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© ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves after appearing in a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, has left the country and is traveling to London for medical treatment. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
Ants in a formicarium devour a live worm at the "Just Ants" shop in Singapore September 13, 2020. Picture taken September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) speaks to his family members, using a robot named 'Mitra' at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, September 15, 2020. Picture taken September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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© Provided by Associated Press The stands around the Central Court of the Foro Italico are empty during a match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Italy's Salvatore Caruso, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The tournament at the Foro Italico was rescheduled from May because of the pandemic and is being played without fans in attendance. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. After months of decline in exports of its garment products, Bangladesh’s economy is showing signs of recovery. The Asian Development Bank in a new report said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the country's economy's comeback was encouraging and it is expected to grow by 6.8 percent in the current fiscal year ending in June if this recovery sustains. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
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...

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...

© HO This image shows a cross-section of a brain organoid -- a lab-grown mini brain that can be used to study the effects of a disease

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...

People wearing protective masks walk at the Puputan Margarana Renon field area, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Denpasar, Bali Province, Indonesia, September 2, 2020. Picture taken September 2, 2020 by Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/via Reuters

New virus cases knock hopes of reviving Southeast Asia’s holiday hotspots

Bali/Bangkok, September 8 (Reuters) - A spike in coronavirus infections in Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali and Thailand’s first locally transmitted case in 100 days have dealt further blows to Southeast Asian hopes of reviving vital tourism industries. Plans to reopen Bali to foreign tourists from September have been postponed indefinitely, while Thailand’s proposal for the cautious reopening of Phuket...

Technicians collect blood samples during a serological survey to ascertain the spread of the coronavirus among the population, at vllage Chooara, on September 4, 2020 in Lucknow, India. (Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

India becomes third country to cross four million coronavirus cases with a record surge

Mumbai (newsin.asia) – India registered a record 86,432 coronavirus cases yesterday (6) taking its tally past 4 million, just 9,000+ behind Brazil, the world’s second most affected nation, according to the health ministry data. Previously India reported 83,883 cases which was the world’s highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases. The jump to more than 4 million cases comes only 13...

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