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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Coronavirus Crisis May Get “Worse And Worse And Worse”, Warns WHO

[ad_1] Infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday. (File) Geneva: The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus […]

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Russia May Start Phase 3 Trial Of COVID-19 Vaccine In Mid-August: Report

[ad_1] Human trials of the Gamaleya Institute’s vaccine began on June 18. (Representational) Moscow: A Russian institute developing one of the country’s potential coronavirus vaccines hopes to start its final stage testing in a small section of the general public in mid-August, the RIA news agency cited the institute’s director as saying on Monday. Globally, […]

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Antibody immunity to Covid-19 may be short-lived: UK study

[ad_1] Patients who recover from the novel coronavirus may have an antibody response that makes them immune to the deadly virus only for a few months, a new study in the UK has found. A paper titled ‘Longitudinal evaluation and decline of antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) infection’, by King’s College London researchers, analysed the […]

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Over 28,000 Coronavirus Cases In India In 24 Hours, Biggest One-Day Jump

[ad_1] New Delhi: India’s new cases of the coronavirus infection reached a record high on Sunday, with the Union Health Ministry saying 28,637 new cases were identified in the 24 hours since 8 am on Saturday. The total is now 8,49,553. India also witnessed 551 deaths during the last 24-hour period, taking the total number […]

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