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US Senate passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Washington/Sputnik: The US senate has passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, with Senator Josh Hawley being the lone dissenting vote.

WHO COVID-19 report was focused on 'pleasing' Beijing: Ex-US official

Washington: A former US National Security Council's senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense has said the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the origin of coronavirus has shown that the world health body was more focused on pleasing Beijing.

Pakistan approves use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Islamabad: Pakistan has approved the use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, meia reports said.

France goes into third national lockdown as cases surge sharply

Paris/UNI: France on Saturday entered its third national lockdown as the rise in the number of COVID cases threatens to overwhelm the country's medical system.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan, his wife test Covid-19 positive days after taking Chinese vaccine

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have tested positive for Covid-19, two days the first shot of the Coivid-19 vaccine Sinopharm developed by China. 

Over 400 employees of Tesla plant in California contracted COVID19 amid pandemic

Washington/Sputnik: There were around 450 coronavirus cases at Tesla’s California, Bay Area production facility last year, The Washington Post reports citing new data from the PlainSite transparency website.

Moldova's Security Council recommends 2-week COVID-19 emergency

Chisinau/Sputnik: Moldova's Supreme Security Council has recommended that the government declare a two-week state of emergency over COVID-19, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said on Saturday.

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.