Coronavirus: Latest Global Developments
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Mon 25th October 2021 | 11:00 PM
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Oct, 2021 ) :Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: - Moderna safe for kids - US pharmaceutical giant Moderna reports a "robust neutralising antibody response" to its Covid vaccine in children aged 6-11 and says it will submit the trial data to global regulators soon.
- EU examines treatment - The EU's medicines watchdog says it has started a review of an oral Covid drug from the US pharmaceutical firm Merck, raising hopes for an easy-to-administer treatment to reduce serious or deadly cases.
- China battles outbreak - Tens of thousands of people in northern China are placed under strict stay-at-home orders as authorities seek to stamp out a growing outbreak in the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics.
- Fake jab certificates - Russian authorities investigate three nurses and a doctor in Saint Petersburg accused of selling fake coronavirus vaccination certificates, as the country faces a deadly new wave.
- Over 4.9 million dead - The coronavirus has killed at least 4,945,746 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Monday.
Taking into account excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the World Health Organization estimates the overall death toll could be two to three times higher.