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The world's 1,000 richest people have already bounced back from COVID-19 wealth losses, but it could take more than a decade for the poorest to recover, Oxfam warns

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk are some of the wealthiest men in the world.
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The 1,000 richest people on Earth have already recovered from coronavirus-related wealth losses, an Oxfam study revealed.
Meanwhile, it could take more than a decade for those in poverty to recover, the charity said.
The top 10 billionaires, including Jeff Bezos, have enough money combined to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for everyone in the world, it said.
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Taiwan to put 5,000 into quarantine over hospital COVID-19 cluster

Taiwan to put 5,000 into quarantine over hospital COVID-19 cluster

1 month ago   |   By China Travel & Tourism News

Taiwan will more than double the number of people who have to quarantine at home to more than 5,000 as it seeks to contain a rare domestic cluster of COVID-19 connected to a hospital, the health minister said on Sunday. While Taiwan has kept the pandemic well under control thanks to early and effective prevention, with the large majority of its 890 infections imported cases, it has since Jan. 12 been dealing with a small number of domestic transmissions at a hospital. While the 15 people infected so far at the hospital in the northern city of Taoyuan is small compared to many other parts...
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