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Government starts providing COVID-19 vaccine to all above 18 years

The government has started providing the COVID-19 vaccine to all people above 18 years of age. Prior to this, the vaccination campaign was focused on the target groups, but now it is available for all. Joint Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said the ...

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Market in China’s Wuhan likely origin of COVID-19 outbreak – study

SINGAPORE, Nov 19: The first known COVID-19 case was a market vendor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, not an accountant who appeared to have no link to the market but whose case contributed to speculation the virus could have leaked from a lab, according to a U.S. study. The ...

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China fights biggest Delta outbreak as cases grow in city of Dalian

BEIJING, Nov 15: China is battling the spread of its biggest COVID-19 outbreak caused by the Delta variant, according to numbers announced on Monday, with travelers from a city where infections have grown faster than elsewhere in the country subject to tough quarantine rules in nearby areas. Chinese authorities said ...

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3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

LINCOLN, NOV 14: Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19. The zoo made the announcement in a Facebook post Friday, describing the deaths of the three leopards — named Ranney, Everest, and Makalu— as “truly heartbreaking.” The zoo began treating the leopards and ...

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Ecuador prison violence leaves at least 68 dead, dozens injured

GUAYAQUIL, Nov 14: At least 68 prisoners were killed and more than two dozen injured in overnight violence at Ecuador’s Penitenciaria del Litoral prison, the government said on Saturday, in what officials characterize as fights among rival gangs. The penitentiary, located in the southern city of Guayaquil, is the same ...

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Nepal records 317 cases, 279 recoveries and six deaths

Nepal recorded 317 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday along with 279 recoveries and six deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). As many as 12,653 samples were tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 301 PCR and 16 antigen ...

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WHO: Coronavirus cases declining everywhere except Europe

LONDON, Nov 11: The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that coronavirus deaths rose by 10% in Europe in the past week, making it the only world region where both COVID-19 cases and deaths are steadily increasing. It was the sixth consecutive week that the virus has risen across the continent. ...

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Pfizer asks FDA to OK COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

U.S., Nov 10: Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with holiday travel and gatherings. Older Americans and other groups particularly vulnerable to the virus have had access ...

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Analysis: COVID-19 pills are coming, but no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

CHICAGO, Nov 9: Oral antiviral pills from Merck & Co (MRK.N) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE have been shown to significantly blunt the worst outcomes of COVID-19 if taken early enough, but doctors warn vaccine hesitant people not to confuse the benefit of the treatments with prevention afforded by vaccines. While 72% of ...

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Global COVID-19 cases near 250 million as Delta surge eases

Worldwide cases due to COVID-19 were approaching 250 million on Sunday as the surge from the Delta variant eases and more normal trade and tourism resume, although some countries in eastern Europe are experiencing record outbreaks. Over the last three months, the daily average number of cases has fallen by ...

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