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UK finds missing case of Brazil variant, says no sign it has spread

FILE PHOTO: A person works at a minibus that was converted into a COVID-19 mobile test centre for people who can’t get to regular test centres, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Walsall, Britain, February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Carl RecineLONDON (Reuters) – English health authorities have tracked down a previously-unidentified person who tested

US traffic deaths spike even as pandemic cuts miles traveled

Pandemic lockdowns and stay-at-home orders kept many drivers off U.S. roads and highways last year. But those who did venture out found open lanes that only invited reckless driving, leading to a sharp increase in traffic-crash deaths across the country. The nonprofit National Safety Council estimates in a report issued Thursday that 42,060 people died

US to distribute 4 million J&J COVID vaccines by Tuesday

Four million doses of the latest COVID-19 vaccine to get US approval will be delivered across the country as early as Tuesday, a senior administration official said. The United States on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine for emergency use, boosting President Joe Biden’s plan to battle the outbreak that has killed more than

Vaccine hoarding threatens global supply via COVAX: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board

Holloway keen to push his limits after record-breaking run

(Reuters) – American Grant Holloway said he was not surprised by his blistering pace on the World Indoor Tour circuit this year as he eclipsed the long-standing world indoor 60m hurdles record in Madrid.Slideshow ( 2 images )Holloway, the outdoor 110m hurdles world champion, won his 10th race of the year on Wednesday as he

China approves two COVID-19 vaccines from Sinopharm's affiliate, CanSino

FILE PHOTO: A logo of China’s vaccine specialist CanSino Biologics Inc is pictured in Tianjin, China August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING (Reuters) – China’s National Medical Products Administration said on Thursday that it has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for public use. The two vaccines are made by CanSino Biologics Inc and Sinopharm’s affiliate Wuhan

Singapore's first Chinese COVID-19 vaccines arrive ahead of approval

FILE PHOTO: A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at Gleneagles hospital, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File PhotoSINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore received its first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine made by China’s Sinovac Biotech on Tuesday, its health ministry said, although the shot is still awaiting approval

US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or

Halep looking to be a little less negative after Melbourne exit

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Simona Halep said she would leave the Australian Open with her head held high despite a quarter-final exit but was a little frustrated at her negativity on court during the tournament.Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Romania’s Simona Halep in action during her quarter final match

New Zealand locks down Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minsiter Jacinda Ardern on Sunday announced a three-day lockdown in the country’s biggest city Auckland, after three new local COVID-19 cases were reported, the first local infections since late January.Slideshow ( 2 images )Ardern said the level 3 restrictions, which require everyone to stay home except for essential shopping

Melbourne starts snap virus lockdown, no crowds at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant.Slideshow ( 5 images )One new locally acquired case was confirmed in the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Saturday, taking the

French coronavirus infections ease further

FILE PHOTO: A health worker, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, works at a testing site for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nantes, France, October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane MahePARIS (Reuters) – France’s pace of infection with the coronavirus again slowed on Friday, with 20,701 new confirmed COVID-19 cases compared to 21,063 on Thursday