COVID-19: WHO CAUTIONS RUSSIA ON VACCINE CONCERN OVER COMPROMISE ON SAFETY

Tue 11 August 2020: WHO spokesman comments after President Putin says Russia has registered world’s first coronavirus vaccine GENEVA (AA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it is following Russia’s progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, but cautioned that progress in fight against the virus should not compromise on safety. Commenting on Russian […]

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM WARNS AGAINST ‘TOO EARLY’ REOPENING OF SCHOOLS

Tue 11 August 2020: ISTANBUL (AA) – Reopening schools “too early” in developing countries could undermine the gains made so far in curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus, a World Economic Forum report said. Children are very unlikely to die from the novel coronavirus but they live with adults and elders — particularly in developing […]

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AS RUSSIA’S HEALTH MINISTRY APPROVES WORLD’S FIRST COVID-19 VACCINE, PUTIN’S DAUGHTER IS VACCINATED

Tue 11 August 2020: The first coronavirus vaccine in the world has been registered in Russia, the country’s President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday. The vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center, has an official registration with the Russian Health Ministry, Putin told a meeting with members of the government in Moscow. Putin added […]

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WORLDWIDE CORONAVIRUS CASES SURPASS 20 MILLION WITH MORE THAN 12.2 MILLION RECOVERIES

Tue 11 August 2020: More than 20 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, according to data compiled late Monday by US-based Johns Hopkins University.  There are 20,001,019 confirmed COVID-19 cases globally. A total of 733,897 people have died after contracting the virus while 12,209,074 have recovered after treatment. Mexico reports more […]

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US HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE QUITTING OR GETTING FIRED AMID OUTBREAK

Mon 10 August 2020: Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases burned out, dozens of state and local public health officials around the country have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak. California’s public health director, Dr Sonia Angell, quit without explanation on Sunday following a technical glitch that caused a delay […]

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HOLLYWOOD ACTOR ANTONIO BANDERAS TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Mon 10 August 2020: Academy Award-winning Spanish actor spending his 60th birthday in quarantine OVIEDO, Spain – Spanish actor Antonio Banderas announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came on the day of his 60th birthday, which he said will be spent in quarantine. The Academy Award-winning actor said he […]

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WHO: LEADERS NEED TO EMBRACE NEW MEASURES TO TURN THE OUTBREAK AROUND

Mon 10 August 2020: WHO top official says ‘there are green shoots of hope’ in turning outbreak around Behind the rising numbers of registered novel coronavirus cases and deaths — both expected this week to reach 20 million and 750,000, respectively — is “a great deal of pain and suffering,” and leaders need to embrace […]

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ERDOGAN SAYS TURKEY 3RD IN WORLD IN DEVELOPING LOCAL VACCINES

Mon 10 August 2020: ANKARA – After the US and China, Turkey has become the 3rd country to develop vaccines locally, according to the World Health Organization data, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday. Speaking at the opening of TUBITAK (Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council) Excellence Centers in the Gebze district of the […]

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INDIA’S COVID-19 RECOVERIES CROSS 1.5M, 54,859 HIGHEST SINGLE-DAY RECOVERIES

Mon 10 August 2020: Experts have believed that India’s coronavirus peak is yet to come. As per World Health Organization data, India has been recorded more coronavirus cingle-day cases than the United States or Brazil for past four days. NEW DELHI – India’s recoveries from the novel coronavirus rose to 1,530,070 on Monday, accounting for […]

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