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    WHO chief urges people to be careful about Christmas plans

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:10pm on December 12, 2020

    The World Health Organisation warned on Friday that Christmas celebrations could turn to tears if people failed to keep up their guard against COVID-19 during the festive season...

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    Mysterious disease thrives in India amid coronavirus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Bangalore, India | Updated at 06:05pm on December 08, 2020

    Hundreds of people have been treated for mystery illness in a southern Indian town, with one doctor ruling out ‘mass hysteria’ at a time nerves are already frayed because of the coronavirus...

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    Study shows 5-day course of ivermectin may clear COVID-19 early

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:10pm on December 07, 2020

    Patients receiving a five-day course of ivermectin have shown an early viral clearance and improvements of blood biomarkers, revealed a study on Monday. International Centre...

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    COVID-19 vaccine will not eliminate the disease completely: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:28am on December 05, 2020

    The roll-out of vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic will not by itself eliminate the deadly coronavirus, the World Health Organisation said on Friday...

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    Measles-Rubella vaccination to begin Dec 12

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:32am on December 05, 2020

    A 44-day ‘Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign 2020’ is set to begin on December 12 across the country with a target for administering 3.40 crore Children. ‘Measles-Rubella Campaign-2020 was scheduled to...

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    WHO looks at e-certificates for vaccination

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 02:28pm on December 04, 2020

    The World Health Organisation said it was considering introducing electronic vaccination certificates, as hopes for an end to the pandemic were boosted after Britain became the first country to...

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    Global death toll rises to 15,07,480

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:49am on December 04, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,507,480 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 11:00 GMT on...

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    Moderna plans 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in early 2021

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:32am on December 04, 2020

    Moderna plans to have 100 to 125 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine available in the first quarter of 2021, the vast majority of which...

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    Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

    Agence France-Presse .Paris | Updated at 10:59am on December 03, 2020

    From small island states to urbanised powerhouses, every country on Earth faces ‘multiplying and intensifying’ threats to human health as climate change renders future pandemics...

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    Mystery still shrouds COVID-19 origin

    Agence France-Presse .Paris | Updated at 10:40am on December 01, 2020

    While many scientists are racing to find vaccines to tame the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, other researchers are probing the past, trying to unravel...