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Covid 19 World News – 24 August 2021

  • New Zealand records another 41 Covid cases as it braces for biggest outbreak of pandemic New Zealand is bracing for its biggest coronavirus outbreak yet as cases rise, the locations of interest balloon to more than 400 sites, and the number of close contacts swells to more than 15,700 people.
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  • UK Covid deaths average 100 a day with fears of rise when schools return
    Deaths from Covid-19 are now averaging 100 a day across the UK, according to official data, and scientists have warned that case rates will jump again when millions of pupils return to schools next week.
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  • Joe Biden Expected To Decide On Afghan Evacuation Deadline In 24 Hours
    With thousands of desperate Afghans and foreigners massed at Kabul’s airport in the hope of fleeing Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers, US President Joe Biden is expected to decide as soon as Tuesday
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  • UK Government Warns Over-Charging Covid Travel Test Firms
    London: More than 80 private COVID-19 travel testing companies are being issued a two-strike warning from Monday that they could be removed from the official government-approved.
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  • Pfizer becomes first Covid vaccine to gain full FDA approval
    Pfizer’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine has received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – the first jab to be licensed in the nation.
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  •  New York City Mandates Covid Vaccines For Teachers
    New York: New York announced a vaccine mandate for all public school staff, including teachers and principals, Monday as the city escalates attempts to slow the spread of the hyper-contagious Delta variant.
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  • Australia PM Says Covid ‘Groundhog Day’ To End When More Vaccinated
    Sydney: Australia must start to learn to live with COVID-19 when higher vaccination targets are reached, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, despite concerns in some states about the impact of a surge in cases in Sydney.
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  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro wants to end the use of face masks to fight Covid
    BRASILIA — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told a radio broadcaster on Monday he had commissioned a study from the health ministry regarding ending the use of facial masks.
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  • COVID-19 third wave may hit India around October, kids at similar risk as adults: MHA panel
    The third wave of COVID-19 may hit India between September and October, said an expert panel, set up by an institute under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
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  • WHO seeks delay in 3rd jab as Israel reports positive booster
    DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday the booster raising vaccination rates in countries where 
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