as the R number, is estimated at between 1.2 and 1.3, compared with last week's one and 1.4, the British government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) said Friday.