US hit by spike in coronavirus cases; rising infections strain Europe's hospitals

US hit by spike in coronavirus cases; rising infections strain Europe’s hospitals | World News

AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK: Europe`s hospital systems are at risk of buckling under the strain of soaring COVID-19 infections that put the continent again at the center of the global pandemic on Wednesday while nearly two-thirds of U.S. states were in a danger zone of coronavirus spread. With European case numbers that…

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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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