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More than 144.51 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 3,187,963 have died.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
India recorded the world's highest daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope.
Health officials across northern and western India including the capital, New Delhi, said they were in crisis, with most hospitals full and running out of oxygen.
Russia reported 8,996 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 2,704 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 4,736,121 since the pandemic began, according to a Reuters tally.
Russia reported 8,996 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
The government coronavirus taskforce also confirmed the deaths of 397 people in the last 24 hours, pushing its national death toll to 107,103. The federal statistics agency has kept a separate count and reported a toll of more than 225,000 from April 2020 to February.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 29,518 to 3,217,710, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday. The reported death toll rose by 259 to 80,893, the tally showed.
A US plant that was making JNJ's vaccine must fix a long list of problems including peeling paint, shoddy cleanups and poorly-trained staff to resume operation, according to a highly critical report by the Food and Drug Administration.
US President Joe Biden announced tax credits for certain businesses that pay employees who take time off to get vaccines.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 29,518 to 3,217,710.
The US State Department has added at least 116 countries this week to its "Level Four: Do Not Travel" advisory list.
Argentina's COVID-19 deaths hit 60,000 amid a sharp second wave, while India battled a nationwide shortage of oxygen and a surge in infections, with at least 24 patients dying on Wednesday when the oxygen supply to their ventilators ran out.
European countries prepared to start using Johnson & Johnson's vaccine and speed up their vaccination campaigns after Europe's drug regulator backed the shot and deliveries started trickling in after a week-long pause.
Sweden warned of new and tougher steps if people chose to ignore existing restrictions.
Police clashed with protesters in Berlin as they tried to disperse a rally against the lockdown, as parliament approved a law to give Chancellor Angela Merkel's government more powers to fight a third wave.
Poland will reopen hair salons and let some children return to schools in 11 of its 16 regions from April 26, as daily case numbers start to fall.
Domestic travel restrictions in France are expected to be lifted on May 3.
"Very disheartened at Manchester Airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. I felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag," Akram said in a tweet.
Zayed Sports tournament will give ladies all over the UAE a chance to enjoy a variety of sports, develop their athletic skills, and win valuable prizes.
"Iker Casillas suffered an acute heart attack during this Wednesday's training session," Porto said in a statement on their official website.
The platform displayed the pedestrian crossings monitoring device specialized in monitoring and controlling vehicles that do not commit to giving priority to pedestrians in the locations designated for their crossing, in addition to monitoring the violation of not wearing a seat belt and being busy while driving, such as using the phone.
A normal husband-wife argument turned into big fight and the husband in a fit of rage set his kitchen on fire. Before the desperate wife could call for help the gas cylinder in the kitchen caught fire and exploded.
According to The Independent, all 19 occupants onboard the plane — 16 passengers and three crew - have made it out of the wreckage safely.
Authorities say a man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening