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Covid 19 World News – 1 September 2021

  • Japan finds black particles in Moderna vaccine
    Japan has put a batch of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine on hold after a foreign substance was found in a vial. A pharmacist saw several black particles in one vial of the vaccine in Kanagawa Prefecture, according to authorities.
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  • Hurricane Ida: New Orleans under curfew amid blackout
    New Orleans officials have imposed a citywide curfew as large parts of Louisiana and Mississippi remain without power following Hurricane Ida. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said the curfew would last from 20:00 to 06:00 and police said there had been “several” incidents of looting in the city.
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  • Caldor fire: Lake Tahoe deserted as Californians evacuate
    Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the shores of Lake Tahoe in northern California as a major wildfire continues to spread. The Caldor Fire has already burned more than 191,000 acres, with just 16% of the fire brought under control.
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  • Brazilian Viper Venom May Become Tool In Fight Against Coronavirus
    Study Sao Paulo: Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19.
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  • WHO Monitoring New Coronavirus Variant Named “Mu”
    Geneva, Switzerland: The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as “Mu”, which was first identified in Colombia in January. 
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  • One Of History’s Biggest Airlifts’: Biden Hails US Evacuation From Afghanistan Washington: President Joe Biden called the US airlift of more than 120,000 people from Afghanistan an “extraordinary success” Tuesday, a day after the last US soldiers pulled out of the country.
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  • No Deadline,” Joe Biden Pledges To Get Every American Out Afghanistan Washington: President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday to help scores of US citizens who remain in Afghanistan to leave, a day after the evacuation mission from Kabul airport ended.
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  • US Adds Canada To “Reconsider Travel” Advisory List Amid Covid Pandemic Washington: The US State Department has raised its travel advisory alert for Canada to a “level 3 – reconsider travel” status amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
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  • 70% Of Adults In Europe Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19: EU Chief
    Brussels: EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday 70 percent of adults in the European Union were now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, hitting an end-of-summer target the bloc set for itself in January.
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  • GlaxoSmithKline, SK Bioscience Start Final Trial Of COVID-19 Jab
    London: British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and South Korean peer SK bioscience have begun final stage trials of a Covid-19 jab after positive early results, they announced Tuesday.
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