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United States: Hospitals begin to fill up amid record daily coronavirus infections

The coronavirus cases have hit a record daily high in the United States with a renewed wave of infections. Citing data from local state health authorities, 83,010 new cases were reported on Friday. America’s Midwest continues to be the hardest-hit region of the country, with cases soaring in states like North Dakota, Montana and Wisconsin. […]

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North Korea warns citizens of “yellow dust” coming from China

North Korea warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that “yellow dust” which blows in from China could bring coronavirus with it. State broadcaster warned of an influx on Thursday, resulting in the streets of the capital Pyongyang to be virtually empty following the warning. Yellow dust refers to sand from Mongolian and Chinese […]

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46 million people in France put under six week curfew amid increasing coronavirus infection

French authorities have imposed a curfew on 46 million people, about two-third of its total population for six weeks, after a record of 42,032 infections in one day. France has recorded over a million infections. In all of Europe, only Russia and Spain have surpassed this milestone. It has drawn complaints from restaurant and bar […]

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Man having ‘Korona’ surname has become a joke since coronavirus outbroke

A 38-year-old man from the United Kingdom has become a joke among people since coronavirus outbroke. While the virus has affected all of us, it has personally invaded Jimmy Korona’s life. Given his surname, you may guess why. He has to now carry his identity card everywhere to convince people when he says his name. […]

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Coronavirus vaccine developed for animals by Russia shows positive signs during trials

A coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia has shown some positive signs as it’s being tested on animals. According to the Veterinary and Life journal of the Russian federal veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog – Rosselkhoznadzor, the vaccine developed in Russia to prevent the spread of coronavirus in animals has shown no side effects during its trials. […]

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Modi’s party promises free coronavirus vaccine shots to residents of Bihar if VOTED to power

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised free doses of any future COVID-19 vaccine for the residents of eastern Bihar state if his party wins the state elections there, drawing accusations of playing politics with the pandemic. While releasing a the party manifesto for elections in Bihar, Modi’s cabinet minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “Everyone in […]

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Brushing teeth is as important as face masks, hand sanitisers, and social distancing to prevent spread of coronavirus

According to a British dentist using face masks, hand sanitisers, and social distancing are not enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Dentistry Professor Martin Addy of the University of Bristol has called for toothbrushing to be considered equally important as hand washing. In an interview to The Telegraph, professor explained that toothpaste contains the […]

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Cloud of coronavirus droplets suspended in the air is 23 times smaller if you’re wearing a mask: STUDY

A study published in the Physics of Fluids journal  by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has found that wearing a mask while coughing results in a cloud of droplets suspended in the air which is up to 23 times smaller than if a face mask is not worn. Researchers Amit Agrawal and Rajneesh […]

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Brazil to buy 46 million doses of Chinese made coronavirus vaccine ‘CoronaVac’

Brazil will use Chinese made coronavirus vaccine as part of a national immunisation programme, officials have announced. São Paulo Governor João Doria said the federal government had agreed to buy 46 million doses of the vaccine CoronaVac. He said the immunisation programme could begin as soon as January 2021, making it one of the first […]

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Donald Trump has called America’s leading expert on infectious diseases Dr Fauci an ‘idiot’

US President Donald Trump locked horns with top government scientist Dr Anthony Fauci in a call with campaign staffers on Monday, suggesting he hugely respected and popular doctor was an “idiot.” Dr Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, has increasingly become a focus for the president’s frustration as he bids […]

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Chinese economy expanded by 4.9% between July-to-September quarter

The Chinese economy expanded 4.9% in the July-to-September quarter compared to a year ago, according to government statistics released Monday. This means the nation is almost out of the turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The pace was quicker than the 3.2% increase that China recorded in the second quarter, when it managed to avoid […]

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Number of coronavirus infections surpass the 40 million mark globally

The number of coronavirus infections worldwide have surpassed the 40 million mark on Monday as the virus begins to resurge amid the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere. However, experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths are likely much higher, given deficiencies in testing and potential under-reporting by some countries. Data […]