US, Canada, Mexico COVID-19 travel ban extended By AFP | Last Updated: 14th August, 2020, 22:12

The United States has experienced a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and with more than 5.2 million infections has more than any other country in the world

US, Canada, Mexico COVID-19 travel ban extended

Thousands of Britons return from France to avoid quarantine Thousands of Britons return from France to avoid quarantine

For those who cannot work from home on their return, the mandatory self-quarantine could see them penalized further


New Zealand confirms new COVID-19 cases New Zealand confirms new COVID-19 cases

The new confirmed cases, all from community transmission, take the overall caseload total to 1,258


Coronavirus: Thousands return to UK to beat France quarantine Thousands in final rush to beat France quarantine

The 14-day isolation requirement applies to people arriving from the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba


Expert says human challenge trials are Expert says human challenge trials are "unethical"

Human challenge trials are “unnecessary, uninformative and unethical,” a former professor at Harvard Medical School said Friday


India’s COVID tally crosses 2.5 million with single-day spike of over 65k cases India’s COVID tally crosses 2.5 million

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that India is testing for three different vaccines for the novel coronavirus infection in the country


Global coronavirus death toll climbs to 763,357 Global coronavirus death toll climbs to 763,357

So far 21,354,710 coronavirus cases have been detected while 6,443,312 are active cases


US 2020: Postal service warns of delays in mail-in vote count US Postal Service warns of risks to mail-in votes

A record number of people are expected to vote by mail due to the pandemic


UK signs deals for 90 million coronavirus vaccine doses UK signs deals for 90 million coronavirus vaccine doses

The vaccines are being developed by the Belgian pharmaceutical company Janssen and the US biotech company Novavax


Inside the multibillion dollar vaccine race Inside the multibillion dollar vaccine race

Dozens of research teams around the world are working to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, using a mix of established techniques and new technologies


Covid-19: India now has 4th highest death toll Covid-19: India now has 4th highest death toll

More than 70 percent of the patients have recovered


Oxford coronavirus vaccine phase III trials to conclude by November, mass production expected by 2021 Oxford corona vaccine phase III trials to conclude by November

Currently, phase III clinical trials are being conducted in research facilities across UK, US, Brazil and South Africa


Virus-hit Mexico City reopens museums, cinemas Virus-hit Mexico City reopens museums, cinemas

At the iconic Soumaya Museum, security guards wearing face shields and gloves watch over mask-wearing visitors snapping selfies with artworks and wandering the near-empty hallways


Coronavirus: 5,415,666 cases, 170,415 deaths reported in US Coronavirus: 5,415,666 cases, 170,415 deaths reported in US

In US, New York has reported 32,805 fatalities, followed by New Jersey with 15,893 deaths, California 10,999 and Texas 9,771


WHO urges countries to gamble on shared vaccine search WHO urges countries to gamble on shared vaccine search

The World Health Organization insisted it was a smarter bet than the trillions of dollars being thrown at handling the consequences of the global pandemic


Coronavirus: India reports 2,461,542 cases, 48,153 deaths Coronavirus: India reports 2,461,542 cases, 48,153 deaths

So far 2,461,542 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed, while 661,543 are active cases


COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans: officials COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans: officials

The vaccine doses themselves will be paid for by the government


WHO says food safe from coronavirus WHO says food safe from coronavirus

The WHO said there was no need to panic — and there were no examples of the respiratory disease being transmitted through food


Global coronavirus death toll climbs to 757,440 Global coronavirus death toll climbs to 757,440

So far 21,068,345 coronavirus cases have been detected, 6,392,946 are active cases


France to be added to UK quarantine countries France to be added to UK quarantine countries

The Eurotunnel website is reportedly struggling to deal with the volume of inquiries


Africa begins continent-wide study of COVID-19 antibodies Africa begins continent-wide study of COVID-19 antibodies

Experts are eager to know the real number of COVID-19 cases in Africa, as confirmed cases and deaths have been relatively low


Australia records significant fall in new virus cases Australia records significant fall in new virus cases

Dozens have died during a second wave that struck after Australia appeared to have the epidemic in check


WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

The WHO says 28 of more than 150 potential vaccines are currently being actively tested on humans, among which six have reached Phase 3


China says frozen chicken wings from Brazil test positive for coronavirus China says frozen chicken wings from Brazil test positive for coronavirus

Consumers in the Chinese city of Shenzhen have been urged to exercise caution when buying imported frozen food


India’s Covid-19 cases reach 2.4 million India’s Covid-19 cases reach 2.4 million

The country has reported 66,999 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total Covid-19 cases to 2,396,637


Coronavirus in Europe: Infections surge in France, Germany and Spain European countries fight coronavirus surge

More than 1,200 cases are reported in Germany in the past 24 hours


Coronavirus: Russia calls international concern over vaccine 'groundless'

Russia rejects mounting Covid-19 vaccine concerns

Russian officials have said they plan to start mass vaccination in October


France sees most new daily virus cases since May France sees most new daily virus cases since May

At 2.2 percent, the weekly rate of positives was up from 1.6 percent the week before, confirming “increased viral circulation”, it added


Hand washing facilities must for safe reopening of schools: WHO Hand washing facilities must for safe reopening of schools: WHO

COVID-19 has created the largest disruption to education ever recorded, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students in more than 190 countries, according to UN data.


Global coronavirus death toll climbs to 747,258 Global coronavirus death toll climbs to 747,258

So far, 20,806,968 coronavirus cases have been detected while 6,353,019 are active cases


New Zealand coronavirus: 14 new Covid-19 cases reported New Zealand coronavirus: 14 new Covid-19 cases reported

A three-day lockdown was imposed in Auckland on Wednesday


'Hundreds dead' because of Covid-19 misinformation: Study



'Hundreds dead' because of Covid-19 misinformation: Study

A study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene says about 5,800 people were admitted to hospital as a result of false information on social media


Covid-19 vaccine to be ready for use in 14 days: Russian Minister Covid-19 vaccine to be ready for use in 14 days: Russian Minister

Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko has said that the first batch of the coronavirus vaccine will be produced and ready for use in just two weeks


Preparations for testing Russian corona vaccine to begin in Brazil Preparations for testing Russian corona vaccine to begin in Brazil

The Parana Institute of Technology (TECPAR) in Brazil will request technical documents for Russia’s coronavirus vaccine next week


Coronavirus recoveries cross 1 lakh mark in India’s Karnataka Coronavirus recoveries cross 1 lakh mark in Karnataka

With the new discharges, the total recoveries in the state of India rises to 1,05,599


Coronavirus: US records 5,305,957 cases, 167,749 deaths Coronavirus: US records 5,305,957 cases, 167,749 deaths

So far, 5,305,957 coronavirus cases have been detected  while  2,382,600 are active cases


Trump announces sixth vaccine contract, for 100 mn doses Trump announces sixth vaccine contract, for 100 mn doses

Moderna, in partnership with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), is conducting Phase 3 clinical trials of a vaccine candidate and manufacturing of vaccine doses will take place while the trials are underway


India reports 46,197 coronavirus deaths India reports 46,197 coronavirus deaths

So far, 2,330,327 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed while 644,109 are active cases


Australia’s worst-hit state ‘flattening’ virus curve Australia’s worst-hit state ‘flattening’ virus curve

Elsewhere in Australia, most regions are enjoying relaxed restrictions as they continue to report few or zero new cases of COVID-19


Chinese mainland reports 25 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Chinese mainland reports 25 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Six new imported cases have been reported in Guangdong, four in Shanghai, and one each in Inner Mongolia, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Sichuan, and Shaanxi

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