Tag Archives: Communicable Diseases

Surge in South Korea coronavirus cases sparks hospital bed shortage concerns

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea recorded its 16th consecutive day of triple digit rises in new coronavirus cases on Saturday, extending a second wave of infections that is fanning concerns about a shortage of hospital beds in Seoul. FILE PHOTO: A woman undergoes a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a …

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Factbox: AstraZeneca’s potential coronavirus vaccine

(Reuters) – Trial data for AstraZeneca and University of Oxford’s possible coronavirus vaccine could be given to regulators this year, a scientist leading the trials said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock …

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China reports 12 coronavirus cases, seventh day without local transmission

FILE PHOTO: A worker scans a WeChat Pay QR code to buy a takeaway meal for lunch near a construction site, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 12 cases of the new coronavirus in the mainland for …

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Indonesia reports 2,037 new coronavirus cases – COVID-19 taskforce

Man wearing a protective mask walks past a mural as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia reported 2,037 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing its total tally to 153,535, data from the country’s COVID-19 taskforce showed. The Southeast …

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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by more than 2,000: RKI

FILE PHOTO: A sign reads “Social distance” as schools re-open after summer holidays and the lockdown due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Karl-Rehbein high school in Hanau, Germany, August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased …

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German institute says coronavirus vaccinations could start in early 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) – The head of Germany’s vaccines regulator said some groups of people living in Germany could be vaccinated early next year against the coronavirus that has killed almost 800,000 worldwide and wreaked havoc on the global economy. FILE PHOTO: Klaus Cichutek, German biochemist and Professor of Biochemistry at …

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New Zealand’s Ardern hits back at Trump over coronavirus ‘surge’

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hit back on Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump for saying her country is experiencing a “big surge” in COVID-19, calling the remarks “patently wrong”. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a joint press conference held with …

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Mexican president volunteers to try Russian coronavirus vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves as he arrives to hold a news conference at the presidential hangar, with the presidential plane in the background, at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres …

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China reports 43 new coronavirus cases in mainland vs 49 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective masks as they walk in a shopping street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in a historic part of Beijing, China, July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 43 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of …

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Australia’s Victoria declares disaster, sets curfew to curb COVID-19

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria declared a state of disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne as part of its harshest movement restrictions to date to contain a resurgent COVID-19. Near empty shelves are seen at the vegetable section of a …

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