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.
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.
Islamabad: Pakistan has approved the use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, meia reports said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geneva/Sputnik: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the world should get prepared for future pandemics that are inevitable.
Paris: France's President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, Elysée Palace said on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.