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Struck by new COVID-19 strain, Britain finds itself isolated and uncertain ahead of Brexit
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Struck by new COVID-19 strain, Britain finds itself isolated and uncertain ahead of Brexit

On an island nation that relies heavily on its commercial links to Europe, the travel bans announced by its neighbours, most importantly France, have stoked fears of food shortages over Christmastime

Kerala announces free COVID-19 vaccine for all, but advises caution amid ongoing local body polls
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Kerala announces free COVID-19 vaccine for all, but advises caution amid ongoing local body polls

Kerala chief minister Pinarayai Vijayan, however, said that the quantity of COVID-19 vaccine that would be allotted to the state by the Centre was not yet known

Sanofi-GSK COVID-19 vaccine delayed till end of 2021 after interim results show low immune response in older adults
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Sanofi-GSK COVID-19 vaccine delayed till end of 2021 after interim results show low immune response in older adults

The companies plan a Phase 2b study expected to start in February. If the data is positive, a global Phase 3 study could start in the second quarter of next year

GDP to contract 8.6% in Q2; India has entered recession for first time, says RBI official
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GDP to contract 8.6% in Q2; India has entered recession for first time, says RBI official

Researchers have used the 'nowcasting' method to arrive at the estimates ahead of the official release of data and their views in an article in RBI's monthly bulletin released on Wednesday do not constitute the central bank's views

Llama nanobodies may be extremely effective in neutralising live SARS-CoV-2 virus, reveals study
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Llama nanobodies may be extremely effective in neutralising live SARS-CoV-2 virus, reveals study

The researchers concluded that, to their knowledge, the llama nanobodies they isolated and used to eliminate their SARS-CoV-2 samples are the most potent neutraliser to date

Volunteers to be exposed to COVID-19 virus to find the amount of virus it take to infect a person
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Volunteers to be exposed to COVID-19 virus to find the amount of virus it take to infect a person

The volunteer would be infected via the nose and the results will be used to study how vaccines might work and to explore potential treatments.

New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland
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New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is facing re-election next week, called the reopening a validation of the country’s “go hard, go early” response. However, experts warned that an elimination strategy may not be viable in the absence of a vaccine

Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan passes away of COVID-19 in Chennai; veteran RSS pracharak was 94
India

Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan passes away of COVID-19 in Chennai; veteran RSS pracharak was 94

He was instrumental in taking public the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in the state. Back then, nearly four decades ago, it was an indoor affair

India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 52 lakh, but Centre says five worst-hit states also reporting high recoveries
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India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 52 lakh, but Centre says five worst-hit states also reporting high recoveries

According to the health ministry, 59.8 percent of the India's active COVID-19 cases are being reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh

China flies 18 fighter jets, bombers near Taiwan as top US diplomat visits island nation
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China flies 18 fighter jets, bombers near Taiwan as top US diplomat visits island nation

According to Taipei's defence ministry, the planes entered Taiwan's southwest air defence identification zone on Friday and also crossed the so-called median line that divides the Taiwan Strait

Pranab Mukherjee passes away: Known as a consensus builder, ex-president's exemplary career spanned five decades
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Pranab Mukherjee passes away: Known as a consensus builder, ex-president's exemplary career spanned five decades

Former President Pranab Mukherjee underwent brain surgery at the Army's Research and Referral (R&R) hospital for removal of a clot. He had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery

NEET, JEE exams: Ministers of six non-BJP ruled states move SC, seek review of order permitting tests
India

NEET, JEE exams: Ministers of six non-BJP ruled states move SC, seek review of order permitting tests

The plea said that the court's observation that 'life must go on' sound philosophical but cannot be a substitute for valid legal reasoning and logical analysis of various aspects involved in the conduct of the exams

Coronavirus Updates: Assam reports 1,123 new cases in 24 hrs; positivity rate at 4.58%, says health minister
India

Coronavirus Updates: Assam reports 1,123 new cases in 24 hrs; positivity rate at 4.58%, says health minister

Coronavirus Updates: Assam has 18,098 active COVID-19 cases at present while 145 persons have succumbed to the infection, said state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Despite Delhi govt capping COVID-19 treatment prices, complaints of private hospitals overcharging persist
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Despite Delhi govt capping COVID-19 treatment prices, complaints of private hospitals overcharging persist

The authorities, for their part seem reluctant to fix the flaws in the government order or take the violators to task despite repeated interventions from civil society organisations.

Coronavirus Updates: 11,514 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra today; tally rises to 4,79,779
India

Coronavirus Updates: 11,514 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra today; tally rises to 4,79,779

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department said that 11,514 COVID-19 cases and 316 deaths were reported in the state on Thursday. Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,79,779, including 1,46,305 active cases, 3,16,375 recovered and 16,792 deaths.

Centre releases COVID-19 funds to 22 states, UTs as tally nears 20 lakh; Kuwait approves repatriation flights to India
India

Centre releases COVID-19 funds to 22 states, UTs as tally nears 20 lakh; Kuwait approves repatriation flights to India

Thursday was the eighth consecutive day when daily COVID-19 cases increased by more than 50,000, and fourth consecutive day India reported more cases than the US, the worst hit country in the world.

COVID-19 treatment: Study finds photodynamic therapy useful in treating secondary infections
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COVID-19 treatment: Study finds photodynamic therapy useful in treating secondary infections

A test against bacterial pneumonia resulted in zero deaths in a group who got photodynamic therapy while 60% of the control group participants died

Doomscrolling during COVID-19 can leave you anxious; try these methods cut usage of phone, tablet
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Doomscrolling during COVID-19 can leave you anxious; try these methods cut usage of phone, tablet

Doomscrolling is the habit of scrolling non-stop to consume information on dangers around you, such as, currently, the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus updates: Karnataka minister BC Patil tests COVID-19 positive; 5,483 new cases in state today
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Coronavirus updates: Karnataka minister BC Patil tests COVID-19 positive; 5,483 new cases in state today

Coronavirus LIVE updates: The Sikkim government on Friday extended the complete lockdown in the state till 3 August in view of a spurt in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said.

Maharashtra extends lockdown till 31 Aug as cases cross 4 lakh; malls, market complexes to open from 5 Aug
India

Maharashtra extends lockdown till 31 Aug as cases cross 4 lakh; malls, market complexes to open from 5 Aug

While further easing the restrictions imposed as part of the COVID-19-induced lockdown, the govt said that theatres and food courts in malls and market complexes will continue to remain shut