Euronews 13 Jan 2021

Brussels bids to boost Europe's connectivity with 600 low-orbit satellites


The EU wants to launch 600 new low-orbit satellites into space to enhance communication and connectivity for European citizens.

As the UK accelerates its vaccination programme, its chief medical officer has issued a dire warning about the capacity of hospitals to treat the rising number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients.
The outbreak continues to surge and severe restrictions will likely be in place for another three months.
The British government is opening mass vaccination centres across the UK to boost capacity, as part of efforts to accelerate the rollout of COVID-19 inoculations that the government wants to deliver to all vulnerable people by the middle of next month.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from one of the vaccination centres in North London.
US President-elect Joe Biden has outlined his coronavirus plan, promising to boost supplies of the vaccine.
He wants 100 million doses administered within his first 100 days in office.
And Biden says he will invoke a Cold War-era law, if necessary, to help increase production.
Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Wilmington, Delaware.
Every seventh person alive today - more than 1 billion people in total - lives with some form of disability. Despite being so numerous, persons with disabilities are still overwhelmingly overlooked in times of emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated every year on 3rd December, here are five things you need to know about living with a disability during COVID-19.
In Cuba, a new government program to boost the local economy now allows non-state companies to export and import products and services. Which was a privilege only state businesses had. Thousands of applications have been filed for export projects. CGTN's Luis Chirino reports.

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