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World 03 Dec 2020 | 6:31 AM

U.S. Texas to receive over 1.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine in December: governor

HOUSTON, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- U.S. state of Texas will receive over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday.

World 15 Apr 2020 | 2:12 AM

Pakistan clerics call for lifting of congregational prayer limits

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Prominent clerics are demanding the lifting of restrictions on congregational prayers at mosques in Pakistan, which has recorded 5,837 coronavirus cases and 96 related deaths.

World 15 Apr 2020 | 1:51 AM

Exclusive: Emails reveal breakdowns in U.S. drive-through virus testing

(Reuters) - As coronavirus infections exploded in New Orleans, state and local officials repeatedly told the Trump administration that its new drive-through testing effort wasn’t going well. Those tested often waited more than a week for results, and local officials had no information on who had been notified by a federally contracted call center, according to emails between local and federal officials reviewed by Reuters.

World 15 Apr 2020 | 1:05 AM

Explainer: What is contact tracing and how can it help fight the new coronavirus?

(Reuters) - Contact tracing has been used for decades to control the spread of infectious diseases. The basic idea is simple: track down infected people, then find everyone who has been near them and encourage those people to stay home until it is clear they are not sick.