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Brazil COVID-19 death toll hits 27,878, surpassing hard-hit Spain

Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. The epicenter of the South American coronavirus outbreak, Brazil saw 1,124 deaths in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said. It […]


India’s foreign ministry asks some officials to quarantine after two positive for virus

NEW DELHI – At least two people working at India’s foreign affairs ministry have tested positive for COVID-19, and the government has asked several officials to self quarantine as a precaution, according to a source and internal e-mails seen by Reuters. One person who tested positive worked as […]

India’s Sun Pharma to conduct clinical trial of pancreatitis drug in COVID-19 patients

BENGALURU – Drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Friday that it received Indian regulatory approval to start clinical trials of pancreatitis drug nafamostat mesilate in COVID-19 patients. “Nafamostat (has been) identified as a potential candidate for COVID-19 patients by scientists at University of Tokyo and Leibniz Institute […]

New Zealand near eradication, but virus has grim global hold

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand on Friday had all but eradicated the coronavirus from its shores with just one person in the nation of 5 million known to be still infected, but developments elsewhere were generally grim, with India reporting another record increase in cases and Pakistan […]

India to help migrant workers leave cities, but infections mount

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR – India will run more special trains and buses to allow millions of distressed migrant workers to leave big cities, the federal government said on Tuesday, as concerns grew in some states over rising infections from those returning home. Workers are walking long distances to their […]

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in early study, shares soar

Moderna Inc said on Monday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine showed promise in a small early-stage trial, with the vaccine producing virus-neutralizing antibodies similar to that found in recovered patients, sending shares soaring 25%. The company’s vaccine is at the forefront of the efforts in developing a treatment for […]

Supermarket or petrol station more dangerous than football, says Bruce

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce believes going to the supermarket or petrol station could pose a greater a risk of coronavirus than a return to football given the strict measures put in place to protect players. However, Bruce warned his squad could “fall down like a pack of cards” […]

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