LONDON – Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in a U.K. patient. In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical sites … Continue reading HEALTH | Oxford And AstraZeneca Resume Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates health ministry reported on Friday 931 new daily cases of the coronavirus following a recent surge in infections that are near the highest since the pandemic broke out. Until last month, there had been a generally falling trend since the UAE’s new daily cases peaked at 994 in May, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | UAE Daily Coronavirus Cases Surge To Near Peak Level
SYDNEY – Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZenca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful, after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morris will say on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZenca foe … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say
PARIS | FRANCE – A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could hit France in November, a government advisor told local media on Wednesday, as the city of Marseille tightened restrictions to fight the outbreak. Authorities in Marseille said late on Tuesday that bars and restaurants would have shorter opening times, and they also broadened … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor
GENEVA - Just as millions of children are heading back to school, the World Health Organization says those aged 6 to 11 should wear masks in some cases to help fight the spread of coronavirus. The recommendation presented Monday follow the widespread belief that children under 12 are not considered as likely to propagate the … Continue reading health| WHO: Children Aged 6-To-11 Should Wear Masks At Times, Too
DUBAI | UAE -Kuwait will cancel the curfew imposed due to the coronavirus in all regions of the country on Sunday, August 30 at 3:AM local time, the cabinet said on Thursday in a statement.
GENEVA – A World Health Organization official on Tuesday described the COVID-19 pandemic as ‘one big wave’ and warned against complacency in the northern hemisphere summer since the infection does not share influenza’s tendency to follow seasons. WHO officials have been at pains to avoid describing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases like those in Hong … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Say COVID-19 Pandemic Is ‘One Big Wave’, Not Seasonal
MILAN – Moderna Inc’s vaccine against COVID-19 could be rolled out by the end of this year, U.S. officials said on Monday, after the drugmaker announced the start of a 30,000 – subject trial to demonstrate it is safe and effective, the final hurdle prior to approval by global regulators. The trial is the first … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready For Use By End Of Year, U.S. Says
JAKARTA - Indonesia reported 1,752 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing total cases to 84,882, its Health Ministry said. The number of fatalities from COVID-19 rose by 59 on Saturday to 4,016, ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.
NEW DELHI – India has withdrawn a planned reopening of the Taj Mahal, citing the risk of new coronavirus infections spreading in the northern city of Agra from visitors flocking to see the 17th century monument to love. Local authorities issued a new advisory late on Sunday ordering an extension of lockdown curbs on monuments … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | India Puts Back Taj Mahal Reopening Citing COVID-19 Risks