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World 12 Jan 2021 | 3:24 AM

Roundup: Turkey counts down to mass COVID-19 inoculation; Lebanon declares total lockdown to fight pandemic

CAIRO, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Turkey counts down to mass inoculation against the COVID-19 pandemic while experts have called on all to show no hesitance towards the vaccination program. Meanwhile, Lebanon declares a state of emergency between Jan. 14-25 that includes a total lockdown to restrict the spread of the virus.

World 11 Jan 2021 | 2:45 AM

Russia confirms first case of new coronavirus strain detected in UK

MOSCOW, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Russia detected its first case of the new coronavirus strain, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom (UK) last month, said Anna Popova, head of the country's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, on Sunday.

World 10 Jan 2021 | 5:04 AM

NYS discovers 3 more infections of COVID-19 variant: governor

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The New York State Department of Health (DoH) has confirmed three additional cases of the variant of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7) found in the United Kingdom, Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted on Saturday.

World 10 Jan 2021 | 12:13 AM

Roundup: U.S. sets grim new records for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The United States recorded more than 4,000 deaths from COVID-19 in a single day on Thursday, a new grim milestone since the onset of the pandemic in the country.

World 09 Jan 2021 | 6:30 AM

Roundup: White House coronavirus task force warns of possible "USA variant" fueling spread

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- There would be a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus that evolved in the United States and is fueling spread of the virus, according to the White House coronavirus task force.

World 09 Jan 2021 | 5:44 AM

Peru confirms first case of COVID-19 variant

LIMA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Peru's Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed the country's first case of the coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom.

World 09 Jan 2021 | 1:59 AM

Roundup: Turkey says preparations continue for mass vaccination; Iran bans import of U.S., British COVID-19 vaccines

CAIRO, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that the mass vaccination process against the COVID-19 pandemic would soon start.