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AstraZeneca shares drop 6% after company announces ‘routine’ safety pause in coronavirus vaccine trial

AstraZeneca shares fell more than 6% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company said its late-stage trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine had been put on hold due to safety concerns. “This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of …

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Washington state makes face masks mandatory as some states see new coronavirus surge

The governor of Washington state on Tuesday ordered residents to wear face masks in public as officials across the country sought new means to control the coronavirus pandemic while easing clamp-downs on residents and reopening the economy. The move by Washington Governor Jay Inslee came as Arizona, California, Mississippi and …

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Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab sets up COVID-19 treatment centre

Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab said on Friday they had set up a COVID-19 treatment centre in the country, and said the disease posed a grave threat, citing international health authorities. “Al Shabaab’s corona(virus) prevention and treatment committee has opened a COVID-19 centre,” the group said in a broadcast on …

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The Paris Prosecutor’s Office opens a preliminary investigation into the management of Covid-19 in France

The Paris public prosecutor announced on Tuesday that he had opened a preliminary investigation into the management of the health crisis in France, particularly concerning the heads of “endangering the lives of others” and “non assistance to persons in danger ”. In a press release, Rémy Heitz said that he …

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Coronavirus: Kenya’s Kambua among 11 artistes featuring in song created Rasha Kelej to support medical workers

It has now become a global way of showing support and appreciation for medical workers around the world, during Coronavirus battle. Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and One of 100 Most Influential Africans started her own idea of creating an inspiring pan African song called ‘My White Army’ which aims to …

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