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WHO rejects China foreign food coronavirus idea

The World Health Organisation is not following up on claims that the novel coronavirus may have originally reached China through foreign frozen food, UN health agency expert Peter Embarek says, dismissing a Chinese theory. The WHO …

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Turkey to gradually start easing COVID-19 restrictions

Turkey will gradually start easing restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus as of March, the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "We are starting the gradual normalization process as of the …

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UK Covid-19 variant reaches Iran

A UK Covid-19 variant has spread in Iran, Iranian Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Said Namaki reported. He noted that new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Tehran, Abyek, Hashgerd and Alborz province. …

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Bahrain approves Russia’s Sputnik V jab

Bahrain has authorized the use of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, Al Arabiya TV channel reported. According to the channel, the country issued emergency use authorization for the Russian shot. In late …

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Iran starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Iran began its vaccination campaign against Covid-19 on Tuesday to fight the Middle East's deadliest outbreak of the illness, images broadcast by state television showed. "We begin our national vaccination against the Covid-19 …

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Turkey reports over 8,000 new COVID-19 infections

Turkey on Monday reported 8,103 additional coronavirus cases, including 632 symptomatic patients, according to the Turkish Health Ministry. The country's case tally passed 2.53 million, while the nationwide death toll reached …

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Turkey reports over 6,600 new COVID-19 infections

Turkey on Sunday reported 6,670 additional coronavirus cases, including 623 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The country's case tally passed 2.53 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 26,797, with …

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Iran unveils second COVID-19 vaccine

Iran's Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute (RVSRI) unveiled its first injectable-inhaled vaccine of Covid-19 recombinant protein, "Rzai Covo-Pars". Addressing the unveiling ceremony, Iranian Minister of …

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Myanmar approves Sputnik V Covid vaccine

Myanmar has approved Russia'sSputnik V vaccine against the new coronavirus, the Russian Direct Investments Fund said on Saturday on official Twitter account for the vaccine, Yahoo Finance informs. "Myanmar becomes the 21st …

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Israel extends COVID-19 lockdown

Israel has extended its third COVID-19 lockdown to Sunday, at which point nationwide curbs will be eased slowly, it announced in a government statement. The decision was made on Friday hours before the lockdown was due to expire, …

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Turkey registers over 7,900 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey reported 7,909 new coronavirus cases, including 627 symptomatic patients, according to data released by the Turkish Health Ministry. The country's case count topped 2.5 million, while nationwide fatalities reached 26,467, …

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