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Breaking: University of Oxfords Vaccine for Covid-19 First Trial Phase Results:

Breaking: University of Oxfords Vaccine for Covid-19 First Trial Phase Results:

Covid-19 vaccine

Results are finally out for the covid-19 Vaccine developed by University of Oxford, UK Trials conducted on 1077 people showed that the covid-19 vaccine injection led to develop antibodies and T- Cells that can fight coronavirus:

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British Prime Minister Borris Johnson said Boris Johnson: “This is very positive news. A huge well done to our brilliant, world-leading scientists & researchers at University of Oxford.

“There are no guarantees, we’re not there yet & further trials will be necessary – but this is an important step in the right direction.”

This is the biggest breakthrough since the start of Pandemic.

 

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Pakistan IT and Science Ministers Opposes PUBG Ban

Pakistan IT and Science Ministers Opposes PUBG Ban

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Pakistan’s IT minister Amin ul Haque and Minister of Science and Technology Ch Fawad Hussain opposed PTA ban on PUBG mobile game. PUBG mobile, a multiplayer online game which is one of the most played games on mobile phones was banned in Pakistan in June after multiple cases of suicides were reported in the country. Parents and police demanded an immediate ban on the game and PTA banned the game temporarily. 

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Petitions were filed in High Courts to lift ban on the game, Islamabad high court reserved its verdict on the decision of unbanning PUBG last week and decisions is expected any day now.

IT Minister in his comment on PUBG Ban stated “Only the Cabinet Division could comment regarding the ban on PUBG”.

Ch Fawad Hussain the minister of science and technology said “Such attitude is killing the tech industry, we cannot afford such bans.” He expressed hope that IT Minister Haque would take note of it and the PTA would be instructed not to encourage such bans as they hinder technological growth in the long run.

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Coronavirus Vaccine: UK government secures a new deal of 90 million doses

Coronavirus Vaccine: UK government secures a new deal of 90 million doses

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UK government has signed a new deal with pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and BioNtech of 30 million doses for their combined coronavirus vaccine production and 60 million doses from Valneva which is also producing its own vaccine. Moreover, UK govt already signed for the 100 million doses of Oxford University AZD-1222 from AstraZeneca.

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The signing of contract for three different types of coronavirus vaccine is to maximize the probability of success as one of them would probably work. UK government is preparing for worst that even if one vaccine fails to provide the desired results they would have another vaccine in stock for its public as vaccine is the only cure of coronavirus.

Kate Bingham, the chair of the government’s Vaccine Taskforce, said: “The fact that we have so many promising candidates already shows the unprecedented pace at which we are moving.

“But I urge against being complacent or over-optimistic.

“The fact remains we may never get a vaccine and if we do get one, we have to be prepared that it may not be a vaccine which prevents getting the virus, but rather one that reduces symptoms.”

If an effective vaccine is developed then health and social care workers, as well as those at the highest risk of the disease, will be prioritized.

Breaking: Early trial results of Oxford’s Vaccination for Covid-19 expected today

Breaking: Early trial results of Oxford’s Vaccination for Covid-19 expected today

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The first trial results of AZD 1222 covid-19 vaccine developed by University of Oxford in England are expected today. It is one of the biggest developments in vaccination process. According to sources 1000 people were tested in first phase and results are expected today.

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The main purpose is to check whether it is safe to test on more people.  The conclusions of the trials are to be published today in The Lancet — a peer-reviewed weekly medical journal. “Tomorrow Vaccines”. Richard Horton, the editor of The Lancet tweeted on Sunday. The Vaccine developed by University of Oxford is backed by the pharmaceutical giants AstraZeneca.

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Sports round-up from around the globe

Sports round-up from around the globe

Coronavirus not only halted economic activities but also paused the sports activities from all around the world. The biggest sports event, Tokyo Olympics was postponed. International Football major tournament like Euro Cup 2020 and Copa de America was also postponed. The domestic football leagues like English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 was also postponed. The stadiums were converted into medical facilities in Europe and South America.  One of the biggest domestic cricket tournaments PSL was canceled before semifinals and finals and players were sent back to their homes. IPL the biggest domestic Cricket League was also postponed; major international cricket matches were also postponed. Now that the situation is under control In Europe the sports activities are resuming but with no crowds.

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Sterilization process in a football field

English Premier League resumed in June and Liverpool managed to win the league after two decades. La Liga the Spanish football league is also in its last phase with Real Madrid on the brink of victory defeating Barcelona the former Champions. French Football league Ligue 1 was canceled and PSG was declared champion on the basis of points. Juventus is leading the Serie A table and is few matches away from becoming the champions of Italy. Bundesliga is dominated by Bayern Munich with Lewandowski as a top scorer.

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Manchester City plays against Arsenal with no crowd

UEFA Champions League is to be resumed in August with quarters and semifinals reduced to single-leg games. The draws were released by UEFA on Friday.

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Champions League Quarter-Finals

International cricket has also resumed in England. West Indies arrived in England in June and the first Test match started on July 8, 2020. England Scored in 204 and 313 in two innings while West Indies scored 318 in first innings and now are chasing the target of 200. Pakistan’s cricket team is also in England and will face Netherlands and Ireland before facing England in August.

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West Indies celebrated England’s wicket with empty crowd in the background

Domestic cricket has also revived in England whereas sports activities in the US, South America and Asia are still suspended due to worse Coronavirus situations. While Europe has resumed the sports activities it is expected to be continued without crowd throughout the year. Other countries have also announced to resume sports activities after coronavirus is controlled.