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Cuban scientists working towards COVID-19 vaccination
HAVANA, Cuba, CMC – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says local scientists at the BioCubaFarma Research Centre are working towards developing a COVID-19 vaccine. On Twitter, the Cuban president wrote that some researchers and... - 2020-08-13 10:16:38
Africa begins continent-wide study of COVID-19 antibodies
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Africa-wide study of antibodies to the coronavirus has begun, while evidence from a smaller study indicates that many more people have been infected than official numbers show, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and... - 2020-08-13 09:22:12
Health officials on COVID-19 alert as election draws near
WESTERN BUREAU: Though mass gatherings are already prohibited under coronavirus legislation, the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has cranked up its public-education machinery to promote compliance with safety laws as Jamaica’s election... - 2020-08-13 00:25:20
Dylan Coke |Local capital markets in the time of coronavirus
INVESTMENT BANKERS play a critical role in the functioning of capital markets. Their chief responsibility is to act as the conceptualisers and arrangers of transactions outside of the regular commercial banking framework, where they connect... - 2020-08-13 00:09:56

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Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, has ordered the closure of 17 beaches and 19 rivers for breaches of the COVID-19. McKenzie says operators have been invited to a meeting to discuss the concerns, but in the interim, the rivers and...

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Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his sixth straight Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam to join a pantheon of greats in the sport of tennis. Only Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal 14, Pete Sampras 14 and Roy Emerson 12m have more than the Serbian, who now has as many titles as Bjorn [...]

The spectre of Steffi Graf loomed over the Australian Open final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday. If Serena won she would have joined Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles the most ever by a woman in the Open era. Had Kerber won, she would have been the first German woman since Graf [...]

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Health Ministry misses second deadline to clear COVID backlog, six new cases today
The Health Ministry has missed a second deadline to clear the backlog of COVID samples for testing. The Government had promised to clear more than 2,000 samples by the end of this week. Director of the National Laboratory Services, Dr Michelle...
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