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  • 263,193 patients recover from COVID-19 in Pakistan

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    The total number of recovered persons from the virus has now reached 263,193. According to the latest statistics, there are now 16,599 active cases in the country. 730 people were tested positive and seventeen lost life due to the virus over the last twenty-four hours. 20631 tests were carried out during this period.

  • Coronavirus not completely eradicated from Pakistan: Asad Umar

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    Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Tuesday has said that the people have to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) as coronavirus has not completely eradicated from the country. Addressing a press conference, the minister said that the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is not making any victory announcement on just reduction in the virus ...

  • Russia becomes world's first country to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Putin

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    President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia has become the first country in the world to give regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after barely two months of human trials, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass inoculation of the Russian population, even as the final stage of clinical trials to test safety and ...

  • Pakistan’s success against coronavirus is unmatched: Bill Gates

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    Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, too is appreciative of Pakistan’s efforts to combat the coronavirus, saying the way the pandemic was controlled in country had no match in the world. In an interview to CNN, he said Pakistan fought the pandemic successfully when compared with India and Europe. “One would to admit that Pakistan achieved this success thanks to its excellent ...

  • South Korea finds new ‘mutated’ coronavirus

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    Reporting 28 more coronavirus infections on Monday, South Korea also said it had found three new cases of “mutated genome sequences” of the virus.  “Genetic mutations were detected to spike protein, the major surface protein of the virus, from the three COVID-19 imported cases – two from Pakistan and one from Uzbekistan,” the Yonhap News Agency reported. The ...

  • Bill Gates thinks coronavirus pandemic will last another year

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    Bill Gates and his wife Melinda’s Foundation have pledged millions of dollars to help fund vaccine research for a number of deadly diseases, including Covid-19, and have recently partnered with the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer to help distribute coronavirus vaccines to the world’s poorest countries. Tech billionaire turned philanthropist Bill Gates says that he is ...

  • 260,764 patients COVID-19 recoveries in Pakistan

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    The total number of recovered coronavirus patients in the country has reached 260,764 making it a significant count. According to the latest statistics, there are now 17,799 active cases in Pakistan. 539 new cases were reported over the last twenty-four hours and 15 deaths were reported during this period.

  • Global infection rally surpasses 19 million

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    More than 284,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people who have caught the disease to 19.1 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday. At the same time, 6,565 new coronavirus-related fatalities were registered globally over the given period, increasing the overall death toll to 716,075. The United States ...

  • China, India conduct trials for COVID-19 vaccines

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    A coronavirus vaccine developed by German firm BioNTech, whose co-founder is Turkish scientist Dr. Ugur Sahin, has started trials on humans in China after Germany and the US. Shanghai-based Fosun Pharma drug company started the first phase of clinical trials of the vaccine, called BNT162b1, according to Clinical Trials Arena, a website that focuses on reporting drug development and research ...

  • Brazil rapidly approaching 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

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    Mexico hit a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic Friday, crossing 50,000 deaths, while Brazil's death toll approaches 100,000.  Latin America coronavirus deaths reached 214,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. Brazil and Mexico account for 70% of deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean.     Brazil  The country reported 50,230 new cases of COVID-19 and ...

  • EU reimpose travel restriction for Moroccan nationals

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    EU countries decided Friday to remove Morocco from its free travel list granting entry to non-EU nationals to the bloc's territory.  The decision came a week after Algeria was removed from the green list. Residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay can travel without restrictions to the EU. Chinese visitors are also welcomed ...

  • India coronavirus cases pass two million

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    India’s official coronavirus case tally passed two million on Friday after a daily jump of more than 60,000. The South Asian giant becomes only the third country to reach the figure, after the United States and Brazil. The rate of spread in the world’s second-most populous country also appears to be increasing. India logged its first one million infections just three weeks ago. ...

  • Pakistan reports 17 deaths by coronavirus in one day as situation keeps improving

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    Pakistan has reported 17 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 282,645. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,052 on Friday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 782 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours. Province-wise Details Sindh remains the worst-hit ...

  • Latin America, Caribbean pass Europe in COVID-19 deaths

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    Latin America and the Caribbean have surpassed Europe in the number of coronavirus deaths, with more than 211,000.    Up to now, Europe had remained the hardest-hit region worldwide with 200,000 fatalities, most of them recorded in the early months of the pandemic.  The rise in the death toll in Latin America has been driven by Brazil’s sharp upturn in cases and deaths, while ...

  • Over 250,000 patients recover from coronavirus in Pakistan

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    The total number of recovered coronavirus patients in the country has reached 256,058 making it a significant count. According to the latest statistics, there are now 19,770 active cases in Pakistan. 727 new cases were reported over the last twenty-four hours. The death toll from the virus has reached 6035 with twenty-one new deaths reported over the last twenty-four hours.

  • Global coronavirus death toll tops 700,000

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    The death toll worldwide from the novel coronavirus rose to 700,647 on Wednesday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Data showed the total number of cases worldwide climbed to 18.54 million, with 11.13 recoveries. Brazil has the highest number of recoveries with more than 2.15 million, followed by the US with over 1.5 million.  While the US -- the only ...

  • French top body says 2nd COVID-19 wave ‘highly unlikely’

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    France's leading scientific body issued a sobering warning Tuesday amid a surge in coronavirus cases this summer and growing concerns over a second wave of infections.  The Scientific Council said another outbreak of COVID-19 was "highly likely" this autumn or winter as an uptick in cases in France over the last two weeks -- with 3,000 registered over the last three days alone -- has given ...

  • Israel sees over 1,800 new coronavirus cases

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    Israel on Tuesday confirmed another 1,801 infections and three fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Health Ministry, the total count of cases in the country has risen to 75,083, including 554 deaths, since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21. A total of 49,753 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, the ministry said. The COVID-19 pandemic has ...

  • Nigeria’s virus tally passes 44,000, deaths near 900

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    Nigeria’s coronavirus case count is now over 44,000, with the death toll just shy of 900, authorities said on Tuesday. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 288 more infections and eight fatalities were recorded in the country over the past 24 hours. “Till date, 44,129 cases have been confirmed, 20,663 cases have been discharged and 896 deaths have been recorded ...

  • Pakistan’s COVID-19 death toll soars to 5,999

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    The COVID-19 death toll in Pakistan has reached 5,999 after 15 more deaths in the country due to the fatal disease. The novel coronavirus infections and deaths gradually going down in Pakistan according to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC). In past 24 hours, 432 confirmed COVID-19 cases diagnosed and 15 more deaths were reported due to the virus. The ...

  • Coronavirus infections in Latin America surpasses 5 million

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    As new COVID-19 outbreaks are being confirmed in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia, countries across the world are reintroducing quarantine measures and imposing mandatory coronavirus test on arrivals from high-risk areas in order to curb the pandemic. At the moment, India is showing the highest daily increase in the number of those infected, occupying third place in the world with a ...

  • COVID-19 cases, deaths on rise in Brazil, Mexico

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    The novel coronavirus claimed 1,088 lives in Brazil and 784 in Mexico over the past 24 hours, according to health authorities on Sunday. In Brazil, the country hit second-hardest by the virus worldwide, the death toll climbed to 93,563, while the number of cases surged to over 2.7 million, including 45,392 infected over the past 24 hours. The number of recoveries in the country also topped 2 ...

  • Virus infections, deaths mount in Central Asia, Eurasia

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    Further coronavirus cases, virus-linked deaths, and recoveries were recorded in Central Asian and Eurasian countries on Sunday. New numbers were announced by the respective health authorities. Kazakhstan Kazakhstan reported 1,226 more infections, bringing its total to 91,593. Recoveries rose by 1,014 to reach 61,839. A total of 793 virus patients have died in the Central Asian country so far, ...

  • Latin America accounts for 30% of COVID-19 deaths

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    The World Health Organization reported Friday a record increase in global coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, with the total rising by 292,527 and the death toll surpassing 675,000. There is nearly 17.5 million infections and more than 677,000 deaths related to the COVID-19, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University. The US has the most deaths with 153,268, followed by Brazil with ...

  • COVID-19 cases nearly 1.9m in India

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    India on Saturday recorded over 57,000 more cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the overall infection tally to nearly 1.7 million. According to the Health Ministry, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India climbed to 1,695,988, including 764 who had died of the disease over the last day. Figures from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed that ...

  • Must learn to live with COVID-19: WHO

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    The World Health Organization noted Friday that the world must learn to live with the coronavirus and fight it with the tools it has, despite efforts to develop a vaccine going on at record speed. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the remarks at a high-level committee meeting six months after it declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. "It's sobering to think that six months ago ...

  • Global COVID-19 recoveries cross 10 million mark

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    More than 10 million people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide, the running tally of the US' Johns Hopkins University showed Thursday. According to data, a total of 10,077,776 patients won their battle against the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The number of cases stood at 17,219,767 while the global death toll hit 672,009 Brazil has the highest number of recoveries with more than ...

  • Brazil surpasses 90,000 COVID-19 deaths

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    Coronavirus continues to spread in Latin America and the Caribbean on Wednesday with more than 4.5 million cases recorded in the region and more than 190,000 deaths, according to data compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.   Brazil Health officials said a daily record was set Wednesday for cases and deaths, with 70,074 infections and 1,595 fatalities. The South American country ...

  • Brazil, Mexico report more deaths from coronavirus

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    The novel coronavirus claimed 921 lives in Brazil and 737 in Mexico over the past 24 hours, according to health authorities on Wednesday. In Brazil, the second worst-hit country from the virus, the death toll reached 88,539 with latest fatalities, while the number of cases surged to nearly 2.5 million, with 40,816 additions over the past 24 hours. The number of recoveries also surpassed 1.66 ...