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    US authorizes plasma treatment against virus

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:30am on August 24, 2020

    American authorities announced on Sunday an emergency authorization for doctors to use blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients as a treatment against the disease that...

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    Children over 12 should follow same mask rules as adults: WHO

    Agence France-Presse .Geneva | Updated at 11:00am on August 22, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Friday recommended that children over 12 should wear masks in the same contexts as adults in the bid to rein...

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    Global toll tops 8 lakh

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:47am on August 22, 2020

    The number of deaths from the new coronavirus has surpassed 8,00,000 around the world, according to an AFP tally based on official sources at around 1100 GMT on Saturday. In total, 8,00,004 fatalities have been...

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    Stem cell treatment offers new hope for diabetics

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo | Updated at 12:06pm on August 20, 2020

    A new technique that grows insulin-producing cells and can protect them from immune attack after they are transplanted may offer new hope for treating some...

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    COVID-19 vaccine won't be mandatory in US

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:39am on August 20, 2020

    Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious diseases official, said Wednesday the government wouldn't make any future COVID-19 vaccine obligatory for the general public --...

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    Unintended pregnancies surge amid COVID-19

    Associated Press/UNB. New Delhi | Updated at 02:33pm on August 19, 2020

    Millions of women and girls have been facing unintended pregnancies worldwide due to lack of access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus...

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    'Test-&-trace' crucial but won't beat coronavirus alone: study

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 10:49am on August 19, 2020

    Testing for COVID-19 and tracing the prior contacts of those found to be infected are crucial measures for slowing the disease's spread, but inadequate unless...

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    Brazil approves final tests of J&J virus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse. Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:24am on August 19, 2020

    Brazilian health regulators said Tuesday they had approved Johnson & Johnson's experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus for the final stage of clinical trials, the...

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    Frozen chicken wing tests positive for COVID-19

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 07:02pm on August 14, 2020

    Chinese authorities say a sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus in Shenzhen. The sample was tested during screening...

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    Mexico, Argentina aim to roll out vaccine early next year

    Agence France-Presse. Mexico City | Updated at 10:36am on August 14, 2020

    Mexico and Argentina aim to have a coronavirus vaccine available for Latin America early next year under a production agreement with drugs giant AstraZeneca, the...