It’s not over yet

It’s not over yet

BENGALURU: The world economic outlook has dimmed again, with still-rising coronavirus infections and the risk of renewed lockdowns increasing the chances that any rebound will reverse course, according to Reuters polls of over 500 economists globally. Over 17 million people have been infected worldwide by the coronavirus and more than ...

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Five takeaways from the latest data on coronavirus vaccines

Five takeaways from the latest data on coronavirus vaccines

Two potential vaccines to protect against the coronavirus – one from Oxford University and AstraZeneca and the other from China's CanSino Biologics – induced immune responses in healthy volunteers without causing dangerous side effects, according to studies published on Monday in The Lancet. A third different type of vaccine from ...

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Millions worldwide back in virus confinement, but hope on US vaccine

Millions worldwide back in virus confinement, but hope on US vaccine

Massachusetts-based Moderna will begin the trials later this month after promising early results. With countries and cities across the globe reimposing restrictions in the face of new outbreaks of the disease, infections in India have continued to soar. The country of 1.3 billion people had been easing its lockdown to ...

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Beijing's coronavirus cluster grows

Beijing's coronavirus cluster grows

Authorities in China's capital raced on Monday to control a fresh coronavirus outbreak, with 75 cases linked to a single wholesale food market in Beijing, where authorities have locked down neighbourhoods and launched a massive test and trace programme. The outbreak in China – where the disease first emerged last ...

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China races to find virus vaccine, put scandals in the past

China races to find virus vaccine, put scandals in the past

China has mobilised its army and fast-tracked tests in the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine, but its labs also have an image tarnished by past health scandals to overcome. Six months after the first cases emerged in the city of Wuhan, China has moved quickly to develop a ...

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Russia’s suspiciously low Covid mortality rates

Russia’s suspiciously low Covid mortality rates

In St Petersburg, Russia’s third coronavirus hotspot after Moscow city and the Moscow Region, self-isolation rules are only loosely enforced. City parks and streets are filled with people enjoying spring, which is warmly welcomed is this cold Baltic city. “It’s difficult to wear a mask when it’s so warm in ...

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Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

Emergency workers usually busy attending accidents on Thailand's roads mill around ambulances parked at a service station – fewer crashes and crimes a welcome outcome for several Asian countries during coronavirus lockdowns. As Asia starts to assess the damage caused by the pandemic, some countries are realising there have been ...

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