Coronavirus outbreak

STARTING DATE: 8 Jul 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 3,592 STORIES

An outbreak of a novel coronavirus started around mid-December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus spread around the world, with cases confirmed in around a dozen other countries including France, Australia and the US and dozens of deaths in China as of Jan 26, 2020.

Coronavirus outbreak
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Russia claims first coronavirus vaccine as global cases top 20 million

MOSCOW - Russia claimed Tuesday that it had developed the world's first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with 20 million infections globally.

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Russia claims first coronavirus vaccine as global cases top 20 million
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Indonesia starts final clinical trial of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

Indonesia on Tuesday began the final-phase clinical trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

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Indonesia starts final clinical trial of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
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Philippines unlikely to keep lockdown despite surging infections

The Philippines is unlikely to keep its capital and nearby areas under strict lockdown despite coronavirus infections rising by another daily record to over 136,000.

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Philippines unlikely to keep lockdown despite surging infections
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+0 Covid cases

For the second consecutive day, Thailand on Tuesday reported no new coronavirus cases, domestic or imported. The total number of cases remains 3,351.

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+0 Covid cases
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Philippines’ Duterte accepts Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine offer

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted Russia’s offer of its coronavirus vaccine, volunteering to take the first shot as a gesture of trust and gratitude.

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Philippines’ Duterte accepts Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine offer
09:45

Medical masks best, cotton good, bandanas worse: Covid study

WASHINGTON: Health experts have determined that face coverings are a vital tool in reducing the spread of coronavirus -- but little research has been done into how different kinds of masks compare.

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Medical masks best, cotton good, bandanas worse: Covid study
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Outbreak 'likely'

Thailand is likely to report new cases of local Covid-19 transmission as the global pandemic continues.

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Outbreak 'likely'
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Stranded workers

Ninety-four Thai workers stranded in Uzbekistan are expected to return home with the help of the Thai Labour Ministry and relevant government agencies.

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Stranded workers
10 Aug 2020

Ticket refunds for GOT7 fans as new date can't be set

Buyers in Thailand of tickets for the GOT7 concert can get a refund after the band could not set a new date for the show due to Covid-19 restrictions worldwide.

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Ticket refunds for GOT7 fans as new date can't be set
10 Aug 2020

Face masks mandatory in Paris as US hits 5m cases

PARIS: Face masks became compulsory in tourist hotspots in Paris on Monday amid warnings of a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as infections in the world's worst-hit country the United States topped 5 million.

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Face masks mandatory in Paris as US hits 5m cases