French Prime Minister Jean Castex Tests Positive for COVID-19

French Prime Minister Jean Castex tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 22. Castex’s office confirmed to AFP News that Castex “immediately carried out a PCR test” after he found out that his 11-year-old daughter had tested positive. BFMTV reported that …

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Netherlands to Impose Partial Lockdown to Tame COVID-19 Surge

The Netherlands will impose a partial lockdown starting from Saturday in order to quell the surge of new Covid-19 cases.  Netherlands Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s cabinet will announce the new measures in a televised press conference later today. The …

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Canada Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shot for Adults

Canada has authorized on Nov. 9 a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 for adults aged 18 and older. The booster shot is identical to the regular Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 and should be taken at least six months after the primary …

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UK Authorizes First Antiviral Pill to Treat COVID-19

The United Kingdom medicines regulator has approved on Nov. 4 the first pill to treat COVID-19 in adults at risk of severe illness. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that the oral antiviral pill molnupiravir is safe …

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COVID-19 Deaths Surpass Five Million Worldwide

More than five million people around the world have died from COVID-19, data from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center revealed. JHU’s global tally of COVID-19 deaths reached 5,004,447 on Nov. 1, with 197,116 deaths recorded in the …

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Tests Positive for COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 31 after members of her household tested positive days earlier. Psaki, 42, said in a statement that she has been in quarantine and had previously tested negative four …

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