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Covid 19 World News – 11 August 2021

 

  • Delta’s Spread From Sydney Triggers Another Australian Lockdown
    The spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus from Sydney into regional areas of New South Wales state — which had 344 cases on Wednesday — has forced another Australian city into lockdown.
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  • Australia’s Second-Largest City Melbourne Extends Covid Lockdown Melbourne, Australia: Five million people in Australia’s second-largest city will remain under stay-at-home orders for at least another week after authorities extended a lockdown Wednesday after failing to curb Melbourne’s latest Covid outbreak.
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  • WHO Urges Power Players To End “Disgraceful” Vaccine Access Imbalance Geneva: The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged the 20 leaders with the power to overturn the “disgraceful” global imbalance in access to Covid-19 vaccines to reverse the tide before October.
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  • School Openings Must Be Prioritised With Distancing, Masking: WHO Chief Scientist
    New Delhi: School openings must be prioritized while maintaining proper health and hygiene, said World Health Organization chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan amid the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Global Eradication Of COVID-19 More Feasible Than For Polio: Study
    New Delhi: The global eradication of COVID-19 is more feasible than it is for polio, but considerably less so than it was for smallpox, according to an analysis published in the journal BMJ Global Health on Tuesday.
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  • 75% of UK adults fully vaccinated against Covid More than three quarters of adults in the UK have now received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, the latest British government figures revealed on Tuesday.
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  • Bangladesh to come out of Covid-19 lockdown today; shops, malls offices to open
    Bangladesh is all set to end its weeks-long strict lockdown imposed against the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday. According to a government order, the restrictions on public and vehicular movement will be lifted and all the shops and offices will reopen.
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  • South Korea’s daily Covid-19 cases top 2,200, hit record
    SEOUL: South Korea reported more than 2,200 new daily Covid-19 cases, a record since the pandemic began last January, Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said on Wednesday, as the country grapples with its most severe coronavirus outbreak.
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  • Covid During Pregnancy Linked With Higher Risk Of Preterm Birth:
    US Study Los Angeles: People who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 while pregnant face a higher risk of having a very preterm birth, as well as any preterm birth.
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  • Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region
    At least 25 Algerian soldiers and 17 civilians have been killed in wildfires to the east of the capital Algiers, the country’s prime minister has said. Several more soldiers were injured fighting the fires, in the forested Kabylie region.
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