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Vladimir Putin, Vaccine, coronavirus, COVID-19, Russia vaccine

Putin says Russia is ‘first’ to develop coronavirus vaccine

Story by AFP President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the...

New Zealand, Coronavirus, COVID-19

New Zealand announces return of coronavirus after 102 days

Story by AFP New Zealand announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections in 102 days on Tuesday, prompting the country’s prime minister to issue a...

Bill Gates, coronavirus, COVID-19, Pakistan

Bill Gates appreciates ‘flattening of Covid-19 curve’ in Pakistan

Microsoft founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates on Aug 10 acknowledged the flattening of coronavirus curve in Pakistan. In an interview with CNN, Gates noted that...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, expert

Top expert warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective

Story by Reuters An approved coronavirus vaccine could end up being effective only 50-60% of the time, meaning public health measures will still be needed to keep the...

Pakistan, coronavirus, COVID-19, Asad Umar

Corona threat persists, but Pakistan goes ahead with reopening all businesses

Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said on Thursday (August 6) dine-in restaurants and beauty salons would reopen across Pakistan on August 10. Umar added that...

Pakistan, business, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Business confidence declines in Pakistan – here’s why

The aftereffects of coronavirus are still impacting the Pakistan economy while investors see a visible shake in business confidence due to the COVID-19. According to...

United States, COVID-19, patients

US loses ability to trace Covid-19 patients

The soaring number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has far outstripped many local health departments’ ability to trace the contacts of those infected, a step...

Coronavirus, test, COVID-19, United Kingdom, UK

UK to roll out 90-minute coronavirus tests

Story by Reuters The British government will roll out millions of coronavirus tests which will be able to detect the within 90 minutes, the country’s health minister...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, fitness

Is it true fit people are not immune to COVID-19?

A post shared thousands of times on Facebook claims the novel coronavirus does not affect people who are very fit or thin. This is false; the pandemic has shown that...

WHO, coronavirus

WHO warns coronavirus pandemic likely to be ‘lengthy’

Story by AFP The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday (Aug 1) warned that the coronavirus pandemic will be lengthy and can lead to “response fatigue”.  Six...