Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russia sees record daily virus deaths

Russia on Friday reported a new record for daily coronavirus-related fatalities, as the country begins a mass vaccination drive.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea virus cases hit highest level since March

South Korea reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since March on Thursday, with a surge of new infections sparking fears of a major third wave.

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Israel says to trial COVID-19 vaccine from next month

Israel will begin its first clinical trials of a novel coronavirus vaccine next month, authorities said Sunday, as the country grapples with a second wave of infections.

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Seoul schools go back online over virus fears

South Korea on Tuesday ordered all schools and kindergartens in the greater Seoul region to switch to online classes as authorities battle multiple coronavirus clusters.

Vaccination

WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia.

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WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced Tuesday it had approved a vaccine.

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Bahrain turns car park into ICU for virus patients

Bahrain has turned a car park near the capital Manama into an intensive care unit with 130 beds for patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in a first in the Gulf.

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