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London: Mask-wearing is associated with better control of COVID-19 transmission in the community, according to a study that links data from a survey of more than 300,000 people in the US with localised estimates of virus transmission based on the reproductive number (R), published today in The Lancet Digital Health journal. more
Norway issues coronavirus vaccine caution on elderly as 23 die days after vaccination

Oslo: Norway has cautioned against vaccinating the very old and terminally ill patients with Coronavirus vaccine after 23 people died in the country after a few days of the injection.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive in the nation, which is one of the worst Novel Coronavirus-hit count ...

Bangladesh registers 13 new COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Coronavirus has killed 13 more people in Bangladesh within 24 hours- in between Thursday and Friday- the lowest in eight months, according to a press release by the Department of H ...

Global scientists double down on SARS-CoV-2 variants research at WHO-hosted forum

New York: Global scientists are intensifying research into COVID-19, as the World Health Organization (WHO) moves to expand its scientific collaboration and monitoring of emerging variant ...

Scientists believe SARS-CoV-2 may resemble common cold in future 

New York: What is the endgame for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is causing worldwide devastation?

Brazil's COVID-19 case tally tops 8 million

Brasilia/Sputnik: The number of registered coronavirus cases in Brazil has topped 8 million, the country's Health Ministry said in a statement.

China blocks WHO team from entering to study origins of coronavirus, Tedros feels 'disappointed'

Geneva: The World Health Organization has said China blocked the arrival of its team to probe the origin of the COVID-19 disease which has now spread across the world.

Scientist warns covid vaccines may be ineffective against South African mutation

London: A leading scientist has warned that the vaccines might not work against the South African variant of the coronavirus.

Colorado confirms first known US case of COVID-19 variant detected in UK : Governor

Washington/Sputnik: Colorado has detected the first known US case of the mutated novel coronavirus (COVD-19) variant originally found in the United Kingdom, Governor Jared Polis said in a ...