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Covid 19 World News – 30 August 2021

  • New Zealand reports first death linked to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
    The Pfizer media team in New Zealand did not immediately reply to an emailed request for comment.
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  • Global Covid-19 toll surpasses 4.5 mn, US daily average for new cases increases
    According to US top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, the United States has a greater number of coronavirus deaths than the officially reported figures.
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  • A Weary Australia Plans Reopening As COVID-19 Death Number Hits 1,000
    Sydney: As Australia’s COVID-19 deaths exceed 1,000, a grim toll but modest by global standards, a country that has used relentless lockdowns now faces perhaps its biggest health policy challenge of the pandemic –
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  • Israel Widens Access To Covid Vaccine Booster, Now Open To All Above 12
    Jerusalem: Israel today widened access to a third coronavirus vaccine jab to anyone aged 12 and up, with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett insisting it was an effective way to contain an infection surge.
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  • UAE Says To Resume Visas For Tourists Vaccinated Against Covid
    Dubai: The United Arab Emirates announced it will resume issuing visas to all tourists fully vaccinated against Covid from Monday, a month before Dubai hosts the delayed Expo 2020 trade fair.
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  • Japan Suspends Moderna Vaccine Shots In 2 Regions Over Contamination
    Tokyo: Two Japanese regions suspended use of some Moderna Covid-19 shots on Sunday after more cases of contamination were spotted, the local governments said.
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  • Australia’s Melbourne Extends Sixth Lockdown As Delta Variant Rages
    Melbourne: A lockdown of Australia’s second-biggest city Melbourne will be extended, authorities announced Sunday as they struggle to quash a stubborn coronavirus Delta variant outbreak.
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  • Fauci: 100,000 new Covid deaths in US ‘predictable but preventable’
    As many as 100,000 new Covid-19 deaths in the US by December is “predictable but preventable”, the leading US infectious diseases expert said on Sunday, as dozens of states reported rapidly increasing fatalities.
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  • Texas man who led anti-mask protests in name of ‘freedom’ dies of Covid-19
    A man who led efforts in his central Texas community against mask-wearing and other preventative measures during the coronavirus pandemic has died from Covid-19, a month after being admitted to the emergency room. Read More
  • Hurricane Ida lashes Louisiana, knocking out power in New Orleans
    Hurricane Ida plowed into Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico as a fierce Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the coast with 150 mile-per-hour winds, torrential downpours and pounding surf that submerged much of the shoreline under several feet of water. Read More
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