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WHO experts issue recommendations on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine


January 27, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued recommendations on Tuesday on the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and said it was working with the company to accelerate its approval of the shot for WHO emergency use listing. The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, known as SAGE, said that the vaccine should be given in two doses at …

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Coronavirus kills 74 more, infects 1,563 in Pakistan


January 27, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus claimed 74 more lives as another 1,563 people tested positive for the deadly disease during the past 24 hours across Pakistan. According to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 1,563 new infections surfaced after 41,285 samples were tested. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country has soared to …

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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 100 million as nations tackle vaccine shortages


January 27, 2021

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 100 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as countries around the world struggle with new virus variants and vaccine shortfalls. Almost 1.3% of the world’s population has now been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and more than 2.1 million people have died. One person has been infected every 7.7 …

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Two senior UAE cricketers found guilty of corruption


January 27, 2021

DUBAI: Two senior international cricketers from the United Arab Emirates were found guilty on Tuesday of attempting to fix T20 World Cup qualifying matches in 2019. Mohammad Naveed, the UAE captain, and Shaiman Anwar were both found to have breached two rules in the ICC anti-corruption code after being charged in October 2019, days before the start of qualifying. The …

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‘Europe’s top clubs face two billion euros virus hit’


January 27, 2021

LONDON: The coronavirus pandemic could cost Europe’s 20 highest-earning football clubs over two billion euros ($2.4 billion, 1.4 billion), according to forecasts from financial experts Deloitte. Deloitte’s latest Football Money League report shows that revenues of the top 20 clubs analysed fell by 1.1 billion euros in the 2019-20 season due to closed stadiums and television rebates. Some of that …

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Northern, CP seal remaining semi-final spots as Imran Farhat signs off with ton


January 27, 2021

KARACHI: Northern and Central Punjab sealed the remaining two semi-final berths in the Pakistan Cup after winning their respective last-round fixtures on Tuesday, while former international Imran Farhat brought down curtains on his 24-year professional career with a century. With Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa having already qualified for the knockout phase of the 50-over competition, the main interest in the …

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Nadal takes veiled swipe at Djokovic over quarantine complaints


January 27, 2021

MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal has taken an apparent swipe at Novak Djokovic over his requests for quarantined players preparing for the Australian Open, saying not everyone felt the need to “advertise” how they were trying to help. The Serbian world number one issued a list of suggestions to Tennis Australia last week on behalf of 72 players unable to leave their …

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Cricket Australia confirms Indian players racially abused


January 27, 2021

A Cricket Australia (CA) probe on Wednesday concluded Indian players were racially abused during the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but cleared six people who were kicked out of the stadium. Cricket chiefs and New South Wales police launched investigations after fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah complained about being targeted while they fielded by the boundary ropes on …

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