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PSL 2021 postponed indefinitely after six players, one support staff member test COVID-19 positive
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PSL 2021 postponed indefinitely after six players, one support staff member test COVID-19 positive

Islamabad United’s two foreign cricketers, including Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, an unnamed foreign cricketer and a support staff member from one of the teams were already in isolation after being tested positive earlier this week.

PSL 2021: Three more unnamed players test positive for COVID-19 as total count rises to six
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PSL 2021: Three more unnamed players test positive for COVID-19 as total count rises to six

The PCB said in a statement that the three players are from two different teams and they will now self-isolate themselves for 10 days.

As Brazil tackles contagious new COVID-19 variant, its crisis is a warning to the world, say scientists
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As Brazil tackles contagious new COVID-19 variant, its crisis is a warning to the world, say scientists

Just over 5.8 million Brazilians — roughly 2.6 percent of the population — had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday

South African COVID-19 variant may provide better immunity against other mutations, finds small study
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South African COVID-19 variant may provide better immunity against other mutations, finds small study

Coronavirus mutations have put a damper on global vaccination programmes after existing shots were found to offer less protection against them.

AstraZeneca vaccine is 80.4%, Pfizer vaccine is 71.4% effective in elderly people: Study
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AstraZeneca vaccine is 80.4%, Pfizer vaccine is 71.4% effective in elderly people: Study

Although the vaccine developers and WHO insist that the vaccine is effective among people aged over 65, several countries advise against administering it.

NBA: Seven players found positive for COVID-19 over past week among 456 tested
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NBA: Seven players found positive for COVID-19 over past week among 456 tested

The league does not identify players results, but any player who tests positive is isolated or quarantined until they are cleared under NBA health and safety guidelines.

WTT Contender Doha: Achanta Sharath Kamal through to second round; G Sathiyan eliminated
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WTT Contender Doha: Achanta Sharath Kamal through to second round; G Sathiyan eliminated

Sharath toiled hard before defeating Sirucek 17-15, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 in the first round.

Coronavirus News Updates: COVAXIN is 81% effective, claims Bharat Biotech as India grapples with rising cases
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Coronavirus News Updates: COVAXIN is 81% effective, claims Bharat Biotech as India grapples with rising cases

The Central Government has rushed high-level teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir to support them in their fight against the recent spike

Coronavirus updates: Maharashtra reports more than 9,000 new COVID-19 cases today; recovery rate now 93.77%
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Coronavirus updates: Maharashtra reports more than 9,000 new COVID-19 cases today; recovery rate now 93.77%

Coronavirus LIVE updates: As many as 87,627 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the number of samples tested for coronavirus in the state to 1,65,09,506

Bundesliga: Benjamin Pavard returns to Bayern Munich training after quarantine
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Bundesliga: Benjamin Pavard returns to Bayern Munich training after quarantine

Pavard could be an option for Saturday's Bundesliga match at home to Borussia Dortmund with Bayern two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Decision to host Euro 2020 across continent 'a blessing' despite COVID-19, says UEFA medical advisor Daniel Koch
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Decision to host Euro 2020 across continent 'a blessing' despite COVID-19, says UEFA medical advisor Daniel Koch

"It is very difficult, but it is also a blessing," Daniel Koch said in an interview with AFP about plans for the tournament as this week marks 100 days until the opening game, scheduled to be played in Rome on 11 June.

PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators batsman Tom Banton among two foreign players to test positive for COVID-19
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PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators batsman Tom Banton among two foreign players to test positive for COVID-19

Pakistan Cricket Board's Director of Media Sami Burney had announced on Tuesday that two foreign players and one member of the support staff had tested positive for the virus. This was after Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive on Monday.

COVID-19 in US: Masks not mandatory in Texas anymore; Governor says time to 'open state 100%'
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COVID-19 in US: Masks not mandatory in Texas anymore; Governor says time to 'open state 100%'

In a speech at the the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Greg Abbott said, "Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills. This must end. It is now time to open Texas 100%."

Serie A: Abandoned match between Juventus, Napoli rescheduled for 17 March
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Serie A: Abandoned match between Juventus, Napoli rescheduled for 17 March

Napoli failed to turn up to the 4 October fixture after being ordered not to travel by local health authorities following two cases of COVID-19 in their team.

Market roundup: Sensex reclaims 51,000 mark, Nifty above 15,000 level; banks, metals lead charge
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Market roundup: Sensex reclaims 51,000 mark, Nifty above 15,000 level; banks, metals lead charge

The top 5 gainers at the Bombay Stock Exchange were Bajaj Finsv, Reliance, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank and HDFC, while the top losers were Mahindra and Mahindra, Maruti, and Bajaj-Auto

Service sector PMI at one-year high in Feb, but shows dip in employment, finds study
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Service sector PMI at one-year high in Feb, but shows dip in employment, finds study

Jobs losses across both the manufacturing and service sectors could restrict domestic consumption in the coming months, IHS Markit's Pollyanna De Lima said

Watch: Dolly Parton sings new version of Jolene to mark getting vaccinated for COVID-19
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Watch: Dolly Parton sings new version of Jolene to mark getting vaccinated for COVID-19

"Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate,’” Dolly Parton replaced the words of her song 'Jolene', just before receiving her shot

COVID-19 vaccine passports raise concerns about discrimination amin hope for an economic restart
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COVID-19 vaccine passports raise concerns about discrimination amin hope for an economic restart

If vaccines become a passport to doing things, we may see communities that have been already hardest hit by COVID being left behind.

'VOC 202012/02' and 'B.1.351' aren't gibberish – why coronavirus variants have weird names
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'VOC 202012/02' and 'B.1.351' aren't gibberish – why coronavirus variants have weird names

The names need to be distinct and informative, not involving geographic references that are similar in pronunciation or memorable.

Only four percent of COVID-19-related studies were relevant to the Africa population, study finds
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Only four percent of COVID-19-related studies were relevant to the Africa population, study finds

Just 94 out of 2,196 articles studied, contained content related to Africa and the articles relevant to Africa, just 210 out of 619 listed authors who were African.