A healthcare company in South Dakota that urges people to avoid social gatherings is hosting an indoor country concert

South Dakota's Sanford Health is hosting country music star Chris Young at an arena in Sioux Falls in October.  The venue was temporarily closed earlier in the pandemic, and it appears that Young's show will be its first event since reopening. The indoor event won't require masks and it's unclear if social distancing will be enforced. It's being held two

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Virtual races attract many first-time participants drawn to convenience, flexibility

SINGAPORE – The coronavirus changed the world but not Wong Lay Hoon’s determination to compete again in ultramarathons. While many live races have been cancelled due to the pandemic, the bank executive, who had surgery on her right anterior cruciate ligament in January, is back pounding the pavements. She has also found a new outlet for her passion – virtual

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'One vaccine isn't enough': Mexico aims for its own coronavirus fix

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico is working to produce its own COVID-19 vaccines and could have one ready by next spring, according to a researcher coordinating local efforts amid a global race to tame a disease that has infected over 26.75 million people worldwide. Esther Orozco, coordinator of the scientific group that represents Mexico at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness

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Peru looks to reopen international passenger air travel

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru will restart passenger air transport internationally on Oct. 1 after it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Estremadoyro said on Wednesday. Estremadoyro said his team had made proposals to airlines around biosecurity protocol and would look to resume flights to countries with open borders such as the United

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Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of 'Sputnik V' COVID vaccine

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A small independent Russian teachers’ union is urging members not to be coerced into accepting shots of the “Sputnik V” coronavirus vaccine which is to be mandatory for military personnel. Moscow clinics last week began receiving supplies of the vaccine, which has been approved for use inside Russia even though the final Phase III tests, involving 40,000

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Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

TORONTO/CHICAGO (Reuters) – High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a potential shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to, potentially limiting their effectiveness, some experts say. CanSino Biologics’ vaccine, approved for military use in China, is a modified form of adenovirus type 5, or Ad5. The company is in

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Zimbabwe VP named health minister after coronavirus graft scandal

Appointment comes after former minister was sacked over corruption allegations related to COVID-19 testing kits. Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been appointed the health minister, a month after his predecessor was fired over corruption allegations related to coronavirus testing kits. Chiwenga replaces former Minister of Health Obadiah Moyo, who is accused of illegally awarding a $20m contract for coronavirus

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Indonesia drive-in concert delivers live music as coronavirus rages

JAKARTA (Reuters) – As night fell in the Indonesian capital, pop ensemble Kahitna took to the stage for a drive-in concert nearly two hours long that attracted eager listeners in rows of hundreds of parked cars. The eight performers played yearning, sentimental tunes, capitalising on patrons’ nostalgia for the group’s 1990s heyday, with listeners honking and flashing their lights as

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North Korea crisis: Kim Jong-un puts two cities in lockdown after woman crosses border

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The woman reportedly entered Samjiyon through the China-North Korea border, leading to the city’s lockdown as well as the city of Hyesan. A source told Daily NK: “A two-page order by the Central Committee’s Politburo was handed down

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