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Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization believes that safety in research is crucial and is pleased to see developers acting by the rules, the WHO spokesperson told Sputnik regarding Johnson&Johnson suspending its vaccine trials. more
WHO expects to see COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020 at the earliest

Washington/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that a vaccine against the coronavirus disease will be ready for registration by the end of 2020 or early next year at the ...

Herd immunity, an 'unethical' COVID-19 strategy, Tedros warns policymakers

New York: Using the principle of so-called “herd immunity” to stem the COVID-19 pandemic is “unethical” and “not an option” countries should pursue to ...

Johnson and Johnson temporarily halts COVID-19 vaccine trial after participant falls ill 

Washington: Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it has halted its CVID-19 vaccine trial after one of the participants became sick.

Only daily washing of cloth masks may make it protective against COVID-19: Study

Sydney: A new publication from researchers at UNSW Sydney recommends daily washing of cloth masks to reduce the likelihood of contamination and transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces

Canberra: Researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces i ...

New Zealand reports no new cases of COVID-19

Wellington/Xinhua: New Zealand reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The country's total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,515, which is the number report ...

Donald Trump's doctor says president "no longer" a transmission risk

Washington/Xinhua: US President Donald Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 1, is "no longer considered a transmission risk to others," his doctor said on Saturday as ...

UK records another 15,166 coronavirus cases with 81 deaths

London/Xinhua: Another 15,166 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 590,844, according to official figures ...

Israeli researchers developing antibody cocktail to treat, prevent COVID-19

Jerusalem/Xinhua: Israeli researchers have been developing an antibody cocktail to treat and prevent COVID-19, Tel Aviv University (TAU) in central Israel said on Sunday.