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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.

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.