Doha/Sputnik: Kuwait has signed a contract with US company Moderna to receive 1.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine after production begins, Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai reported.
New Delhi: After maintaining less than 30,000 cases for the past two days, India on Wednesday recorded 38,617 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per Ministry of Health data released.
Results from an early-phase randomised clinical trial of a Chinese vaccine candidate based on the inactivated whole SARS-CoV-2 virus (CoronaVac) are published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, finding the formulation appears safe and induces an antibody response in healthy volunteers aged 18 to 59 years.
New Delhi: India has been recording around 30,000 daily new cases for the last two consecutive days. 29,163 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The country has also seen less than 50,000 daily new cases being registered continuously for the past ten days, as per Indian Ministry of Health data released on Tuesday.
Tokyo/Sputnik: The authorities of South Korea's capital, Seoul, will raise the social distancing level amid a rise in new COVID-19 cases in and around the city, the Yonhap news agency reported.
Moscow/Sputnik: France is gradually gaining control over the COVID-19 virus, which is still active, but has been in decline over the last few weeks, French Health Minister Olivier Veran told the RMC broadcaster on Tuesday.
Moscow/Sputnik: US pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced in a press release on Tuesday it was launching a pilot program that aims to inform the delivery and distribution of its coronavirus vaccine in the US states of Rhode Island, Texas, New Mexico and Tennessee.
Moscow/Sputnik: The chief of the Russian public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said on Tuesday that some mutations of the coronavirus were registered in Siberia.
New Delhi: India's COVID-19 daily figures remained below the 30,000 mark for the first time in over four months.
London/Sputnik: The UK government said on Monday that it is in advanced discussions to get access to the COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed by US company Moderna, which, according to the firm, has proved to be nearly 95 percent effective at the clinical trials.
Islamabad: Pakistan is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases and even PM Imran Khan on Monday urged people to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) to tackle the situation.
London: Moderna, Inc, a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, on Monday said its vaccine candidate against COVID-19 has shown 94.5 percent efficiency.
London/Sputnik: The COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed by the pharmaceutical company Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, will begin its phase three clinical trial across the United Kingdom on Monday with 6,000 voluntaries, the UK government announced.
London/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said on Monday that he feels “great” and “bursting with antibodies” after he was told to self-isolate for 14 days because he was in contact with a person who tested positive for the COVID-19.
Moscow/Sputnik: Starting Tuesday, the Australian state of South Australia will be enforcing new restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19, which will last for about two weeks, Premier Steven Marshall said Monday.