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Covid 19 World News – 17 August  2021

  • Antibody Cocktails To Treat Covid Take Off As Delta Surges
    Outside, in letters a foot tall, the wall of the trailer reads: “GET TESTED. GET TREATED. CRUSH COVID.” Inside, leathery recliners cradle patients as a freshly mixed concoction drips into their veins
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  • US to recommend Covid vaccine boosters at 8 months
    US experts are expected to recommend Covid-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months
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  • Covid-19: Japan to expand virus emergency to battle surge
    TOKYO: Japan’s government said Tuesday it will expand a  coronavirus state of emergency to seven new regions as it
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  • Pfizer submits data for third dose approval in US
    WASHINGTON: Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday submitted of their effort to seek authorization for a third dose of their Covid-19 vaccine for all Americans.
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  • Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hits Afghanistan on Tuesday morning
    An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale hit 83 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan at 6.08 am on Tuesday morning, as per the National Centre for Seismology.
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  • US eases travel advisory for India after Covid situation improves
    The US eased its travel advisory for India on Monday, lowering it to Level 2: Moderate.The new travel advisory of Level 2 which is considered as safe came in the wake of the significant improvement in Covid situation in India.
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  • First Local COVID-19 Case In 6 Months Sparks Concerns In New Zealand Willington: New Zealand recorded its first locally transmitted case of Covid-19 in six months on Tuesday, sparking efforts to trace the origins of the infection as officials pondered a response.
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  • New Zealand reports first Covid-19 case in community since February
     New Zealand has a new case of Covid-19 transmission in the community, Ministry of Health officials have confirmed. The news will be greeted with dismay in the country, which has not had a case of transmission in the community since February
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  • Japan’s economy bounces back as Covid restrictions ease
    Japan’s economy recovered strongly in the second quarter to join the turnaround seen across G7 countries as the easing of lockdown restrictions sent consumers rushing to the shops.
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  • Vaccination blitz targets south-west Sydney under-40s as state reports 452 new cases
    New South Wales will launch a vaccination blitz that aims to deliver jabs to more than 500,000 16- to 39-year-olds in Sydney’s south-west, where the majority of new Covid cases are being reported.
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