Saturday, 10 April 2021

COVID-19

Major coronavirus breakthrough as UK find first drug

LONDON: A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a “major breakthrough” in the coronavirus pandemic. Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other ...

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Bairstow eyes England wicketkeeper role

LONDON: Jonny Bairstow believes he can regain his role as England s Test wicketkeeper as players prepare to go head-to-head for a place in the side to face the West Indies. England are gearing up for a three-Test series against the Caribbean side next month that will mark the return of ...

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Visitors to UK shops remained more than 80% lower in May

Mostly shoppers in UK high streets, retail parks and shopping centres in May were 81.6% lower that the same month a year ago as most non-food stores remained closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said. The footfall data showed a slight improvement on the 84.7% ...

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Mahira sends good wishes to Shahid Afridi

BIRMINGHAM: Mahira Khan has extended good wishes and offered prayers for the speedy recovery of former skipper Shahid Khan Afridi, who has contracted the novel coronavirus. Afridi took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal that he had been experiencing severe body aches for a few days, and that his Covid-19 ...

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Nepal police arrests three men for quarantine rape

KATHMANDU: Police in Nepal arrested three men on suspicion of gang raping a woman quarantined alone in an empty school, a case that has added to public anger over unsafe conditions for thousands of migrant workers forced into confinement over the coronavirus. Nepal requires those arriving from abroad to spend ...

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Germany takes 300m euro stake in firm developing vaccine

FRANKFURT: Germany will take a stake of about 23% in unlisted biotech firm CureVac by backing a 300 million euro ($337 million) capital increase to fund the company’s further development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The move was agreed with SAP co-founder Dietmar Hopp – who is an early backer and ...

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Britain records lowest daily virus toll since March

LONDON: Britain recorded 36 new deaths of people testing positive for the new coronavirus, the lowest daily toll since March 21, two days before the country went into lockdown, the government announced. “Yesterday, across the UK, only 36 deaths were recorded with coronavirus – the lowest since March 21,” Health ...

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PM Imran Khan clears cricket team’s England tour

MANCHESTER: Prime Minister Imran Khan has told Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani that the Pakistan team should go to England for the Test and T20 series as people want to see cricket and other sports activities to resume despite the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Imran Khan on today ...

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Pakistan’s Riaz ready for test return, if needed in England

MANCHESTER: Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz said he has agreed to return to test cricket if required for a series in England. The 34-year-old Riaz has taken 83 wickets in just 27 test matches since making his debut in 2010. He was among 29 players named for the three ...

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Gautam Gambhir wishes Shahid Afridi a speedy recovery

NEW DEHLI: Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi may not have enjoyed the best of relations on the cricket field, and may even share different political opinions, but the former India cricketer has wished Afridi a ‘speedy recovery’. Afridi, in a tweet on Saturday, had said that he had been tested ...

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