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Russia shuts shops, restaurants, schools and most workplaces as Covid-19 infections and deaths soar

Shops, restaurants and schools have shut in Moscow in a partial lockdown, as Russia battles record Covid deaths and infections. Only essential shops like supermarkets and pharmacies are allowed to open in the capital, while food outlets are only providing takeaways. Authorities have also given workers across Russia nine days off from Saturday in a […]

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China postposes Beijing marathon until further notice amid surging Covid-19 infections

China has postponed the Beijing marathon until further notice, amid a surge in coronavirus infections. It comes as the country’s top health official warned that a fresh outbreak of cases is expected to spread further. China has reported more than 133 cases across 11 provinces so far. All of them have been linked to the […]

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Nanobodies produced by llamas effectively targets the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, study finds

A type of unique antibody produced by llamas could provide a new frontline treatment against Covid-19 that can be taken by patients as a simple nasal spray, instead of an injection. Scientists in a new study at the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK have claim that nanobodies generated by llamas and camels can effectively […]

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Coronavirus can cause severe inflammation in the brain and blood vessels, study finds

Researchers have found that coronavirus disease can cause severe inflammation in the central nervous system. According to a team of researchers at the University of Freiburg in Germany, results showed that a severe inflammatory response can develop in the central nervous system of Covid-19 patients involving different immune cells around the vascular system and in […]

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‘Delta’ Covid-19 variant identified in India increases risk of hospitalization

The ‘Delta’ coronavirus variant (B.1.617.2) that was first identified in India is now a dominant in the United Kingdom, Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday, adding that early evidence suggests it could cause an increased risk of hospitalization in comparison to the strain that was first detected in England. While PHE cautioned that more […]