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China has to decide tomorrow if it will share its Covid vaccine with WHO and help the world

Friday is the final day for governments to decide whether to take part in Covax, an initiative that aspires to give lower-income countries the same access to vaccines as rich nations.
A passenger wearing a mask has his temperature checked at Karachi Cantonment railway station, in Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday, July 28, 2028 July 2020 Asim Hafeez | Bloomberg  

7 countries, including Pakistan, can teach India how to fight next pandemic

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros has called on countries to invest in public health in order to prepare ourselves from future pandemics like Covid-19.
A lab worker boxes up test tubes of patient samples in a virology research labs | Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg

UNICEF says it will lead global procurement and supply of Covid-19 vaccines

The vaccine procurement and distribution effort, involving over 170 economies, has the potential to become the world's largest and fastest ever operation of its kind.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, 24 Sept | Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Trump changes mind, agrees to fund some WHO programmes despite withdrawal

US will now fund health programs in countries including Libya, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan to fight Covid-19, polio, flu and other diseases.
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China likely to join WHO’s Covid vaccine programme Trump has shunned

In May, President Xi Jinping pledged that a China-developed coronavirus vaccine would be shared with the world.
(Representative image) Migrants returning to Delhi being tested | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India testing 23.7 people per lakh population, much higher than WHO guidelines, says ICMR

In an editorial in its internal newsletter, ICMR praises itself, saying it has set an example in front of the world by putting up a valiant face of India.
YouTube screengrab of a Wuhan pool party

Pandemic drives Scotland’s independence demand, Wuhan hosts pool parties & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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India’s single-day Covid count higher than US, Brazil in past week, says WHO

India, the third worst-hit nation in terms of infections, has also accounted for over 23% of the cases and more than 15% of the deaths reported between August 4-10 worldwide.

WHO wraps up China visit as part of probe into origin of Covid outbreak

WHO is preparing to deploy a larger group of experts to Wuhan, where epidemiological studies will begin to identify the potential source of infection.
Divers at the WHO construction site pull out all waste | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

These Delhi families live in tents a stone’s throw away from what was once their homes

ThePrint's Manisha Mondal visits Delhi's Anna Nagar where over 12 houses were destroyed when a portion of an adjacent road had caved-in during heavy downpour earlier this month.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.