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Covid 19 World News – 8 September 2021

  1. Mighty earthquake hits Pacific town of Acapulco, Mexico City feels the tremors
    Mexico earthquake: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said via Twitter that authorities in the four states that most felt the earthquake told him there were no victims or serious damage beyond some collapsed walls and falling rocks.
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  2.  US CDC warns against travel to Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brunei due to rising Covid-19 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday warned against travel to Sri Lanka, Jamaica and Brunei because of the rising number of Covid-19 cases.
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  3. Fans hold huge rally as Brazil president escalates tussle with SC
    Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro got a rousing reception from tens of thousands of people gathered in the capital on Tuesday in a show of support for the country’s leader who is embroiled in a fierce fight with the Supreme Court.
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  4. Exhausted and abandoned: Why Afghanistan’s army collapsed
    One top official close to the centre of power said that just two days before Taliban forces entered Kabul on August 15, he was present as former president Ashraf Ghani held an emergency meeting with his senior ministers, and military and spy chiefs.
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  5. Indonesia Prison Fire Kills At Least 41 Inmates, Dozens Injured: Official
    Jakarta: A fire tore through an overcrowded Indonesian prison in the early hours of Wednesday when most inmates were asleep, killing 41 people and injuring dozens of others, an official said. Read More
  6. New Zealand Marks Dip In COVID-19 Cases Amid Tight Lockdown
    Sydney: New Zealand reported a further fall in locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the largely coronavirus-free nation looks to eradicate an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant.
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  7. UN Hopes To Soon Deliver Aid To Afghanistan By Land
    United Nations, United States: The United Nations hopes to deliver aid to Afghanistan by land soon, a senior UN official said Tuesday, adding that a new representative of the global body was en route to the country.
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  8. Covid Has “Devastating” Impact On Fight Against HIV, Tuberculosis: Report
    Covid Has ‘Devastating’ Impact On Fight Against HIV, Tuberculosis: Report There were “significant” declines in HIV testing and prevention services, the fund said. Paris, France: The Covid-19 pandemic had a “devastating” impact on the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in 2020, according to a report released by the Global Fund on Wednesday. Read More
  9. A vaccine success in Europe that sinks in the east
    More than 70% of the European Union’s adult population has been fully vaccinated, making it one of the world’s vaccination leaders. But some Eastern European countries are lagging far behind, exposing the bloc to new waves of infections and creating a divide that EU officials and experts say could hamper recovery efforts.
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  10. Biden surveys Hurricane Ida damage and warns ‘climate change was here’ – as it happened
    Joe Biden toured New Jersey and New York neighborhoods impacted by Hurricane Ida. Delivering remarks in Queens, the president said the dangerous flooding caused by Ida demonstrated the threat that climate change poses.
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