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Vietnam to buy Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Vietnam has registered to buy a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, state television reported on Friday, as it fights a new outbreak after going several months with no local cases

Medical specialists wearing protective hazmat suits take a swab sample to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from a woman repatriated from Singapore at a military base in southern Mekong delta Dong Thap province, Vietnam on 8 August 2020

Russia to begin COVID-19 vaccine production within 2 weeks

Russia will start the production of its COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, the country’s health minister Mikhail Murashko said

Scientists in Britain began clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday as other vaccine developers across Europe also stepped up work on experimental shots against the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

COVID-19 vaccine: Scientists in West say Russia’s move ‘reckless’

Intent on being first in the global race to develop a vaccine against the pandemic disease, Russia has yet to conduct large-scale trials of the shot that would produce data to show whether it works - ...

A scientist works inside a laboratory of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology during the production and laboratory testing of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia on 6 August 2020

Britain tightens online campaigning rules amid fears of interference in polls

Britain plans to tighten rules around online campaigning to make political parties and campaigners state more clearly who they are, the government said on Wednesday, seeking to allay fears about ...

Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson speaks at RAF Lossiemouth, during a visit to the Highlands and Northern Isles of Scotland, in Moray, Scotland, Britain on 23 July 2020

Russia first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine: Putin

The speed at which Russia is moving to roll out its vaccine highlights its determination to win the global race for an effective product, but has stirred concerns that it may be putting national ...

Russian president Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on 11 August 2020

Bangladesh's Grandmaster Razib beats Russia's Demchenko

Bangladeshi Grandmaster Enamul Hossain Razib beat Russian Grandmaster Anton Demchenko (Rating 2641) in the 6th round match of the 48th Annual World Open Chess Tournament being held at the online ...

Bangladesh's Grandmaster Razib beats Russia's Demchenko

Global COVID-19 cases top 19.2m: Johns Hopkins

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 19,295,350 and the fatalities rose to 719,805, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest ...

People with and without masks in the Red Light District in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5 August 2020.

Global COVID-19 cases top 18.1m: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 18.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 691,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

A member of Indonesia's Red Cross sprays disinfectant inside a department store amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 March, 2020.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 18m: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 18 million mark, while the deaths were nearing 688,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

A waitress takes the temperature of customers as they arrive to eat at Dudley's as restaurants in New York City, US on 27 June.

Russia preparing mass vaccination against coronavirus for October

A source told Reuters this week that Russia's first potential COVID-19 vaccine would secure local regulatory approval in August and be administered to health workers soon thereafter.

Russian health minister Mikhail Murashko speaks during a demonstration prior to the opening of a new section for treatment of patients, affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at NI Pirogov National Medical and Surgical Centre in Moscow, Russia, 3 April 2020.
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