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Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic, argues Malia Bouattia

Intensive care units in Pakistani hospitals are nearing capacity, with some patients being turned away, as a new wave of coronavirus takes hold.

Russia says Sputnik V <em>virus</em> vaccine 95% effective

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Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective

Overseas trials of the vaccine are taking place in the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Belarus and other countries.

Israel drops Saudi Arabia from <em>virus</em> quarantine list

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Israel drops Saudi Arabia from virus quarantine list

Israel's health ministry dismissed any link to Netanyahu's reported visit to the futuristic Red Sea city of Neom.

US surpasses 12 million Covid-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

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US surpasses 12 million Covid-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

The United States has officially surpassed 12 million Covid-19 cases

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G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, ...

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Donald Trump's son Don Jr positive for Covid-19

The incumbent US president's son tested positive for coronavirus.

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Trump joins APEC summit as China counters US protectionism

The incumbent US president made a rare appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

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US election uncertainty threatens 'human rights crisis': Amnesty

The human rights watchdog, which usually comments on votes in non-democratic states, delivered a rare statement on the United States' ...

WHO warns second wave of coronavirus across Middle East

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WHO warns second wave of coronavirus across Middle East

The World Health Organisation has warned that the Middle East should prepare for a second wave of covid-19, as countries across the world ...

Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

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Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

Firsat Sofi, Erbil's governor died of coronavirus at the age of 42.

Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

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Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human ...

Iran says to impose 'severe' <em>virus</em> restrictions

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Iran says to impose 'severe' virus restrictions

Iran announced "severe restrictions" across the country in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

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'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

Lebanon's interior minister was mocked after suggesting women start cooking following a suspension of food deliveries during the country's ...

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Turkey imposes weekend curfews to fight virus

Turkey has imposed restrictions to fight rising Covid-19 infections and growing deaths.

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WHO hails 'encouraging' Covid vaccine news

The World Health Organization chief hailed "encouraging" news about Covid-19 vaccines but expressed concern about surging cases in many ...

Gazans take coastal walks to escape 'double confinement'

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Gazans take coastal walks to escape 'double confinement'

Life in Gaza, controlled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, was mentally taxing even before the novel coronavirus outbreak brought ...

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WHO registers one-day record in new Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization's coronavirus dashboard on Sunday showed a record daily number of new Covid-19 cases over the weekend.

Boris Johnson self-isolating after contact tested Covid-positive

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Boris Johnson self-isolating after contact tested Covid-positive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after someone he was in contact with tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, a ...

Algerian president hospitalised with <em>virus</em> has 'finished treatment'

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Algerian president hospitalised with virus has 'finished treatment'

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, hospitalised in Germany since late last month after contracting the novel coronavirus, has finished ...

Iran opposition figure Mousavi tests positive for Covid-19

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Iran opposition figure Mousavi tests positive for Covid-19

Iranian opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard have tested positive for Covid-19 and their general health is "good".

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