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    Oxford vaccine submitted for UK approval

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:16am on December 24, 2020

    The University of Oxford and drug manufacturer AstraZeneca have applied to the UK health regulator for permission to roll out their COVID-19 vaccine, health minister Matt Hancock said...

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    ACC to freeze MP Shahid, family bank accounts, property

    Staff Correspondent   | Updated at 05:38pm on December 23, 2020

    The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday submitted an application to a Dhaka court seeking permission to freeze the bank accounts and confiscate the property of independent...

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    Every 100th person on Earth already contracted coronavirus

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha/Tass . Moscow | Updated at 11:46am on December 23, 2020

    The overall number of novel coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 77.95 million, or more than 1 per cent of the Earth’s population, according to TASS calculations...

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    WHO Europe to convene members over new virus variant

    Agence France-Presse .Copenhagen | Updated at 10:33am on December 23, 2020

    The World Health Organisation in Europe said Tuesday it would convene its members to discuss how to handle a new variant of the novel coronavirus...

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    Scientists scramble to assess mutated coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 07:39pm on December 22, 2020

    As dozens of countries blocked the flow of people and goods from Britain to avoid a new and more contagious strain of coronavirus, scientists raced...

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    BioNTech can make vaccine for new variant in six weeks

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 06:36pm on December 22, 2020

    The co-founder of BioNTech said Tuesday it was ‘highly likely’ that its vaccine against the coronavirus works against the mutated strain detected in Britain, but it could also adapt the vaccine if...

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    New coronavirus variant not out of control: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:21pm on December 22, 2020

    The new coronavirus variant discovered in Britain with a higher transmission rate is not yet out of control and can be contained using existing measures,...

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    Muslims concerned over halal status of coronavirus vaccine

    United News of Bangladesh / AP . Jakarta, Indonesia | Updated at 12:35pm on December 20, 2020

    In October, Indonesian diplomats and Muslim clerics stepped off a plane in China. While the diplomats were there to finalise deals to ensure millions of doses reached Indonesian citizens, the clerics had a much different concern: Whether the COVID-19 vaccine was permissible for use under Islamic law...

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    South African researchers detect new variant of coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg, South Africa | Updated at 12:09pm on December 19, 2020

    A severe variant of the coronavirus has been detected in South Africa which could explain the rapid spread of a second wave that affects younger people, the health minister said on Friday...

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    Int’l experts to visit China to probe origin of coronavirus: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:47am on December 19, 2020

    An international team of experts due to travel to China next month to probe the animal origins of COVID-19 will go to Wuhan and will carry out their investigation freely, the WHO said on Friday...