Tag Archives: Infectious diseases

Brazil registers 74,042 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, 2,311 deaths

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: Students wait to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a vaccination event for teenagers at Barao do Rio Branco public school in Betim, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Washington Alves BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil has reported 74,042 new …

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Japan Inc joins COVID-19 vaccination push as Olympics loom

[ad_1] TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese corporate giants are joining the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination effort ahead of the Olympic Games as the government struggles to meet its inoculation targets amid fears of a resurgence of infections. Thousands of corporations from Toyota Motor Corp to telecom and investing outfit SoftBank Group Corp …

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Israel to send 1M coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians

[ad_1] Israel says it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the Palestinians expect to receive later this year By JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press June 18, 2021, 10:35 AM • 3 min read Share to …

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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 1,076 – RKI

[ad_1] BERLIN, June 18 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,076 to 3,720,031, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday. The reported death toll rose by 91 to 90,270, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by …

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Sydney reinstates masks to contain Delta COVID-19 variant

[ad_1] SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) reverted on Friday to making the wearing of masks mandatory on public transport in Sydney, as a cluster of the highly-infectious coronavirus Delta variant expanded to a fourth person. FILE PHOTO: Medical workers administer tests at the Bondi Beach drive-through coronavirus …

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Britain reports steep rise in weekly Delta variant cases

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has reported another steep rise in the weekly reported cases of the Delta coronavirus variant, Public Health England data showed on Friday, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided to delay the final lifting of lockdown restrictions. PHE said there had been 33,630 new cases of …

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Sydney reinstates masks to contain Delta COVID-19 variant

[ad_1] SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) reverted on Friday to making the wearing of masks mandatory on public transport in Sydney, as a cluster of the highly-infectious coronavirus Delta variant expanded to a fourth person. FILE PHOTO: Medical workers administer tests at the Bondi Beach drive-through coronavirus …

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Moscow facing new aggressive coronavirus variant, mayor says

[ad_1] By Tom Balmforth, Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW (Reuters) -Moscow is facing a new coronavirus variant that is more aggressive and infectious, and the situation in the city is rapidly deteriorating, its mayor said on Thursday. The Russian capital reported 7,704 new infections on Sunday, the most in a single day …

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Hundreds of vaccinated Indonesian health workers get COVID-19, dozens in hospital

[ad_1] JAKARTA (Reuters) -More than 350 doctors and medical workers have caught COVID-19 in Indonesia despite being vaccinated with Sinovac and dozens have been hospitalised, officials said, as concerns grow about the efficacy of some vaccines against more infectious variants. Healthcare workers wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) get ready to …

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