WHO reports record one-day rise in global coronavirus cases amid European outbreak

WHO reports record one-day rise in global coronavirus cases amid European outbreak | World News

The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Thursday, with the total rising by 338,779 in 24 hours led by a surge of infections in Europe. Europe reported 96,996 new cases, the highest total for the region ever recorded by the WHO. Global deaths…

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France's new daily COVID-19 cases at all-time high, hospitalisations up

France’s new daily COVID-19 cases at all-time high, hospitalisations up | World News

PARIS: France reported on Wednesday a second daily record of new COVID-19 infections in five days, with almost 19,000 additional cases over 24 hours, while hospitalisations for the disease stood at a three-month high. French health authorities said there were 18,746 extra cases, versus a previous record on Oct. 3…

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Dogs used to detect coronavirus in pilot project at Finland's Helsinki airport

Dogs used to detect coronavirus in pilot project at Finland’s Helsinki airport | World News

HELSINKI: Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland`s Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport. The dogs` efficiency has not been proven in comparative scientific studies so passengers who volunteer to be tested…

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UK to host 'human challenge' trials for COVID-19 vaccines: Reports

UK to host ‘human challenge’ trials for COVID-19 vaccines: Reports | World News

Britain is planning to host clinical trials where volunteers are deliberately infected with the new coronavirus to test the effectiveness of vaccine candidates, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people involved in the project. So-called “challenge trials” are expected to begin in January at a quarantine facility in London,…

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Russia approves first COVID-19 prescription drug for sale in pharmacies

Russia approves first COVID-19 prescription drug for sale in pharmacies | World News

MOSCOW: Russia has approved R-Pharm`s Coronavir treatment for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19 infections and the antiviral drug could be rolled out to pharmacies in the country as soon as next week, the company said on Friday. Coronavir`s approval as a prescription drug follows the green light for another…

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Brazilian state of Bahia to test Russia's vaccine, plans to buy 50 million doses

Brazilian state of Bahia to test Russia’s vaccine, plans to buy 50 million doses | World News

BRASILIA/MOSCOW: The Brazilian state of Bahia has signed an agreement to conduct Phase III clinical trials of Russia`s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 and plans to buy 50 million doses to market in Brazil, officials have said. The Russian vaccine is being developed by Moscow`s Gamaleya Research Institute and marketed…

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Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO | World News

GENEVA: Countries with significant active spread of coronavirus must prevent amplifying events, as opening up without the virus being under control would be a “recipe for disaster”, the World Health Organization said on Monday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recognised that many people are getting tired of restrictions and want…

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Canada wants to be at 'front of line' for coronavirus vaccines, signs deals with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson

Canada wants to be at ‘front of line’ for coronavirus vaccines, signs deals with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson | World News

OTTAWA: Canada reached an agreement in principle on Monday with both Novavax Inc and Johnson & Johnson for millions of doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Canada`s two agreements follow separate deals with Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc announced weeks ago, and are the latest…

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