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Covid 19 World News – 15 September 2021

World News – 15 September 2021

  • Thousands Of Covid-Like Infections Show Risk Of Next Pandemic
    Hundreds of thousands of people may be infected annually by animals carrying coronaviruses related to the one that causes Covid-19 each year in China and Southeast Asia, according to a study emphasizing the ongoing pandemic threat from spillover events.
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  •  After 3-Month Covid Lockdown, Sydney Lifts Curbs As New Cases Stabilise
    Sydney: Sydney authorities moved to lift curfews for coronavirus hotpots Wednesday, as infection numbers stabilised and vaccination rates surged.
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  •  US, India In Talks Over Restarting COVID-19 Vaccine Exports: Report
    Washington: The United States is communicating regularly with India in bilateral and multilateral channels to discuss the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and inquire about its timeline for restarting vaccine exports, a senior Biden administration official said.
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  • China Races To Curb New COVID-19 Cluster Among Schoolchildren
    Beijing: Southern Chinese cities closed schools and ordered testing for millions on Tuesday in a race to curb a new Covid-19 outbreak which has sparked concerns over infections among unvaccinated schoolchildren.
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  •  After North Korea Missile Test, Envoys From Japan, US, South Korea Meet
    Tokyo: Top nuclear envoys from Japan, the United States and South Korea held talks in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss how to rein in North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes, a day after Pyongyang said it conducted a new long-range missile test.
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  •  North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile: South Korea Military
    Seoul: North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea on Wednesday, according to the South’s military, days after Pyongyang said it had successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles.
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  • Singapore reports biggest spike in Covid cases in a year despite 81% vaccination rate
    Singapore has reported its highest one-day Covid case total in more than a year, despite 81% of the entire population being fully vaccinated. Excluding children under 12, it is 90% of the population.
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  •  Taiwan fighter jets practise road landings in drill simulating response to China attack
    Taiwanese fighter jets landed on a makeshift runway on a road on Wednesday as annual drills reached their peak, practising skills that would be needed in the event of an attack by China.
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  • Will Covid-19 ‘end’ in the next 6-8 months? Here’s what experts say
    Although opinions vary, the current scientific consensus indicates that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic will end at different times in different places.
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  •  Biden failed to secure summit with Xi Jinping in call last week: Report
    The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But a source who was among those briefed on the 90-minute Biden-Xi call confirmed the report was accurate.
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