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Jofra Archer apologises for breaching virus bubble

MANCHESTER: England paceman Jofra Archer apologised after he was ruled out of the second West Indies Test for breaking coronavirus rules, dealing a blow to his side s chances of levelling the series. Both teams have been living in “bio-secure bubble” sites at the Ageas Bowl, the venue for last week s ...

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EU urges more flu vaccinations fearing COVID-19

BRUSSELS: The European Union executive urged member states to launch earlier and broader vaccination campaigns against flu this year to reduce the risk of simultaneous influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks in the autumn. The European Commission wants to head off the risk of hospitals being again overwhelmed by a surge of ...

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Russia claims to have developed ‘safe’ covid vaccine

MOSCOW: The Russian defence ministry said on it had developed a “safe” coronavirus vaccine following clinical trials on a group of volunteers. The ministry said 18 people had participated in the research and were discharged without “serious adverse events, health complaints, complications or side effects”. The results of the trials ...

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Shan Masood keen to make England tour ‘remarkable’

LONDON: Pakistani opener Shan Masood has said that he is keen to make his England tour ‘remarkable’ by playing match-winning innings for his side. “It is every player’s dream to play remarkable innings to help his team win the matches. I do have such plans and I am eager to ...

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Bangladesh Police force faces brunt of coronavirus

DHAKA: Coronavirus fatalities among Bangladesh’s police force hit 50 with one more death in the capital Dhaka. “A total of 50 colleagues have made the supreme sacrifice in the fight against the lethal virus,” Sohel Rana, spokesman of the police headquarters, told reporters. Nearly 13,000 others in the police force have ...

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Eden Gardens stadium to be used as Indian police quarantine centre

KOLKATA: Kolkata’s legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said. With the city’s hospitals under growing pressure, hundreds of beds are to be set up in the 80,000 capacity stadium that was used for the 1987 ...

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COVID-19 crisis may get ‘worse and worse and worse’ WHO

GENEVA/ZURICH: The World Health Organisation  warned that the new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director General Tedros ...

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Bus Driver Dies From Attack by Passengers Refusing to Wear Masks

LONDON: A group of men in the city of Bayonne, France attacked a local bus driver after they were asked to wear masks. According to a report from the Guardian, Philippe Monguillot, the 59-year-old bus driver, later died after being declared brain dead. The attack took place on Sunday, after Monguillot refused ...

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Serbia police detain dozens after fourth night of virus protests

BELGRADE: Serbian police have detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the ...

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