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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.