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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 3rd - 9th October

Friday, October 9, 2020



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report – 9th October



Covid: Brazil's coronavirus cases pass five million


Canadians encouraged to stay home as second wave of Covid-19 worsens


Chikungunya outbreak in Chad nears 35,000 cases since August


Storm Alex: Four killed as flash floods hit France and Italy


Germany faces 'uncontrolled' coronavirus spread as cases jump


Heavy rain leaves twin cities flooded

Back-to-back systems over the Bay could delay northeast monsoon


Hurricane Delta steams across Gulf of Mexico 

New Zealand

Dozens of homes razed in New Zealand bushfires


Five killed, many injured in Lagos gas explosion


Earthquake hits northern Philippines, felt in Manila


Russia explosion: Huge blast at military base - major disaster sparks evacuation

South Korea

Dozens hospitalized after fire engulfs 33-story apartment building in South Korea 

Southern Africa

Explainer: what’s behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern Africa

United Kingdom 

Heavy rain brings flooding and travel disruption

United States Of America

Record California wildfires burn over 4 million acres

Hurricane Delta heads toward the US Gulf Coast after slamming Mexico's Yucatan


Other items of interest:

Webinar: 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for disaster Risk Reduction – 15th October 11am Malaysia time

Webinar: The Stockholm High-Level Meeting on Addressing the Humanitarian Impact of Climate Change – 21st October 14:30 CEST

Virtual UN World Data Forum 19 – 21 October

2020 International Day For Disaster Risk Reduction – 13th October

Marine heatwaves and hurricanes: Study examines compounding impact of severe weather 

As cities bake on a warming planet, insurers cook up heatwave cover

Caribbean Communities Building Resilience through Water Harvesting

This September was the hottest on record, scientists find


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