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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 […]

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate protects monkeys in trial

London: An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University has shown promise in preventing COVID-19, according to a small trial in six monkeys. The vaccine candidate, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is currently being tested in humans too. Over 1,000 volunteers have participated in the clinical trials. The results of the trial in six rhesus macaque monkeys […]