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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.

World 22 Jan 2021 | 5:03 AM

France reports nearly 23,000 COVID-19 cases in one day

PARIS, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- With 22,848 infections confirmed in the last 24 hours, France's total coronavirus cases now stand at 2,987,965, official data showed on Thursday.

World 22 Jan 2021 | 3:39 AM

Roundup: Palestine reports 17 cases of new COVID-19 strain; Lebanon extends lockdown for 7 days

CAIRO, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Palestine reported 17 cases of new COVID-19 strain on Thursday; Meanwhile, Lebanon decided to extend its 25-day lockdown for seven more days to contain the pandemic's spread.

World 15 Jan 2021 | 4:25 AM

Roundup: Turkish president, Jordanian king receive COVID-19 vaccine; Iraq bans citizens from traveling to 20 countries with new coronavirus variant

CAIRO, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jordan's King Abdullah II on Thursday received the COVID-19 vaccine, respectively. Meanwhile, Iraq announced a ban on its citizens from travelling to 20 countries where a new coronavirus variant was found.

World 15 Jan 2021 | 12:52 AM

Iraq reports 770 new COVID-19 cases, 606,186 in total

BAGHDAD, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Thursday 770 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total nationwide number to 606,186.

World 14 Jan 2021 | 4:29 AM

France reports 23,852 new COVID-19 cases, 229 deaths

PARIS, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- France on Wednesday confirmed 23,852 infections with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the biggest one-day tally since Jan. 6, as more infectious variants circulate, posing growing risk of the epidemic rebound, health authorities data showed.

World 14 Jan 2021 | 4:02 AM

Roundup: Jordan starts nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign; Iran's total tally surpasses 1.3 mln

CAIRO, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday commenced a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign with the priority for vulnerable groups and frontline health workers. Meanwhile, Iran's tally of COVID-19 infections surpassed 1.3 million after more than 6,000 new cases were added.

World 14 Jan 2021 | 2:23 AM

New variant of COVID-19 found in Wisconsin

CHICAGO, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Wisconsin health officials said on Wednesday a new strain of COVID-19 virus has been detected in the U.S. Midwest state.