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Global fundraising for COVID-19 vaccine, drugs exceeds $10 billion, EU says

Scientists are seen working at Cobra Biologics, they are working on a potential vaccine for COVID-19, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Keele, Britain, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Brussels, May 26 (Reuters) - A global campaign to fund the development of vaccine and therapies against COVID-19 has so far raised 9.5 billion euros ($10.4 billion), the head of the European Commission said on Tuesday. “Great result, reaching 1st milestone of GlobalResponse pledging marathon led by EU Commission,” Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter. The pledging campaign, which ...

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, Latin America overtakes US, Europe in infection counts

Healthcare workers and patients at the Intensive Care Unit for Covid-19 patients at a hospital in Manaus, Brazil, on May 20, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

New York, May 21 (Reuters) - Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday (May 20), with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally. It represents a new phase in the virus' spread, which initially peaked in China in February, before large-scale outbreaks followed in ...

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Curfew in Sri Lanka extended for 8 districts

Empty streets of Colombo

Colombo, March 23 (newsin.asia) - The curfew imposed in Colombo, Gampaha, Puttalam and 5 districts of the Northern Province will be lifted at 6 am tomorrow (24) for a period of 6 hours. The curfew will be re-imposed at 12 noon and will be in effect until 6 am on Friday (March 27). Meanwhile, the curfew on other districts, where ...

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