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German Hospital: Clinical Findings Point To Navalny’s Poisoning

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Nerve Agent Novichok Found In Russia's Alexey Navalny - Germany

The German hospital treating Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny since he was admitted on Saturday has said he appears to have been poisoned.

On Monday, in a statement released by the Charite hospital stated that the team of doctors who have been examining Navalny have found the presence of “cholinesterase inhibitors” in his system.

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The hospital said “the patient is in an intensive care unit and is still in an induced coma. His health is serious but there is currently no acute danger to his life.”

Last week, ANN reported that the Russian opposition politician, who is a staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin was flying from Siberia to Moscow after a work trip to Tomsk when his plane made an emergency landing after he fell ill.

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The spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh last Thursday said the politician fell ill from suspected poisoning during a flight.

Russian doctors blamed the illness of 44-year-old Navalny who was rushed into intensive care on a metabolic disorder caused by low blood sugar.

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Navalny was brought to the German capital Berlin on Saturday from Siberia after aides said they believed poison was administered to Navalny in a cup of tea, pointing the blame at President Vladimir Putin.

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India Surpasses 5 Million Coronavirus Cases

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India Surpasses 5 Million Coronavirus Cases, 82,066 Deaths

India has set a record for the world’s highest single-day increase in Coronavirus cases. The country reported more than seventy-eight thousand cases in one day.

India is the world’s second most infected country behind United States with a total of 5,020,359 COVID-19 cases, while the US is leading with more than 6.6 million infections.

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The rise comes as the government continues to lift restrictions to try to boost an economy that lost millions of jobs when the virus hit in March.

Despite the increase, the government is pressing ahead with easing restrictions.

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Chairman of the Medanta division of peripheral vascular and endovascular sciences, Dr Rajiv Parekh says doctors are concerned about under-reporting and limited testing.

COVID-19 deaths in India is now more than 82,000, the third highest in the world behind the US and Brazil.

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According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 29.6 million persons around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 936,377 have died,  while nearly 20.1 million persons have recovered from the disease so far.

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UAE Announces Emergency Approval For Use Of Coronavirus Vaccine

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UAE Announces Emergency Approval For Use Of Coronavirus Vaccine

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has granted emergency approval for the use of a Coronavirus vaccine, six weeks after human trials in the gulf state started.

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The third phase of the trial of a COVID-19 inactivated vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company began in the UAE in July and is yet to be completed.

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The country’s national emergency crisis and disaster management says the vaccine will be available to its front line health workers who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus.

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