Russia develops World’s first COVID-19 vaccine, claims Putin

Russia has developed COVID-19 vaccine, claims Putin, says his daughter received dose

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Speaking at a government meeting on Tuesday, Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus. Putin emphasised that the … Read more

Shopify, BlackBerry develop COVID-19 app; Canada to roll out voluntary tests

Shopify, BlackBerry develop COVID-19 app; Canada to roll out voluntary tests

FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian technology firms Shopify Inc and Blackberry Ltd are developing a mobile contact testing app for the … Read more

U.S. EPA receives 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers

U.S. EPA receives 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers that, if granted, would help bring oil refiners into compliance with a court ruling this year, EPA data showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting … Read more

California orders residents to wear masks in ‘most settings outside the home’

California orders residents to wear masks in 'most settings outside the home'

FILE PHOTO: Skateboarders wear face masks as others sit at the beach on Memorial Day weekend during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California on Thursday ordered residents to wear masks in “most settings outside the home,” saying … Read more

New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up

France reports 28 more coronavirus deaths, cases up slightly

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past the he Galeries Lafayette department store on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – The number of people who died from coronavirus … Read more

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain. FILE PHOTO: A paramedic transports a patient to Mount Sinai Hospital as the number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to grow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April … Read more

Blood type, genes tied to risk of severe COVID-19: European study

Blood type, genes tied to risk of severe COVID-19: European study

FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan … Read more

France reports 28 more coronavirus deaths, cases up slightly

France reports 28 more coronavirus deaths, cases up slightly

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past the he Galeries Lafayette department store on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – The number of people who died from coronavirus … Read more