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China aims to vaccinate 40% of population by end-July -senior adviser (nationalpost.com)

BEIJING — China aims to vaccinate 40% of its population against COVID-19 by the end of July, a senior health adviser told Reuters on Tuesday, requiring a significant increase in inoculations even as it ramps up exports of vaccines. Zhong Nansha ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:53:54

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Twitter to block users tweeting misinformation about Covid-19 vaccine (business-standard.com)

Twitter has announced to label Tweets that may contain misleading information around Covid vaccinations and will permanently suspend repeated offenders. ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:52:00

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Covid-19 vaccines needed to be rescued by boat as heavy rain caused flooding in Kentucky (cnn.com)

A batch of Covid-19 vaccines had to be rescued by boat after heavy rains threatened the power supply at a Kentucky health facility, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:40:00

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Health Minister Harsh Vardhan gets Covid vaccine shot in phase 2 of inoculation drive (livemint.com)

The Union health minister was administered the Covid-19 vaccine shot at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:18:11

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Nashville music club owners recall night the music died (independent.co.uk)

It has been nearly a year since dual tragedies descended on Nashville, Tennessee: a deadly tornado that killed people in their sleep and the coronavirus pandemic ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:14:48

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Coronavirus: President Xi offers China’s vaccines and a bigger market for farm goods to Poland (scmp.com)

China is willing to offer coronavirus vaccines to Poland and buy more agricultural products from the country, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Polish counterpart in Beijing’s latest effort to seek closer ties with Central and Eastern European co ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:14:09

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Victims of anti-Asian attacks reflect a year into pandemic (independent.co.uk)

Asian American have faced a dangerous climate since the coronavirus entered the U.S. a year ago ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:10:19

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Scott Morrison calls in the Army to help with Australia's coronavirus vaccine rollout (dailymail.co.uk)

The Australian Defence Force has been enlisted to help vaccinate elderly Australians living in aged care in mainly regional areas. ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:07:27

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Covid-19: Can more mayors heal the 'North-South divide'? (bbc.co.uk)

Local leaders are pushing for more devolution, as England eases out of lockdown. ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:02:50

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Ravi Shastri receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad (business-standard.com)

The Indian cricket team's head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a city hospital here. Shastri, who is 58, thanked the staff at the Apollo Hospital for their co-operation and support. "Got the first dose ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:01:00

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Data on long Covid in UK children is cause for concern, scientists say (theguardian.com)

With lack of vaccinations and schools in England set to reopen cases must not be ignored, experts warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have warned that emerging data on long Covid in children should not be ignore ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:00:40

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Fossil fuel emissions in danger of surpassing pre-Covid levels (theguardian.com)

International Energy Agency data shows steady climb over second half of 2020 Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world has only a few months to prevent the energy industry’s carbon emissions from surpassing pre-pandemic le ...

Published on 2021-03-02 06:00:40

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong expands testing notifications for those who used government app at K11 Musea; city expects fewer than 10 new cases (scmp.com)

Visitors who used the government’s coronavirus risk-exposure app in stores at a Hong Kong shopping centre hit by a growing outbreak have been notified they need to be tested as soon as possible, the IT minister has said, while the city was expecting ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:56:26

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Covid-19: Apple reopens all 270 retail stores in US after almost a year (business-standard.com)

It was on March 13, 2020 when Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:43:00

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CDC warns that all recent COVID-19 gains can be lost due to new variants (foxnews.com)

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday that she is concerned about the virus’ variants and said the recent ground the country made in combating the disease could be lost. ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:40:13

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BJP Lok Sabha MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passes away (livemint.com)

The six-term MP, who was suffering from COVID-19 and was airlifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram last month in a serious condition ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:26:00

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COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally (independent.co.uk)

A new report by the Geneva-based Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center has identified more than 1,100 threats or acts of violence against health care workers and facilities last year ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:25:55

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WA could keep border checks and tracking post-Covid to stem flow of drugs (theguardian.com)

Premier Mark McGowan says he is not ruling out continued use of the G2G tracking pass as a result of the state’s fall in drug importationWestern Australia could maintain border checks and tracking of anyone who enters the state even after the Covid-1 ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:25:52

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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill (independent.co.uk)

Democrats’ hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their huge COVID-19 relief bill seem all but dead ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:16:44

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Indonesia says identifies two cases of British COVID-19 variant (nationalpost.com)

JAKARTA — Indonesia has detected two cases of the more infectious COVID-19 variant first discovered in Britain, the spokesman for the country’s COVID-19 task force said on Tuesday. Wiku Adisasmito declined to comment further on the new va ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:16:36

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New York Governor Cuomo hires defense lawyer in nursing home probe (nationalpost.com)

NEW YORK — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has retained a prominent white-collar criminal defense lawyer to represent his office in a federal investigation into the state’s misreporting of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents, a sp ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:15:54

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Japan receives 526,500 doses in third batch of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine (business-standard.com)

Japan has received its third batch of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, with the shipment containing up to 526,500 doses developed by US pharmaceutical giant and its German partner BioNTech ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:10:00

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Tennis-Murray feels like playing for his career in every match (nationalpost.com)

Andy Murray feels like he’s playing for his career every time he takes the court after recent losses to lowly ranked opponents, but the injury-ravaged former world number says he plans to meet the challenge head on. The three-time Grand Slam wi ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:02:02

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Covid-19: why are we feeling burnt out? (theguardian.com)

It’s getting towards a year since the UK first went into lockdown. That’s almost 12 months of home-schooling, staying in at the weekends, and not being able to see groups of friends and family in person. For many, the pandemic has also brought grief, ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:00:39

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Analysis: Biden must balance the horror of Covid-19 with the hope to come (cnn.com)

It may not feel like it right now after a horrific winter, but America has never experienced a moment this hopeful since the pandemic began. ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:00:31

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Biden must balance the horror of Covid-19 with the hope to come (cnn.com)

It may not feel like it right now after a horrific winter, but America has never experienced a moment this hopeful since the pandemic began. ...

Published on 2021-03-02 05:00:31

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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill (business-standard.com)

"At this moment, we may not have a path but I hope we can find one" for pushing the federal pay floor to USD 15 an hour, said No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of Illinois ...

Published on 2021-03-02 04:59:00

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Covid-19: India records 12,286 infections, 91 fatalities in 24 hours (business-standard.com)

The recoveries have surged to 1,07,98,921, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday ...

Published on 2021-03-02 04:50:00

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Coronavirus India: Over 1.48 crore people vaccinated, active tally at 1.68 lakh (livemint.com)

The total number of cases reported in the country now stands at 1,11,24,527 ...

Published on 2021-03-02 04:42:51

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 114.4 million: Johns Hopkins University (business-standard.com)

The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 114.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.53 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University ...

Published on 2021-03-02 04:38:00

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