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    Video caption: Covid: Australia's Flying Doctors take vaccines to vast remote areas

    The famed service is helping solve the immense challenge of vaccinating remote Australia.

  2. More than 50% jump in new Covid-19 cases in Worcester

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The number of new coronavirus cases recorded in Worcester has increased by more than 50% in the last week, latest figures show.

    A total of 296 new cases were recorded in the city in the week up to 10 October, according to Public Health England, pointing to a rise of 56% compared to the week before.

    In the wider county, there's been a rise of 23% in the number of new cases compared to the previous seven days - the highest number of cases was recorded in Bromsgrove at 619 for the week.

    The only district to see a decrease was Malvern Hills where 175 cases were recorded in the week – a fall of 12%.

    NHS figures show that as of 1 October, a total of 1,419 people in Worcestershire have died from Covid-19.

  3. Africa's last holdout Burundi starts Covid vaccinations

    Samba Cyuzuzo

    BBC Great Lakes

    Workers unload boxes of about 500,000 donated doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine
    Image caption: Burundi received 500,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine

    Burundi has started vaccinating people against coronavirus. It was one of the last countries in the world not to be administering the jabs.

    The injections are being given on a voluntary basis and take-up in the main city, Bujumbura, was relatively low, locals told the BBC Great Lakes service.

    So far there has been no attempt by the government to urge people to come forward.

    It is not yet clear if the population - which usually complies with government announcements - will turn up en masse without a publicity drive.

    Last week, Burundi received 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine.

    When receiving them, Health Minister Thaddée Ndikumana said that health workers and the elderly would be given priority.

    World Health Organization director Tedros Ghebreyesus said last week that Burundi, Eritrea, and North Korea were the only countries that had not started Covid vaccinations.

    In March, Burundi's health minister said that the country “preferred to wait” before using "experimental" vaccines.

    WHO figures show that some 19,550 cases have been confirmed in the East African nation with 14 deaths, although some Burudians are sceptical of the numbers.