US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech said their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19 among those without evidence of prior infection, in a major breakthrough that could make the shot available for use by the end of the year if drug authorities give it the green light. It comes as drugmakers and research centers around the world scramble to deliver a safe and effective vaccine in an attempt to bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 1.25 million lives worldwide.
Vietnam’s weather agency said on Friday tropical storm Noul was weakening as it approached land, though authorities warned the storm could still dump heavy rains triggering floods and landslides in central areas of the country.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday said that the government will have to spell out fiscal roadmap post coronavirus, PTI reported. Das also said that India is at the doorstep of revival process. More to follow.
The Austrian government has spoken up to correct U.S. President Donald Trump’s claim that people in its country live in “forest cities.”