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China relocates 20,000 villagers to quarantine sites to contain Covid cluster

The coronavirus resurgence in China forced more than 20,000 villagers from 12 villages in Gaocheng District of Shijiangzhuang, capital of north China’s Hebei Province into quarantine centers to contain the virus spread. Hebei Province reported 463 cases of local transmission and 195 asymptomatic cases, as of Thursday. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) official Tong Zhaohui […]

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Hospitals are running of oxygen in Brazil and people are dying of suffocation amid renewed Covid surge

An enormous state in northwestern state in Brazil, Amazonas is running out of oxygen and people are dying of suffocation in hospitals, amid renewed surge in COVID-19 infections. The state has made a dramatic appeal to the United States to send a military transport plane to the capital city Manaus with oxygen cylinders. Brazilian Health […]

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10 million Americans have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

Over 10 million Americans have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The United States reached 10.2 million inoculations one day after the CDC and Trump administration gave new guidance to U.S. states on who should receive the shots first. Strict […]

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China quarantines World Health Organization team visiting Wuhan for two weeks

China quarantined the World Health Organization team that arrived on Thursday in China’s Wuhan city to investigate the origins of COVID-19 for two weeks. The 15 member team tested negative for the disease prior to leaving their home countries, and underwent further testing while in transit in Singapore. However, two members tested positive for coronavirus […]

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Wife walks husband on a leash to bypass Covid-19 curfew

A husband and a wife in Canada were fined $1500 each after the woman was found ‘walking’ her man on a leash. The incident occurred in Sherbrooke city in Canada’s Quebec province on Saturday night when the woman was caught walking her husband on a leash like a dog at 9 pm, an hour after […]

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United Kingdom: Covid-19 cases breach 3 million mark and death toll passes 80,000

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom has now surpassed the three million mark amid the fast spreading new variants of the virus. The overall fatalities went past 80,000 – the highest in Europe. Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a third stay-at-home order at the start of the week as alarm deepens […]

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Covid-19 declared ‘major incident’ in London as infection rate goes ‘out of control’

A ‘major incident’ has been declared in London as hospitals in the UK capital began getting overwhelmed with coronavirus infected patients. “The stark reality is that we will run out of beds for patients in the next couple of weeks unless the spread of the virus slows down drastically,” Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor, said in […]

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Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appears to be effective against UK and South Africa strains

The Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appears to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus discovered in the UK and South Africa, according to a laboratory study conducted by the drug maker. The not-yet peer reviewed study by Pfizer and scientists from the University of Texas Medical […]

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Covid-19 infections in Wuhan three times the official figure, Chinese study

The number of people infected with Covid-19 in Wuhan, where the virus was first identified could be around three times the official figure, Chinese researchers based in the city have said. A paper published in the PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases journal on Thursday, analysed blood samples from more than 60,000 healthy individuals taken from locations […]

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China imposes tough curbs on 11 million people as daily infections spike

China’s Hebei province barred people from leaving home from Thursday in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the country reported the biggest rise in daily infections in more than five months. Hebei accounted for 51 of the 52 local cases reported by the National Health Commission on Thursday. This compared with […]

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Covid-19 restrictions in England affect nearly 56 million as infections surge

A national third lockdown came into force in England, it includes stay-at-home order and the closure of schools affecting nearly 56 million people. All of the UK is now under strict virus curbs, with Wales, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland also in lockdown. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom added 60,000 more coronavirus infections and […]

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China blocks entry of WHO team investigating Covid-19 origins

The World Health Organization (WHO) team looking into the origins of Covid-19 in the city of Wuhan were denied entry to China. Two members were already en route, with the WHO saying the problem was a lack of visa clearances. However, China has challenged this, saying details of the visit, including dates, were still being […]