Covid-19 has killed over 3M people and infected more than 140.2M others globally. Here are the latest coronavirus-related developments for April 16:
Initial data shows mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech retain most of their effectiveness for at least six months though further protection remains to be determined.
Toshihiro Nikai is known for his frank comments, which come as many other ruling party lawmakers have avoided discussing the hot button issue of a possible cancellation.
The study titled "My Body is My Own" lists attacks on women in 57 countries, ranging from rape to forced sterilisation to virginity tests and genital mutilation.
Angry protesters in major cities reacted after police arrested Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan leader Saad Rizvi for threatening to hold protests if the government did not expel French ambassador over depictions of Prophet Muhammad.
A report, focusing on 18 countries where the UN said it has obtained verified information, lists 52 parties “credibly suspected” of responsibility “for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence” in conflicts.
Report says severall nations are using pandemic to further silence criticism, citing violence by security services in Brazil and Nigeria against protest movements in the past year.
Finnish nurse's method to reduce medical waste and increase the number of jabs per Covid-19 vaccination bottle may also help other EU countries who are currently struggling with delays.
The drug-making company says their shot was also 100 percent effective in preventing illness among trial participants in South Africa, where a new variant called B1351 is dominant, though the number of those participants was relatively small at 800.
Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed says trade decision “deferred” until New Delhi restores India-administered Kashmir’s special status.
With the new policy, satellite links will now be provided for international nominees around the world who have no way of getting to Los Angeles, although video calling will still be kept to a minimum.
Increasing the tax-free sum that grandparents will pass on to grandchildren may be contentious, as it would only favour families that are rich enough to benefit from the initiative.
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