UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for fighting COVID-19 misinformation to tackle crisis

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for fighting COVID-19 misinformation to tackle crisis | World News

United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged joint efforts to address the infodemic, mitigating the harm done to people by misinformation and disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 is not just a public health emergency — it is a communications emergency too,” Guterres said in a message to a…

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At UNGA, US President Donald Trump accuses China of unleashing coronavirus 'plague'

At UNGA, US President Donald Trump accuses China of unleashing coronavirus ‘plague’ | World News

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him of “lies” and abusing the UN platform to provoke confrontation. China`s President Xi Jinping struck a conciliatory tone…

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COVID-19 vaccine for 'every American' by April 2021, says US President Donald Trump

COVID-19 vaccine for ‘every American’ by April 2021, says US President Donald Trump | World News

Washington: US President Donald Trump told a White House news conference on Friday that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April 2021. “Hundreds of millions of doses will be available every month and we expect to have enough vaccines for every American by…

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Family, friends major source of COVID-19 infections, says French Health Minister

Family, friends major source of COVID-19 infections, says French Health Minister | World News

PARIS: Gatherings of family are a major source of COVID-19 infections, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday, adding the spread of the disease had accelerated in the last weeks. “If everyone reduced his number of social contacts, this would help reduce the spread of the virus”, he said…

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UN adopts resolution recognising COVID-19 as one of greatest challenges in its history

UN adopts resolution recognising COVID-19 as one of greatest challenges in its history | World News

New York: The UN General Assembly said in a new resolution the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic represents one of the greatest challenges since the establishment of the United Nations. “The General Assembly [recognizes] that the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest global challenges in the history of the United…

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US President Donald Trump did not intentionally mislead about coronavirus: White House

US President Donald Trump did not intentionally mislead about coronavirus: White House | World News

WASHINGTON: After it was revealed that US President Donald Trump played down the severity of the novel coronavirus epidemc, the White House clarified on Wednesday that Trump did not intentionally mislead the American people about the coronavirus outbreak. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany issued the statement.  The remarks come…

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After Europe and Hong Kong, US reports first case of coronavirus reinfection

After Europe and Hong Kong, US reports first case of coronavirus reinfection | World News

Reno: Nevada officials are reporting what may be the first documented case of coronavirus reinfection in the United States, following similar reports earlier this week from Hong Kong and Europe. A 25-year-old Reno man with mild COVID-19 symptoms initially was found to have the virus in April, recovered and tested…

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China's air pollution level falls by 10.8% amid coronavirus slowdown

China’s air pollution level falls by 10.8% amid coronavirus slowdown | World News

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: China saw average concentrations of lung-damaging airborne particles known as PM2.5 fall by 10.8% from January to July as industry slowed because of the coronavirus, data showed on Friday, though levels were still well above WHO recommendations. Average PM2.5 stood at 33 micrograms per cubic metre over the seven…

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