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Moscow/Sputnik: Any safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 may not need to be administered annually, unlike vaccines for influenza, Dr. Richard Mihigo, the program area manager for immunization and vaccine development at the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, told Sputnik in an interview. more
New Zealand reports 3 new cases of COVID-19 on election day

Wellington/Xinhua: New Zealand reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

Chinese mainland reports 13 new imported COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland reported 13 new imported COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,097, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

WHO study shows Remdesivir has little effect in reducing COVID-19 mortality: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The antiviral drug remdesivir, which has been touted as a treatment for COVID-19, appears to have no substantial effect in reducing patient mortality, according to a fresh ...

Nearly 1,000 students test positive in one week at UK's Durham University

London/Xinhua: Almost 1,000 students and staff members at Durham University have tested positive for coronavirus within the past week, reported the university Thursday.

Donald Trump targets WHO, questions lockdown

Washington: US President Donald Trump recently slammed World Health Organization and said the Chinese dominated body  was “wrong about everything.”

Johnson & Johnson suspends COVID-19 vaccine trials in Brazil

Brasilia/Xinhua: The Janssen-Cilag company, the pharmaceutical division of US multinational Johnson & Johnson, temporarily suspended clinical trials in Brazil of a vaccine against the ...

WHO on Johnson&Johnson halting COVID vaccine trial: Safety paramount

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 ...

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 ...