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Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

 Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Highlights Protests against lockdown continue in Australia’s major cities. Cases in Victoria have spiked to a new high. The country reported 11 deaths on Monday. Anti-lockdown protests rocked Australia’s second most populous c...

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What’s impeding global vaccination drive? Debunking myths about COVID-19 vaccines

What’s impeding global vaccination drive? Debunking myths about COVID-19 vaccines

Summary Vaccination has been a game-changing tool in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 3.6 billion people have been successfully vaccinated across the globe. Rising concerns about vaccine safety have triggered countless challenges...

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Worried about COVID-19? Here’s what you can do to stave off the virus

Worried about COVID-19? Here’s what you can do to stave off the virus

In May, when India hit the second wave peak, the world hoped that the virus might have been gone for good. But the tenacious virus seems to have another plan. The virus can beat any mobile phone maker fair and square, when it comes to upgrades. The v...

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COVID-19 fears continue to loom large on Tokyo Olympics

COVID-19 fears continue to loom large on Tokyo Olympics

The fears about a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic are still weighing heavy on Olympics 2020, as officials didn’t rule out the eleventh-hour cancellation. More and more athletes have started testing positive for the virus, and sponsors have...

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What was UK’s Pingdemic chaos all about?

What was UK’s Pingdemic chaos all about?

Summary PM Boris Johnson's Freedom Day was marred as NHS app advised many people to self-isolate due to surge in cases. Due to NHS app recommendations, many businesses are facing staff shortage. Many businesses in the UK on Monday faced co...

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Britain’s complete unlock a calculated risk or a wild blunder?

Britain’s complete unlock a calculated risk or a wild blunder?

Summary The UK government has announced easing of almost all COVID-19 restrictions. Experts have sounded alarm on Britain’s unlock strategy, calling it a threat to the world and a potential ground for the emergence of COVID-19 variants th...

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APAC markets open in green; investors watchful of COVID-19 scenario

APAC markets open in green; investors watchful of COVID-19 scenario

The equity markets in the Asia Pacific region seem to have thwarted the bears that gripped the markets on Friday. The regional indices opened in green on Monday morning as investors have started monitoring the COVID-19 situation locally. In Japan,...

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Cuba develops homegrown COVID-19 conjugate vaccine

Cuba develops homegrown COVID-19 conjugate vaccine

Summary Caribbean nation Cuba is currently working on developing five COVID-19 vaccines, including Abdala and Soberana 2. On Friday, the country authorized Abdala for emergency use. Abdala became the first Latin American vaccine against coronav...

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Third shot of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer to seek US authorization

Third shot of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer to seek US authorization

Summary Researchers are investigating the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to provide better protection against the emerging variants of the coronavirus. Pfizer disclosed that the Company would seek US authorization for a third dose of its CO...

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Resignations galore as India’s Modi rejigs Cabinet

Resignations galore as India’s Modi rejigs Cabinet

As many as 13 ministers of the current Indian government resigned on Wednesday, as the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi went for a reshuffle of his cabinet – a move which many see as a bid to set the house in order with an eye on up...

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Crackdown on fake medicines trade: Thousands of counterfeit online pharmacies shut worldwide

Crackdown on fake medicines trade: Thousands of counterfeit online pharmacies shut worldwide

Summary A record number of web links, including websites and online pharmacies, have been closed under an Interpol-led Operation. Fake COVID-19 tests, face masks and sanitizers made a significant proportion of the counterfeit products. The cou...

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