Thursday, 21 January 2021

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UK to introduce covid-19 vaccine next week

LONDON: Britain on Wednesday became the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech’s drug from next week in a historic advance for humanity’s fightback against the coronavirus. “Help is on its way,” health secretary Matt Hancock tweeted as his department announced ...

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Australia exits first recession in almost 30 years

SYDNEY: Australia has exited its first recession in almost 30 years, after official figures on Wednesday showed the economy grew 3.3 percent in July-September compared with the coronavirus-hit previous quarter. With local transmission of Covid-19 largely under control, official data showed businesses have begun to rebound and consumer spending has ...

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Pakistan team reach New Zealand, to remain in quarantine for 14 days

AUCKLAND: Pakistan cricket team have Tuesday reached New Zealand to play three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and two Test matches against the Kiwis. The 54-member squad – including players and support staff – landed in Auckland and then reached Christchurch. All members will remain under complete isolation for three days during ...

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Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

PARIS: France is expected to loosen its coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday as the boss of a major airline said proof of vaccination will likely become the only way people can fly in a post-pandemic world. Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but ...

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Frankfurt cancels Christmas market over virus spike

BERLIN: The German city of Frankfurt has become the latest to cancel its traditional Christmas market as the nation struggles to halt an alarming rise in coronavirus infections. “Frankfurt is pulling the corona emergency brake,” the bestselling Bild daily wrote after city officials made the decision in emergency talks. The ...

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Emergency declared in Spain; global virus cases soar

MADRID: Spain declared a national state of emergency to tackle a second coronavirus wave as the World Health Organisation reported a third straight day of record new infections across the world. The WHO has warned that some countries are on a “dangerous track”, with too many witnessing an exponential increase ...

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COVID – Kumail Nanjiani feel hopeless and helpless today

HOLLYWOOD: Pakistani-American comedian turned actor Kumail Nanjiani is feeling sombre, as he opens up about the fears of coronavirus and the constant state of worry the pandemic has put him in. Expressing concern regarding the lack of action being taken, the actor penned down his troubled feelings, helpless with the ...

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Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu

LONDON: The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the ...

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British Indian COVID-19 patients face higher death risk

LONDON: Male and Female belonging Indian ethnicity communities in England and Wales are roughly 50-75 per cent more likely to die with COVID-19 than white men and women, according to a latest statistical analysis released in London on Friday. The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which concluded a similar ethnic ...

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Wins Landslide Victory

WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election Saturday. Her re-election is believed to be the result of her success at handling the country’s COVID-19 outbreak. With 87% of the votes counted, Ardern’s center-left Labour Party has won 48.9% of the vote. The vote ...

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