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Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide tops 12 million

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide crossed the 12-million benchmark on Thursday, according to the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The organization, which calculates its own statistics on …

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The bubonic plague is back again

Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the Black Death pandemic, CNN reports in its article  …

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Scientists demand WHO admit coronavirus is airborne

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus can linger in smaller particles in the air and infect people indoors, which could mean that masks may be required while inside. The new findings have prompted …

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India overtakes Russia as 3rd-highest COVID-19

India’s coronavirus epidemic became the third biggest in the world as infections surged after the nation eased containment measures to reverse an economic collapse that has left millions destitute. The Asian nation reported a …

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U.S. COVID-19 cases set new daily record

Coronavirus cases in the United States rose by over 48,000 on Wednesday, the biggest daily increase since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally. The number of U.S. COVID-19 infections has surged over the past week, …

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U.N. Security Council backs call for coronavirus truce

The U.N. Security Council finally backed U.N. chief Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for a global truce amid the coronavirus pandemic, adopting a resolution after months of talks to win a compromise between the United States and China. …

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UV-C radiation can inactivate coronavirus: research

Signify, a global brand in professional and consumer lighting, and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University in the US have conducted research that validates the effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C …

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WHO: Europe records uptick in weekly COVID-19 cases

Europe recorded a rise in weekly COVID-19 cases for the first time in months as restrictions are being eased across the continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. "Last week, Europe saw an increase in weekly …

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Ukraine sets new daily COVID-19 record

Ukraine is setting a new record-high of coronavirus cases identified over a 24-hour period for the second day running, as 994 people contracted the virus over the past 24 hours, while 940 new infections were reported yesterday, the Ukrainian …

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World's No. 1 tennis player tests positive for COVID-19

Novak Djokovic, the men’s world number one tennis player, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and then apologised to all individuals who contracted the virus after playing in an exhibition tournament he organised in Serbia and …

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Russia confirms 7,600 new COVID-19 cases in the past day

Some 7,600 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Russia in the past day, taking the total case tally to 592,280, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said. According to the crisis center, the daily growth in cases was 1.3% versus 1.34% a …

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Over 4 million people recover from COVID-19 globally

More than 4 million individuals have recovered from COVID-19 around the world, days after 8 million cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed globally, according to the most recent data available from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource …

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