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Japan to adopt selective, rather than blanket, approach in coronavirus tests

Japan will stop short of offering blanket coronavirus tests, and instead target the vulnerable and those most at risk in seeking to prevent a second wave of infections, the minister in charge of policies to combat the health crisis said.

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences in human tests for coronavirus antibody drug

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences has started an early-stage study in China to test a potential antibody treatment against the coronavirus in uninfected people, official paper Liberation Daily said on its online channel on Sunday. https://bit.ly/3eZhSWM

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 407 to 183,678: RKI

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 407 to 183,678, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.

After Pakistan’s lockdown gamble, COVID-19 cases surge

Four weeks ago, with its most important festival coming up and millions of people facing starvation as economic activity dwindled, Pakistan lifted a two-month-long coronavirus lockdown.  

Germany forges European virus vaccine alliance: Handelsblatt

Germany and three other European Union states are forging a new alliance aimed at securing access to coronavirus vaccines, once developed, and making sure they are distributed fairly around the world, business daily Handelsblatt reported.

Thailand reports one new coronavirus case, no deaths

Thailand on Wednesday reported one new coronavirus infection and no new deaths, bringing the country’s total to 3,084 confirmed cases and 58 fatalities since the outbreak started in January.

Novacyt sees more wins for coronavirus test product

Healthcare and clinical diagnostics company Novacyt announced more contract wins for its ‘Primerdesign’ product aimed at testing for the presence of the coronavirus, although the company suffered a minor setback in France.

AstraZeneca-Merck Lynparza gets EMA’s positive recommendation

Drugmakers AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc said on Monday their blockbluster cancer drug, Lynparza, has received positive recommendation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a maintenance treatment for a form of pancreatic cancer.

Rwanda reports its first death from the new coronavirus

Rwanda’s ministry of health on Sunday reported the East African nation’s first death caused by the new coronavirus.

Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

Thailand reported one new coronavirus case on Saturday and no new deaths, taking the total number of infections to 3,077 as local transmission of the new virus appears to wane.

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