Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

World’s Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Study Begins

World’s Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine  Study Begins

The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the US government along with Moderna Inc - one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race.
Hong Kong has announced further restrictions in a bid to curb a surge in coronavirus cases, including a ban on gatherings of more than two people, a ban on restaurant dining and mandatory face masks outdoors.
Vietnam has ordered the evacuation of at least 80,000 tourists on Monday from the central city of Da Nang following the re-emergence of the coronavirus. The government said it needs four days to implement the evacuation.
Australia's second-most populous state of Victoria reported on Monday six new deaths from the coronavirus and logged a record daily increase of 532 cases.
The number of coronavirus infections has hit 16.20 million worldwide, while more than 647,900 people have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. More than 9.36 million patients have recovered.
Morocco will stop people from entering and leaving some of its biggest cities, including Casablanca, Marrakesh and Tangier starting on Monday to contain a surge in coronavirus cases. Earlier, the health ministry reported 633 new cases, one of the biggest daily rises so far.  (Aljazeera)