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Britain imposes 6-month curbs against second wave

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19 with restrictions lasting probably six months. After government scientists cautioned that deaths may soar without urgent action, Johnson ...

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Malaika Arora Blessed to have overcome coronavirus

BOLLYWOOD: Expressing her gratitude towards healthcare workers, actor-host Malaika Arora on Sunday said she has overcome coronavirus with “minimum pain and discomfort”. The Bollywood diva, who announced her Covid-19 diagnosis on September 7, took to Instagram to give a health update to fans and followers. “M finally out of my ...

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UK imposes up to $13,000 fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

LONDON: People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under tough new regulations announced to tackle a surge in cases. The rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for ...

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PLACES OF WORSHIP URGED TO PREPARE FOR NHS COVID-19 APP 

Places of worship across England and Wales are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers and visitors who have downloaded the new NHS Covid-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in. The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS ...

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France to implement extra Covid-19 measures as cases climb

PARIS: France is to implement extra measures to curb the Covid-19 epidemic in the cities of Lyon and Nice, the health minister said, adding to the three other regions deemed as virus “red zones” where additional measures are already in place. The country registered more than 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus ...

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Facebook lets friends watch shows together while apart

LONDON: Coronavirus lockdowns have led to a sharp increase in virtual watch parties as a way to get together with friends, and Facebook is getting in on the action. The world’s largest social network launched Watch Together, a free feature it is rolling out globally on its Messenger communication platform. ...

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Facebook Launches Climate Change Information Center

LONDON: Facebook launched a climate science information center to elevate credible sources on climate change, as critics question its role in the spread of misinformation on the issue. Facebook said the project is modelled on its COVID-19 Information Center and launched a similar feature last month on voting in preparation ...

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Fast, portable COVID-19 test could bypass lab

As COVID-19 continues to spread, bottlenecks in supplies and laboratory personnel have led to long waiting times for results in some areas. In a new study, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers have demonstrated a prototype of a rapid COVID-19 molecular test and a simple-to-use, portable instrument for reading the results ...

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Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor test positive for coronavirus

BOLLYWOOD star couple Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor have tested positive for coronavirus. Arjun first, broke out the news to his fans and followers. “It is my duty to inform all of you that I have tested positive for coronavirus. I’m feeling ok and I’m asymptomatic. I have isolated myself ...

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COVID robocop: The droid that reminds you to wear your mask

LONDON: Engineers have developed a robot that can detect whether people are wearing a mask to guard against COVID-19 and, if not, politely remind them to put one on. The feature is an upgrade of Pepper, a 120 cm high robot with human-like features that is already in operation in ...

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