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World 02 Feb 2021 | 4:09 AM

Lithuania confirms first case of coronavirus variant detected in UK

VILNIUS, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday the country's first case of the coronavirus variant identified in Britain, local media reported.

World 02 Feb 2021 | 3:42 AM

Roundup: U.S. reports over 470 cases of coronavirus variants

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Over 470 infection cases of coronavirus variants have been reported in at least 32 U.S. states as of Sunday, according to the latest data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

World 02 Feb 2021 | 12:25 AM

Malawi to receive COVID-19 vaccines in late February

LILONGWE, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has announced that his government has finally secured doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to help immunize "as many citizens as possible" against COVID-19.

World 26 Jan 2021 | 6:06 AM

Lithuania tightens COVID-19 restrictions for travelers amid fears over new strain

VILNIUS, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Travelers from some 200 countries and regions are required for both negative COVID-19 test results and 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival in Lithuania as of Monday.

World 26 Jan 2021 | 5:29 AM

Roundup: Lockdown or not -- France weighs up new rules to curb COVID-19

PARIS, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- After many European countries went into new lockdown to cope with an exponential rise in COVID-19, eyes are now on France where calls are growing to introduce a new confinement, but questions linger on when the country will take such a move and how the lockdown will be: hard or soft?

World 26 Jan 2021 | 4:27 AM

Roundup: Turkey receives more Chinese COVID-19 vaccines; Palestine mulls over closing borders to curb new virus strain

CAIRO, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Turkey received on Monday 6.5 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines produced by the Chinese company Sinovac. Meanwhile, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said that Palestine is studying the option of closing borders to limit the spread of the new coronavirus strain.

World 25 Jan 2021 | 4:47 AM

Slovenia confirms first case of new strain of coronavirus

LJUBLJANA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The new variant of coronavirus first identified in Britain has been officially confirmed in Slovenia, Prime Minister Janez Jansa announced on Sunday.

World 25 Jan 2021 | 12:37 AM

UK records another 30,004 coronavirus cases, 610 deaths

LONDON, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Another 30,004 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 3,647,463, according to official figures released Sunday.

World 23 Jan 2021 | 6:05 AM

Bulgaria confirms first cases of new coronavirus variant

SOFIA, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The new variant of coronavirus first identified in Britain was confirmed in Bulgaria, an official said here on Friday evening.

World 23 Jan 2021 | 1:43 AM

Coronavirus variant detected in UK may be more deadly, PM warns

LONDON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The coronavirus variant first identified in Britain may be more deadly than the older virus strain, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday.