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China refutes allegation of US Deputy Security chief on Coronavirus' leak from Wuhan lab

Beijing/Sputnik: US Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger's allegation that the coronavirus had slipped out of a lab in China's eastern Wuhan city is false, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Monday.

UK reports biggest single-day spike of 53,135 COVID cases, 414 deaths

London/UNI: The United Kingdom on Tuesday recorded the highest single-day spike of 53,135 fresh novel coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, while 414 people lost their lives.

Vaccination with Russia’s Sputnik V to start in Argentina from Tuesday: Authorities

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: The delivery of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine doses to Argentina is expected to be completed by Monday and vaccination will start on Dec 29, the press service of Argentina’s president informed in a statement.

More pandemics likely to come, countries must invest in preparedness: WHO chief

Geneva/Sputnik: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the world should get prepared for future pandemics that are inevitable.

French President Emmanuel Macron tests Covid-19 positive

Paris: France's President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, Elysée Palace said on Thursday.

Greece extends entry permission for Russians until Jan 7

Athens/Sputnik: Greece is extending entry permission for up to 500 Russian citizens per week, provided that they test negative for COVID-19 and have all the necessary documents, the decision was published by the Government Gazette on Sunday.

Moderna submits coronavirus vaccine data to obtain emergency use authorization

Washington/Sputnik: The pharmaceutical company Moderna said that it has submitted the results of its corona vaccine trials to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to obtain emergency use authorization for the vaccine.

Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto tests positive for Coronavirus

Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan's opposition leader and chairman of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto on Thursday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

WHO chief Tedros congratulates Joe Biden on election victory, calls for joint fight against pandemic

Zurich/UNI: World Health Organization Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday congratulated Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on their victory in the US presidential election and noted the importance of joint fight against COVID-19.

US President-elect Joe Biden promises to get coronavirus under control

Washington/UNI: President-elect Joe Biden has said that the primary objective for the US leadership now is to stop the spread of Coronavirus and he plans to name a group of experts to help with that task.

Covid-19: Greece announces three-week nationwide lockdown

Athens/UNI: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos on Thursday announced a three-week nationawide lockdown because of the novel Coronavirus.

World court continues adjudicating throughout COVID health crisis

New York: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the United Nations world court said on Friday that its judiciary work in The Hague, Netherlands, continued unabated.

French authorities considering re-introducing self-isolation regime for month

Paris/Sputnik: The French authorities said on Wednesday that they were considering re-introducing the self-isolation regime in the country for a month amid the deteriorating epidemiological situation, BFMTV reported citing its sources.

Coronavirus ‘feeds off instability’, disrupting Israel-Palestine peace efforts

New York: The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process reminded the Security Council on Monday of the Secretary-General’s renewed appeal for a global ceasefire to respond to COVID-19, highlighting that the “the virus feeds off instability”.

Donald Trump says COVID-19 lockdowns unconstitutional, opinion has not changed on masks

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said during a town hall meeting that state-wide lockdown imposed by several US governors to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is unconstitutional.