California becomes 1st US state with over 600k Covid-19 cases

San Francisco: California, the current epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, has became the country’s first state to have more than 600,000 confirmed cases, authorities said. A report released by the California Department of Public Health on Friday showed an increase of 7,934 Covid-19 cases, which included 3,505 new infections in 24 hours […]

New Zealand confirms 7 new COVID-19 cases

Wellington: New Zealand reported seven new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. The new confirmed cases, all from community transmission, took the overall caseload total to 1,258, reports Xinhua news agency. Six were already linked to previous cases in the cluster outbreak, and one remained under investigation, it was […]

New Zealand reports 12 new Covid-19 cases amid 2nd wave

Wellington: New Zealand reported 12 new coronavirus cases on Friday, all linked to to an Auckland family cluster, amid the second and stronger wave of the pandemic in the country. There was also one suspected Covid-19 case reported in Waikato, which is still under observation in a hospital, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said […]

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All about the 1st Covid-19 vaccine registered in Russia

Moscow: Russia on Tuesday became the first country in the world to register a Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry. The vaccine has two separately-injected components. These two components work together to build a long-term immunity against the virus, Sputnik news agency reported. “The two-stage injection plan […]

Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses to go on sale in UK

London: A pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses will go on sale after staff at the East Bristol Auctions, the largest auction house in South West England, found them in a plain envelope. Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said: “Someone popped them into our letterbox on a Friday night and they stayed there until Monday – literally hanging […]

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Russia plans to register 1st Covid vaccine this week

Moscow: Russia is reportedly going ahead with its plan to register the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine this week before it starts mass vaccination in October, despite safety concerns raised from several quarters, including the WHO. Russia’s Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev recently revealed plans to register a Covid-19 vaccine on August 12, Sputnik news agency reported. […]