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WHO concerned over rising virus cases in Europe

COPENHAGEN: The European chapter of the World Health Organization on Friday expressed concern over the resurgence of new coronavirus cases on the continent, saying countries should impose tighter restrictions if necessary. The number of infections in Europe crossed three million on Thursday, a fifth of the world’s more than 15 ...

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audEERING develops coughing app to detect coronavirus

BERLIN: A German tech company is in the process of developing an app aimed at detecting coronavirus using the sounds of coughing and sneezing as well as voice recognition. The firm audEERING, based in the southern state of Bavaria, is banking on audio artificial intelligence as a means of containment ...

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Three COVID cases as S Africa women prepare for England tour

CAPE TOWN: Three members of the South African women’s cricket team tested positive for the COVID-19 virus ahead of assembling for a training camp to prepare of a proposed tour of England. Cricket South Africa on Friday said a total of 34 tests were conducted on the players and support ...

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Plastic pollution flowing into oceans to triple by 2040

SINGAPORE: The amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean and killing marine life could triple in the next 20 years, unless companies and governments can drastically reduce plastic production, a new study published on said. Single-use plastic consumption has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Solid ...

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Scientists says airborne coronavirus may lead to infections

WASHINGTON: For month, scientists have believed that the coronavirus can become spread through microdroplets expelled by patients when they speak and breathe, but until now there was no proof that these tiny particles are infectious. A new study by scientists at the University of Nebraska that was uploaded to a ...

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40 million children worldwide miss out on basic education due to coronavirus

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said that the closing of educational facilities due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in at least 40 million preschool students worldwide missing out on learning and development. “Education disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are preventing children from getting their education off ...

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COVID-19 patient dies after giving birth while on ventilator

MINNESOTA: A Minnesota father is in mourning after his wife died of COVID-19 complications on July 19. She had just previously given birth to a healthy baby via C-section. Juan Duran’s wife, Aurora, who was pregnant with her third child, was admitted to North Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn Center located ...

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Katrina Kaif team up for upcoming film ‘Phone Bhoot’

BOLLYWOOD actors Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi announced that they are all set to team up for an upcoming horror-comedy film ‘Phone Booth’. The trio took to Instagram to share the first look of the film with their fans and announced that the film will release in 2021. ...

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UK secures 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines

LONDON: UK government said Monday it has secured access to 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines in deals with biotech firms BioNTech, Pfizer and Valneva. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said Britain would now have access to three different types of vaccines being developed domestically and around the world, and ...

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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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