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Roche ‘disappointed’ with trial results for colitis drug

ZURICH: Roche Holding’s experimental drug etrolizumab did not fare well in late-stage clinical trials in treating people with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the Swiss drugmaker said. “Mixed results were seen in studies evaluating etrolizumab as an induction therapy, and both studies evaluating etrolizumab as a maintenance therapy failed to ...

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Abhishek Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19

BOLLYWOOD actor Abhishek Bachchan has been discharged from hospital after tested negative for coronavirus. The actor shared the news on social media along with a photo of his health care board from inside the isolation ward. He wrote: “I told you! Discharge plan: yes! This afternoon I tested COVID-19 NEGATIVE. ...

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US signs $1 billion vaccine deal with Johnson & Johnson

WASHINGTON: The US government announced a new $1 billion investment in a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson, guaranteeing 100 million doses. J&J, via its subsidiary Janssen, had already received $456 million in March. The new money will allow the company to ramp up production so that doses ...

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Coronavirus cases across world crosses 18.9 M

LONDON: The number of Coronavirus cases across the world has crossed 18.9 million while the pandemic has claimed more than 709,000 lives so far. More than 12.1 million patients have recovered from the disease across the world. There have been at least 306,200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United ...

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Big fines for infected Australians breaking quarantine orders

MELBOURNE: Hundreds of coronavirus-infected people in Australia’s worst-hit state have been caught flouting stay-at-home orders, authorities said Tuesday, prompting tougher fines. The southern state of Victoria has endured a second wave of infections over recent weeks that the government has partly blamed on people breaking rules that restrict travel. Residents ...

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Joint US military drills get thumbs down from Thais amid coronavirus

BANGKOK: This month’s joint US-Thai military exercises in Thailand have drawn criticism from Thais on social media after authorities announced that dozens of visiting American troops would be undergoing their mandatory 14-day quarantine in Bangkok hotels. Some 106 American soldiers will join three separate exercises from Aug. 18 to 30 ...

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100th Salzburg festival kicks off under virus restrictions

LONDON: While many theatres, opera houses and concert halls across the globe remain closed, one of the world’s most prestigious summer music festivals has opened in Austria this weekend – with strict anti-coronavirus measures in place. Organisers of the annual Salzburg Festival had originally planned a glittering array of 200 ...

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Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

MANILA: More than 27 million people in the Philippines – about a quarter of the population – will go back into lockdown Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus. Since the beginning of June, when much of the country emerged from one ...

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Berlin police break up rally as 20,000 protest virus restrictions

BERLIN: Police officers in Berlin broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers. The organizers of the rally were unable to ensure safety regulations were being followed, a police spokesman told dpa. The police broke up the event, attended ...

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England’s Broad says considered retirement after Southampton snub

LONDON: England’s Stuart Broad said he considered retiring after being omitted for last month s series opener against West Indies at Southampton. England s decision to go with James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the first match, which West Indies won by four wickets, snapped the 34-year-old Broad s run of ...

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