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European nations reimpose lockdowns amid 2nd Covid-19 wave

Paris: A massive ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe has prompted many countries to tighten their preventive measures, including reimposing lockdowns, to stem the spread of the disease. On Wednesday evening, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that a nationwide lockdown will be reimposed from Friday, adding that the “virus is circulating at a […]

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Some Covid recovered patients can still carry virus: Study

London: Researchers have reported that some patients recovered from Covid-19 could still carry the virus, suggesting that recovered patients should be more cautious and avoid close contact with others. According to the study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, close to 17 per cent of patients considered fully recovered from Covid-19 tested positive for […]

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Covid vaccine: Infections reported among Sputnik V trial volunteers

Moscow: There have been instances of infection among volunteers of Sputnik V trials, the world’s first registered vaccine against Covid-19 virus, according to a top official of the developer of the Russian vaccine, said a media report. This is the reason why the developer of the vaccine, the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology […]

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More than 500K lives could be lost across US due to COVID-19 by end of February 2021: Study

Washington: More than 500,000 lives could be lost across the US due to the novel coronavirus pandemic by the end of February 2021, a new study has projected. According to the study published on Friday in the Nature Medicine journal, researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) also found that […]

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WHO chief calls for ‘immediate action’ amid Covid-19 resurgence

Geneva: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world was still at “a critical juncture” in its fights against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and called for “immediate action” as several countries have reported a resurgence in new confirmed cases. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Ghebreyesus said that the […]

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Setback for PM Imran Khan: Pakistan fails to get off FATF ‘grey list’

New Delhi/Paris: In yet another major setback, Pakistan on Friday failed to get off the ‘grey list’ of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror-funding and money laundering. The Imran Khan-led government lost Pakistan’s bid at the FATF because of its failure to comply with the requirements of the Paris-based watchdog. Pakistan, already […]

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Look at India, its air is filthy: Trump during last presidential debate

New York: US President Donald Trump has described India’s air as “filthy” during the last presidential debate with his De:mocratic challenger Joe Biden while discussing the environment and the Paris climate change agreeement. “Look at India, it’s filthy, it’s air is filthy,” Trump said on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee, while comparing it to China and […]

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AstraZeneca Covid volunteer dies, trials to continue: Report

Rio de Janeiro:  Clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University will continue in Brazil despite the death of a volunteer, Brazilian health regulator Anvisa said recently. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Oxford University said it had carried out a careful assessment […]