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Johnson unveils plan to ease England lockdown

Boris Johnson will aim to lift all coronavirus restrictions by the end of June as part of a gradual road map for exiting England’s nationwide lockdown, Financial Times informs. The prime minister’s long-awaited easing plan, …

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WHO: $1.96 bln needed for new COVID-19 response plan

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the launch of its "Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan 2021" for the COVID-19 pandemic that would require $1.96 billion in support from its member states. According …

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Guinea officially declares Ebola outbreak

Guinea’s authorities have officially declared an Ebola outbreak in the southeast of the country, Guinee114, a news portal, said on Sunday. An Ebola epidemic outbreak was reported from the Nzerekore region and in the city of …

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Coronavirus damages lung cells within few hours

A team of Boston University researchers—hailing from BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at BU's Medical Campus, and BU's Center for Network Systems …

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Biden signs orders reversing Trump policy on Obamacare

U.S. President Joe Biden signed executive actions aimed at expanding access to Obamacare during the coronavirus pandemic and rolling back anti-abortion policies that had been expanded by former President Donald Trump. "I’m …

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Japan denies reports of possible Olympics cancellation

The Japanese government has denied the report published in The Times claiming that Tokyo is looking into scrapping the upcoming Olympics, Deputy Secretary General of the cabinet Manabu Sakai told a press conference in Japan’s capital …

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Russian vaccine to be registered in EU

Russian Direct Investment Fund expect the process of gradual expertise for further registration of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the EU will commence in February, the Fund representative said Wednesday. "The Direct …

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WHO: second year of pandemic 'could even be tougher'

The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic may be tougher than the first given how the new coronavirus is spreading, especially in the northern hemisphere as more infectious variants circulate, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. …

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WHO coronavirus mission to arrive in China this week

Chinese authorities said a team from the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) would arrive this week to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, a year to the day since the first COVID-19 death was announced in Wuhan.

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Armenian President's wife tested positive for Covid-19

The wife of the President of Armenia, Nune Sarksyan, like her husband Armen Sarksyan, contracted the coronavirus, the press service of the president’s administration reported on Facebook. According to the report, the president and …

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Macron tests positive for COVID-19

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, the Élysée Palace announced on Thursday. "The president of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today," the presidential palace …

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