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New cases of covid-19 decreased 16% last week

The number of new cases of covid-19 recorded in the world decreased by 16% last week, to 2.7 million, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday night (16) The number of new deaths reported has also decreased 10% from the previous week, according to the WHO…
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North Korea tried to hack Pfizer systems

North Korean hackers tried to break into the systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to find information about the vaccine and treatments for the coronavirus, media reported on Tuesday, citing South Korean intelligence. The National Intelligence Service (NIS)…
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Time to wear a better mask, experts say

As new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus spread, experts say it’s time to consider using a medical-grade respirator, or wearing a surgical and cloth mask together Scientists have agreed for some time the main way the virus is spread is through the air…
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Virus team visits China lab as poorer nations get vaccine boost

International experts on Wednesday inspected a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan that some US officials had suggested was the source of the coronavirus, as plans were firmed up to distribute vaccines to poorer nations The World Health Organization-backed Covax scheme said it…
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Mexican president says he has Covid-19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild “I regret to inform you that I am infected with Covid-19. The symptoms are mild but I am already undergoing medical…
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Brazil awaiting 2 million vaccine doses from India

The Brazilian government said Thursday that a shipment of two million doses of the British AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine was finally set to arrive in the country from India. The delivery Friday would be a much-needed boost to Brazil’s vaccination…
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EU member states agree to boost antigen testing

The Member States of the European Union unanimously agreed on Thursday to a recommendation establishing a common framework for the use of rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 and mutual recognition of results throughout the Union. According to a note released earlier this…