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Bangladesh allows phase-3 trial of Chinese vaccine

DHAKA: For the second day in a row, the World Health organisation reported a record spike in global covid-19 cases, with 259,848 new cases in the last 24 hours. Most of the new cases were reported from the US, India, Brazil and South Africa. Bangladesh’s medical regulatory body on Sunday approved the final ...

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, daughter moved to COVID-19 ward

MUMBAI: Bollywood star and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been moved to a Mumbai hospital along with her eight-year-old daughter, nearly a week after they were revealed to have the coronavirus, media reports said. Her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan and superstar father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan are already in the ...

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Broad boosts England’s victory bid in second West Indies Test

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad revived England s hopes of a series-levelling victory in the second Test with a trio of new-ball wickets even as the West Indies avoided the follow-on at Old Trafford on Sunday. The veteran paceman took three wickets for one run in 14 balls as the West Indies were ...

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UN Needs Billions More to Give Coronavirus Aid Across the World

LONDON: The United Nations is increasing to $10.3 billion its appeal for humanitarian aid funding to handle the fallout from the coronavirus crisis around the world. Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in Geneva on Friday that “the number of people ...

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West Indies must try to win inside four days: Brian Lara

MANCHESTER: Batting great Brian Lara has said West Indies’ best chance of victory against England is to race out to an early lead and secure the win inside five days. All-rounder Jason Holder is part of the tourists’ impressive bowling attack but questions remain about their batting ahead of the ...

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Russia says deal to make UK-developed vaccine is on

MOSCOW: Russia will unveil a deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the pharmaceuticals giant and Oxford University, its wealth fund head said on Friday, adding this showed Moscow had no need to steal vaccine data. Britain, Canada and the United States said on Thursday that ...

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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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