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People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

New York City starts reopening venues as Covid-19 rates decline

dpa-AFX/GNA - As New York's hospitalization and Covid-19 infection rates continue to decline, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that several industries in the state can...

South Africa starts vaccine rollout with Johnson & Johnson jab

dpa – South Africa started to immunize frontline health workers on Wednesday, hours after it received 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19...

Uganda starts clinical trial of COVID-19 treatment drug

Uganda has started clinical trials of a drug locally developed to treat COVID-19. The country's President, Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday launched the trials which will...
Photo taken on Oct. 19, 2020 shows the Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles which will be exported to Europe at Waigaoqiao port in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 19, 2020. U.S. carmaker Tesla announced on Monday that it would export the made-in-China Model 3 to Europe, marking another important milestone for its Shanghai Gigafactory. The first batch of exported sedans will leave Shanghai next Tuesday and arrive at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium at the end of November before being sold in European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland. (Xinhua/Wang Xiang)

Tesla Model Y starts delivery

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla started delivering its Model Y, built in China, on Monday. On Jan. 7, 2020, Tesla launched the project...

Indonesia starts mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign with Chinese jab

dpa/GNA - Indonesia launched its mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, using the Chinese-developed CoronaVac jab. President Joko Widodo was the...
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Voting starts well in Northern Region

At the Kukou Primary and JHS, in the Tamale South Constituency, voting came to a halt as the Verification Machine stopped functioning after verifying...
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Special Voting starts in Ernest in Upper East

Voting at Garu district has started with all Covid-19 protocols followed without challenges at various polling stations. Mr. David Amoah, District E.C Officer...
Special voting

Special voting starts nationwide

Special voting for persons with special Election Day assignments totaling 109, 577 has commenced throughout the country. The exercise is taking place at 311 Electoral...

Zimbabwe starts repossessing under-utilized farms

The Zimbabwean government has started the process of repossessing under-utilized, vacant and abandoned farms to ensure that land is fully utilized, the Chronicle newspaper...

Fati the star as Koeman starts with impressive win at Barca

Ansu Fati scored twice and won a penalty with a magnificent first half performance as FC Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0 in Ronald Koeman's...

Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in U.S.

A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced...
A bullet train tests operations along the high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou in North China’s Hebei Province in November, 2019. (Photo by CFP)

Construction of UK’s high-speed rail link HS2 officially starts

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday formally launched the construction work on the long-anticipated major infrastructure project, the HS2 rail link. ...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

U.S. steps up COVID-19 vaccine development as another vaccine candidate starts final phase trial

Researchers across the United States are stepping up efforts to work out an effective COVID-19 vaccine as another vaccine candidate has started phase...
Makeshift Hospital

Libya starts new school year with anti-COVID-19 measures

Most of high schools in Libya reopened on Monday for the new semester with precautionary measures against COVID-19 as authorities plan to reopen...
New measles vaccine

Italy starts human trial of COVID-19 vaccine amid spike in cases

Phase one of the clinical trial of an Italian-developed GRAd-COV2 coronavirus vaccine kicked off on Monday with the inoculation of the first, officials...

Court starts sentencing hearing of Christchurch mosque gunman

The High Court in Christchurch of New Zealand started Monday the sentencing hearing of the gunman in the Christchurch mosque shootings, who killed 51...
New measles vaccine

Chinese inactivated COVID-19 vaccine starts phase-3 clinical trials in Peru

A Chinese inactivated COVID-19 vaccine has started phase-3 clinical trials in Peru, according to the vaccine developer China National Biotec Group (CNBG) affiliated...
Wpid Harethreik

UN starts disbursing fund to help families affected by Beirut blasts

Najat Rochdi, the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon, announced on Thursday that the UN has started disbursing 8.5 million U.S. dollars...
Voters Registration

Phase four of voter registration starts in Adaklu district

The ongoing Voter Registration Exercise enters its fourth phase on Sunday at nine centres in the Adaklu district. The centres...
Ethiopian Airline

Ethiopian Airlines starts to ferry Tanzania’s Nile perch to Europe

Ethiopian Airlines made its flight from Tanzania's Mwanza city on Thursday night, ferrying 17,262 kilograms of processed fish from Lake Victoria to European...
Face Masks

Namibia starts 4-stage strategy to exit lockdown, but obtaining face masks still a challenge

Namibia's deputy health minister Esther Utjiua Muinjangue on Tuesday said that the country is still faced with the challenge of obtaining protective face masks...

South Africa starts tuberculosis vaccine trial in response to COVID-19

Researchers in South Africa on Monday vaccinated hundreds of health workers with a 100-year-old tuberculosis (TB) in clinical trial in response to the COVID-19...
Doctor Ruth Aceng (R), Minister of Health of Uganda speaks to an official from Sunbelt Textiles Company Limited, in Kampala, capital of Uganda, April 2, 2020. Sunbelt Textiles Company Limited on Thursday donated 30,000 USD to help Uganda to fight COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda starts survey to determine prevalence of COVID-19

Uganda's Ministry of Health on Tuesday flagged off investigation teams to conduct a rapid assessment survey of the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic in...

Spain starts study to detect true spread of COVID-19

The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Services on Monday began a study to determine how widely COVID-19 has spread in the...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

WHO regular briefing on COVID-19 starts using six official UN languages

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday started introduce all the official UN languages into its regular press conference on COVID-19 in an effort...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Italy starts paying US$654 coronavirus benefit

At least 1.8 million self-employed people in Italy received their first monthly state benefit on Wednesday as part of a larger government package to...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe government starts partial lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Zimbabwe government began partial lockdown on Friday as part of wider measures announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

First human trial for coronavirus vaccine starts in U.S.

A clinical trial to evaluate a vaccine designed against the novel coronavirus started on Monday, a U.S. health official confirmed. "The vaccine candidate that was...

Jitters prevail as long rains season starts in Kenya amid locust invasion

Unexpected heavy rains in different parts of Kenya present fresh challenges to farmers battling invasion of desert locusts, which have spread to at least...
Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium

2020 GFH competition starts on Saturday, February 29 at Tamale

The Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium will be the venue for the first meet of this year’s Ghana Fastest Human Competition which is sponsored...