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Covid-19: What you need to know today – india news

On Wednesday, October 28, the world saw another grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) milestone. The number of new cases recorded that day crossed half a million — the first time this was happening. Both the New York Times database and worldometers.info show this. They also show that the trend continued on Thursday. According to the NYT database, the world saw 524,554 ...

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UK accelerates reviews of Pfizer and Astra-Oxford Covid-19 vaccines – world news

The UK’s drug regulator has started accelerated reviews of Covid-19 vaccines under development from Pfizer Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc, as Britain gets ready to approve the first successful shot as quickly as possible. The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency started a so-called rolling review of the Pfizer vaccine in recent weeks, according to a person with knowledge of ...

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Maharashtra not highest in new Covid-19 cases, Kerala is, reveals 7-day data – india news

For the past seven days, Maharashtra has not been reporting the highest number of daily cases in the country, with Kerala overtaking the state. And this is not a stray incident of a sudden spike in the number of daily cases. Health ministry data reveals this has become a trend in the last seven days between October 24 and October ...

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White House advisers warn of ‘unrelenting’ Covid-19 spread, ‘whole lot of pain’ – world news

The White House coronavirus task force has warned that much of the country is in the grips of an “unrelenting” rise in Covid-19 cases, urging tough countermeasures, while at least nine states on Thursday reported record daily increases in new infections. The hardest-hit regions in the West and Midwest encompass a number of battleground states expected to play a pivotal ...

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Covid-19 vaccine update: Brazil expects vaccine by June 2021, Russia temporarily pauses trials – world news

A worldwide hunt for a vaccine for the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease is underway, even as the global tally due to the infection has risen to more than 45 million, including 1.1 million deaths. While the caseload of the United States, the worst-hit country, is hurtling towards ten million, that of India, the second worst-hit country, has crossed eight million. Click ...

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Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine trial slows as demand for doses soar amid shortage – world news

Russia has temporarily paused the vaccination of new volunteers in its Covid-19 vaccine trial, staff at eight of 25 trial clinics said, with some citing high demand and a shortage of doses. However, the vaccine’s developer said the uptake of new participants had only slowed. At eight of the 25 Moscow clinics hosting the trial and inoculating volunteers, staff told ...

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First US Covid-19 vaccines could ship late December or early January: Anthony Fauci – world news

If all goes well, the first doses of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine will likely become available to some high-risk Americans in late December or early January, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, said on Thursday. Based on current projections from vaccine front-runners Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc, Americans will likely know “sometime in December whether ...

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‘Lockdown light’ declared in Germany to check rising Covid-19 cases – world news

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (local time) announced to begin a ‘lockdown light’ from November 2 amid a surge in Covid-19 cases. The measures are intended to limit contact as much as possible and stem the rapid spread of the virus, reported Euro News. “We must act, and now, to avoid an acute national health emergency. If infections continue ...

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Iran records highest daily Covid-19 deaths; Iraq’s tally over 460,000 – world news

Iran announced on Wednesday its highest daily figure of deaths related to the Covid-19 pandemic so far, after 415 people died in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, Iraq’s tally rose to 463,951. According to the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education’s website, 6,824 new infections were confirmed overnight, which takes the total number of cases to 588,648. After the ...

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US Elections 2020: It’s going to take lot of hard work to end Covid-19, says Joe Biden – world news

Focused firmly on Covid-19, Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign in the election homestretch “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch.” President Donald Trump, under attack for his handling of the worst health crisis in more than a century, breezily pledged on his final-week swing to “vanquish the virus.” The Democratic ...

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