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UK PM Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown in England

UK PM Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown in England

Mr Johnson's statement came after United Kingdom chief medical officers recommended the Covid threat level be increased to five - its highest level. The US Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

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UK: Dialysis patient, 82, first to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

UK: Dialysis patient, 82, first to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Last month, a 90-year-old Irish grandmother became the first person in the world to receive a vaccine against Covid-19. He said he could "now really look forward to celebrating my 48th wedding ann...

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Toronto to announce new COVID-19 measures for workplaces Monday

Toronto to announce new COVID-19 measures for workplaces Monday

On Monday, Toronto's medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, revealed several added protocols when it comes to managing and containing the virus. "Traditionally, public health only reports an ...

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286 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported, 96 recoveries

286 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported, 96 recoveries

A total of 13,180 individuals have recovered and 3,027 cases are considered active. Another 16 cases have no residence information determined yet. Ten Saskatchewan residents tested out-of-province h...

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Ontario reports almost 3,000 new COVID-19 cases

With the new cases, Quebec reported on Monday a total of 212,850 positive novel coronavirus tests since the start of the pandemic in March, though 181,205 have recovered thus far, including 1,749 in t...

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Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan healthcare joint venture to shut business next month

The three companies, which together employ over 1 million people, had together hoped to find a way to bring down the rising cost of healthcare for their U.S. "Our group does not come to this problem w...

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UK records highest daily increase in coronavirus cases

UK records highest daily increase in coronavirus cases

Airborne transmission of the coronavirus , possibly linked to an inflatable Christmas costume, is the likely cause of a 44-person outbreak - and at least one fatality - in the emergency department at...

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Pfizer and BioNTech have offered SA discounted Covid-19 vaccines

Pfizer and BioNTech have offered SA discounted Covid-19 vaccines

He said that once the most at-risk groups have been vaccinated, we need to have a "serious conversation" about allowing higher levels of the virus in the community. The country has had 1.1 million con...

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The UK says mixing vaccines against Kovid-19 is not recommended

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia's three pronged approach towards COVID-19 vaccine would be for any vaccine approved by the World Health Organization and now the World Health Org...

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Ontario students return to online learning

Ontario students return to online learning

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating the death of a man who was being dropped off at the Shepherds of Good Hope by police officers. Responding to widespread concerns about people t...

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Odisha all set to hold COVID vaccine mock drill today

Mr Gan said that those who have been vaccinated will receive a physical card to remind them of their next appointment for the second dose of vaccine, as well as to know which vaccine was given to them...

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New COVID-19 cases again top 4,400; 19 percent positive rate

New COVID-19 cases again top 4,400; 19 percent positive rate

Earlier in the day, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said in a tweet that "With COVID case numbers rising rapidly, it's important than ever that each and every one of us does what is being asked of...

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Vietnam to acquire 30 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses from Britain

Vietnam to acquire 30 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses from Britain

Russian Federation said on November 24 its Sputnik V vaccine was 91.4% effective based on interim late-stage trial results. The doctors' union said it was "grossly and patently unfair" for at-risk...

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Mixing and matching Covid vaccines would be last resort, say health officials

Mixing and matching Covid vaccines would be last resort, say health officials

Much more common, say experts, are feelings of fatigue, headache, muscle soreness and warmth or swelling around the site of the injection. She added that because of the difficulties in contacting ...

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Inflatable Costume Linked to California Hospital COVID-19 Outbreak

Inflatable Costume Linked to California Hospital COVID-19 Outbreak

The costume in question was apparently "air-powered" by a fan, and hospital officials were investigating whether it could have spread droplets in the emergency department where it was worn, NBC News ...

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Britain inoculates first patient with Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Pinker said he was so pleased and that he can "now really look forward to celebrating my 48th wedding anniversary with my wife Shirley later this year". It started vaccinations in August and has inocu...

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Farmers' stir: Many roads remain closed in Delhi

Farmers' stir: Many roads remain closed in Delhi

Farmers' organisations under the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), after a meeting at Singhu border, on Friday said that if the talks with the government on January 4 fail then they will intensify the prot...

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Beijing vaccinates thousands in Covid-19 jab drive

Beijing vaccinates thousands in Covid-19 jab drive

Regarding the availability of doses, the minister confirmed that is has 29 million syringes, and that some vaccines come with include its syringe. The typical side effects of vaccines are temporary,...

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LA County Covid-19 cases top 800000

LA County Covid-19 cases top 800000

A total of 585 new coronavirus related deaths were reported during the previous 24 hours, shattering Thursday's record of 428 deaths by a significant amount, according to the latest data released by t...

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Result delivered for Mackay link to Victorian COVID-19 case

Australia's biggest city of Sydney officially recorded zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19 on Monday, for the first time since December 15, 2020. Drive-through testing without a referral will al...

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Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Ontario

The CEO of the Ontario Long-Term Care Association, which represents almost 70 per cent of homes in the province, says the rising number of outbreaks is pushing the system to its limits. There are 1,00...

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Houston opens first public Covid-19 vaccination site

Cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days have risen to 577 after the health authority reported another 3,576 cases over the past 48 hours. There are 98 people being quarantined for monitoring i...

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Covid-19 vaccination drive based on election process: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Covid-19 vaccination drive based on election process: Dr Harsh Vardhan

The dry run involved 286 session sites spread across 125 districts. The tally of vaccine doses distributed and the number of people who received the first dose are for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTe...

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Three new cases of different COVID-19 strain identified in Florida

The approval of three COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca gave hope to the world. The CDC conveyed on Wednesday that the new COVID-19 strain has likely been promulgated by unauth...

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Fauci: Vaccinations are ramping up in a `glimmer of hope’

All you need to do is go into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. States have reported record numbers of cases over the past few days, and funeral h...

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Pfizer to Supply African Health Care Workers With Vaccines

Zayed stated that Egypt secured 40 million doses sufficient for 20 million citizens through GAVI, the global vaccine alliance, funded by the Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) Fund. Israel's top priorities ...

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Ontario adds over 3000 new COVID-19 cases to close out 2020

Ontario adds over 3000 new COVID-19 cases to close out 2020

The public health of the Toronto region, however, insisted that Saturday's balance sheet is inflated by cases that were not announced the day before. The last time the province reported 56 COVID-19-...

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Drug Controller General approves Covishield and Covaxin in India for ‘emergency use’

Drug Controller General approves Covishield and Covaxin in India for ‘emergency use’

The Phase III human clinical trials of COVAXIN began mid-November, targeted to be done in 26,000 volunteers across India , This is India's first and only Phase III efficacy study for a COVID-19 vac...

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United Kingdom reactivates emergency COVID hospitals

Amid rising coronavirus cases, the United Kingdom has made a decision to reactivate the emergency hospitals which were established at the start of the pandemic. Medics have warned they are struggling ...

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United Kingdom decision to mix Covid-19 vaccines raises concern

How well is your country vaccinating its people? . "Our wait for the vaccine is over with Covishield from Serum Institue of India and Covaxin from Bharat Biotech approved for emergency use in In...

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US Surpasses 20 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases : Coronavirus Updates

The country has begun a mass campaign of vaccinations and almost 2.8 million people have already received their first jabs, a figure well behind the 20 million inoculations that the administration of ...

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18 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Saturday, Jan. 2

18 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Saturday, Jan. 2

Every individual needs to act as if they are infectious. Dr. Holohan called on the public to "rediscover the spirit of solidarity and community we saw in March and April so that we can all do our pa...

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Ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine in India: Serum

Ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine in India: Serum

The same day, Bharat Biotech shares its target of producing up to 300 million doses of the vaccine if its trials succeed. This vaccine has been developed by AstraZeneca and will be produced here by Se...

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World Health Organization lists Pfizer's treatment for emergency use, Europe News & Top Stories

World Health Organization lists Pfizer's treatment for emergency use, Europe News & Top Stories

The issues around supply are being raised as the United Kingdom is set to begin the rollout of the Oxford vaccine among the elderly and frontline workers from Monday after it received regulatory appro...

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Ontario reports new high of 3363 COVID-19 cases

Ontario reports new high of 3363 COVID-19 cases

Health authorities in New Brunswick are reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19. Elliott said almost 63,900 tests had been completed since the last daily update. There are now 22,847 active cases of the ...

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