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Covid 19 World News – 23 September 2021

World News - 23 September 2021

  • Vaccinated Pregnant Women Pass High Level Of Antibodies To Babies: Study
    Pregnant women who get mRNA vaccines pass high levels of antibodies to their babies, according to a study published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Maternal Fetal Medicine on Wednesday.
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  • US Authorises Pfizer’s Covid Booster For Elderly And High-Risk Adults  Washington: The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure jobs.
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  • Germany To Stop Paying Unvaccinated Workers Who Have To Quarantine
    Berlin: Germans who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer receive compensation for lost pay if they have to quarantine from November, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday.
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  • Air Pollution Kills 7 Million A Year, Says WHO, Toughens Guidelines
    Geneva, Switzerland: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
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  • Bats With Covid-Like Viruses Found In China’s Neighbour Laos: Study
    Paris: Scientists have discovered another clue to the origins of the virus that causes Covid-19, with bats living in caves in Laos found to be carrying a similar pathogen that experts suggest could potentially infect humans directly.
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  • US To Donate 500 Million More Covid Vaccines To Other Countries: Biden
    Washington: President Joe Biden opened a Covid-19 summit of world leaders Wednesday with a promise to donate a “historic” extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to push back against the pandemic.
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  • UN Releases Emergency Funds To Save Afghan Health System From Collapse
    Geneva: The United Nations aid chief said Wednesday he had released $45 million in emergency funds to help prevent Afghanistan’s battered healthcare system from collapsing.
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  • Chinese City Enters Semi-Shutdown Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases
    Beijing: China’s northeastern city of Harbin, population 10 million, went into semi-shutdown after reporting new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for the first time since early February.
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  • Argentina to lift almost all Covid restrictions as cases and deaths fall
    Masks will no longer be required outdoors in Argentina as the country’s government announced the lifting of almost all Covid restrictions following a dramatic fall in Covid cases and deaths in recent months.
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  • US Authorises Pfizer’s Covid Booster For Elderly And High-Risk Adults
    Washington: The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure jobs.
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