By Spy Uganda
Authorities in Russia have announced that the country has developed the ‘first’ coronavirus vaccine.
President Vladmir Putin said his daughter was inoculated with the new vaccine that proved efficient during tests.
Putin now says Russia has developed the first vaccine which is offering “sustainable immunity” against coronavirus.
Worldwide coronavirus cases have surpassed 20 million, with Brazil and Mexico reporting a combined 27,000 infections in just one day. More than 12.2 million have recovered, and almost 735,000 have died from the disease, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
US President Donald Trump is considering a measure to block US citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus, according to the New York Times and Reuters news agency.
Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria on Tuesday reported 19 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 331 new cases.
Meanwhile, New Zealand has announced the return of coronavirus after 102 days.
New Zealand announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections in 102 days on Tuesday, prompting the country’s prime minister to issue a stay-at-home lockdown order for the country’s largest city.
“After 102 days, we have our first cases of COVID-19 outside of managed isolation or quarantine facilities… While we have all worked incredibly hard to prevent this scenario, we have also planned and prepared for it,” Jacinda Ardern said.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said four cases had been detected in a single family in Auckland from an unknown source.
In the same vein, former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee also tested positive with COVID-19
Mukherjee was put on ventilator support after undergoing surgery having contracted COVID-19, local media reported, quoting unidentified sources at the military hospital in New Delhi where he is admitted.
The reports on Mukherjee, 84, who served as president between 2012 and 2017, came as the federal health ministry once again reported a daily increase of more than 50,000 cases in the coronavirus outbreak. At least 50,000 new cases have been reported in the world’s second-most populous country every day since July 30.
Mukherjee, who also led India’s federal defence, foreign affairs, finance ministries over a decades-long political career, said in a Twitter posting on Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting the hospital for a separate procedure.
“I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” he said, without disclosing further details of his condition.