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    The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 913,000 lives globally, while the number of confirmed cases has surpassed 28.3 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. Countries are working on developing a vaccine, with Russia conducting Phase 3 trials for its Sputnik V - the first registered COVID vaccine in the world.

    The United States, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries, while new spikes in the number of infected have been confirmed in Latin America. At the same time, a new outbreak has been registered in Spain, as it became the first country in Western Europe to surpass 500,000 cases.

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    • 23:26

      More Than 33,500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Brazil in 24 Hours

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Brazil confirmed 33,523 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, more than 800 new deaths from COVID-19 were registered in that period, the country’s Health Ministry informs.

      Brazil's total number of confirmed coronavirus cases now stands at 4,315,687. In the past 24 hours, 814 new coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed in Brazil with the total death toll now standing at 131,210, the ministry said on Saturday.

      A week ago, Brazil’s coronavirus death toll was 125,521, thus the country has seen a weekly rise of about 6,000 coronavirus-related fatalities, about the same as in the previous 7-day period.

      More than 3.5 million people have recovered from COVID-19 in Brazil.

      Brazil has the second-largest coronavirus death toll of all the countries in the world, it is surpassed only by the US which has registered more than 193,500 coronavirus-related fatalities, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

      Brazil is now third in terms of the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. India is second with over 4.6 million coronavirus cases, while the US has the largest number of cases - more than 6.4 million.

    • 16:50

      North Macedonia Exploring Possibility of Procuring Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Embassy Says

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      North Macedonia Exploring Possibility of Procuring Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Embassy Says

      BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The authorities in North Macedonia are exploring the possibility of procuring Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 following consultations with Moscow, the Russian Embassy in Skopje stated on Saturday.
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    • 15:30

      UK's Confirmed Cases Rise by Record 3,497

    • 14:53

      AstraZeneca Resumes COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials in UK After OK From Health Regulators

      AstraZeneca Resumes COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials in UK After OK From Health Regulators

      LONDON (Sputnik) – The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced on Saturday that it has resumed the clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, after receiving permission from UK health regulators, following a pause triggered by a sudden illness in one of the participants.
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    • 12:29

      UNGA Adopts Resolution Recognizing COVID-19 as One of Greatest Challenges in Its History

      Philippines' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

      UNGA Adopts Resolution Recognizing COVID-19 as One of Greatest Challenges in Its History

      UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The UN General Assembly said in a new resolution the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic represents one of the greatest challenges since the establishment of the United Nations.
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    • 11:35

      UAE Confirms Over 1,000 New COVID-19 Infections Over Past 24 Hours

    • 10:15

      Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Munich - Video

      Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Munich - Video

      In March, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a series of restrictive measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, although the measures have been gradually eased nationwide since then.
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    • 09:52

      Coronavirus Death Toll in Iran Reaches 23,000

    • 08:30

      Indonesia Reports 3,806 New Cases of COVID-19

    • 08:02

      Philippines Confirms 4,935 New Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Rises by 186

    • 07:40

      Russia Records 5,488 COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has registered 5,488 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, which brings the cumulative total to 1,057,362, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Saturday.

      "Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 5,488 COVID-19 cases in 85 regions, of which 1,229 (22.4 percent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms", the response centre said in a statement.

    • 07:38

      Russian Health Minister Says Country's Regions to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine by Monday

      In this handout photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, and provided by Russian Direct Investment Fund, a new vaccine is on display at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia

      Russian Health Minister Says Country's Regions to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine by Monday

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The first small batches of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus were sent to all regions on the country, and they are expected to arrive before Monday, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday.
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    • 06:48

      Protests Against Coronavirus Lockdown Hit Auckland

    • 06:16

      Ukraine Confirms 3,103 New Coronavirus Cases

    • 05:01

      India’s Surging COVID-19 Cases Worrisome, Says Public Health Expert

      A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease, in New Delhi, India August 31, 2020.

      India’s Surging COVID-19 Cases Worrisome, Says Public Health Expert

      The number of COVID-19 cases in India is consistently rising, despite the enforcement of one of the strictest and most prolonged lockdowns on the planet. India has now topped Brazil with at least 4,562,414 cases. The US remains in the lead, however, with the highest number of infections: 6,589,020.
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    • 04:49

      India Confirms 97,570 New Coronavirus Cases

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