Brazil’s Covid-19 tally crosses 2 million; death toll at 76,000

[ad_1] A thousand deaths a day. Since late May, three months after Brazil’s first reported case of the coronavirus, it has recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths on average in a gruesome plateau that has yet to tilt downward. On Thursday evening, the federal health ministry reported that the country had passed 2 million confirmed […]

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After US, India has done most Covid-19 tests, says White House

[ad_1] After the US, which has carried out a record 42 million Covid-19 tests, India has done the second largest number of 12 million coronavirus tests, the White House has said. More than 3.5 million people have tested positive with the coronavirus and 138,000 died in the US. Globally, more than 13.6 million have tested […]

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Trump administration exempts European students from Covid travel restrictions

[ad_1] Foreign students coming from Europe are exempt from a travel ban the United States imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the US State Department told congressional offices on Thursday. The State Department also told lawmakers that it would offer exemptions for some au pairs and family members of visa holders in the United States, […]

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Tokyo set to report highest single day spike of over 280 Covid-19 cases

[ad_1] Tokyo is set to report a daily record of over 280 coronavirus cases Thursday, heightening concerns that the latest infection is spreading in the broader community and set to spill beyond the capital. The number is the most for a single day, Governor Yuriko Koike told reporters, and comes after the city conducted a […]

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Global coronavirus vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

[ad_1] Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. Activists warn that without stronger attempts to hold political, pharmaceutical and health […]

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Australia tightens restrictions on movement amid fresh Covid-19 outbreaks

[ad_1] Australian states on Tuesday tightened restrictions on movement as authorities struggle to contain a fresh outbreak of Covid-19 in the country’s southeast that is starting to spill into other areas. With growing fears of a second coronavirus wave nationally, two states extended border restrictions and Australia’s most populous state imposed limits on the number […]

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US to withdraw visas for foreign students whose classes move online amid Covid-19 crisis

[ad_1] Home / World News / US to withdraw visas for foreign students whose classes move online amid Covid-19 crisis “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States,” US Immigration and Custom Enforcement said in a statement. world Updated: […]

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Italy reports dip in Covid-19 cases after 5 days

[ad_1] After five straight days of small increases, the number of day-to-day confirmed Covid-19 cases in Italy has dipped. According to Health Ministry figures on Sunday, 192 cases were registered in the previous 24 hours, compared to 235 in Saturday’s tally. Feeding some of those recent increases, concerned authorities have said, were hotspots of contagion […]

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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine and combination of HIV drug trials among hospitalised Covid-19 patients

[ad_1] The World Health Organisation on Saturday has halted its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination of HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir for the treatment of hospitalised Covid-19 patients after they failed to reduce the death rate, Al Jazeera reported. “These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in […]

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With 4,339 new cases, Pakistan’s Covid tally reaches 217,809; death toll at 4,473

[ad_1] Pakistan’s Covid-19 tally reached 2,17,809 on Thursday after the country recorded fresh 4,339 cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. With 78 new deaths due to coronavirus, Pakistan’s death toll stands at 4,473. A total of 1,04,694 patients that amount to nearly half of the total cases in the country recovered […]

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