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FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS/File Photo

COVID-19 recoveries crosses 3,000 mark in Sri Lanka

Colombo, September 15 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka reported its 13th death yesterday (14) from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Government Information Department. The number of COVID-19 cases reported in the island rose to 3,262 yesterday (14) while the total number of COVID-19 recoveries stands at 3,005. According to the Health Promotion Bureau, 217 COVID-19 patients are still receiving treatment,...

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker, wearing protective suit and face mask, administers a nasal swab to a patient in a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nice, France, September 7, 2020. The sign reads "symptomatic people". REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

France’s daily COVID-19 cases pass 10,000 for first time

Paris, September 13 (Reuters) - France has had 10,561 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Saturday, a new daily record as the number topped 10,000 for the first time. The latest daily count, surpassing the previous record of 9,843 new infections reported on Thursday, highlights a resurgence of the disease in France. The...

© Thomson Reuters World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS

WHO congratulates Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella and mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis

Colombo, September 11 (newsin.asia) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella and mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. General Tedros on Twitter posted his message saying, “I congratulate Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella & mother to child transmission of HIV & congenital syphilis, the Maldives for eliminating rubella and...

FILE PHOTO: An NHS test and trace worker sorts through coronavirus (COVID-19) tests at a drive-through testing facility in Bolton, Britain, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

British company launches 20-second COVID-19 test

London, September 10 (Reuters) - British start-up company iAbra said it had developed a 20-second saliva COVID-19 test which had 99.8% sensitivity and 96.7% specificity. Trials of the “Virolens” test have taken place at Heathrow Airport, the company, which was founded in 2010, said. “Our system allows simple, high speed, reliable and low-cost testing in dynamic environments,” Greg Compton, CEO...

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Coronavirus capable of invading brain: study

September 10 (AFP) - Headaches, confusion and delirium experienced by some Covid-19 patients could be the result of the coronavirus directly invading the brain, according to a study published Wednesday. The research is still preliminary -- but offers several new lines of evidence to support what was previously a largely untested theory. According to the paper, which was led by...

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World vaccine delivery ‘will need 8,000 jumbo jets’

September 10 (BBC News) - Shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the "largest transport challenge ever" according to the airline industry. The equivalent of 8,000 Boeing 747s will be needed, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said. There is no Covid-19 vaccine yet, but IATA is already working with airlines, airports, global health bodies and drug...

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