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India has now reported more than five million cases of the coronavirus, the second country after the US to report so many cases.
Melbourne looks to be on course to ease out of a strict lockdown and curfew from September 28, as the average number of cases drops.
Nearly 29.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 933,542 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 20 million people have recovered from the disease.
Here are the latest updates:
Wednesday, September 16
06:30 GMT – Infographic: How coronavirus spread across India
06:10 GMT – Ukraine reports record daily high in coronavirus deaths
Ukraine registered a record 76 deaths related to the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the national security council said on Wednesday, up from a record of 72 deaths registered last week.
The council said 162,660 cases were registered in Ukraine as of Sept. 16, with 3,340 deaths and 72,324 people recovered.
05:30 GMT – China begins trials of world-first nasal spray vaccine: report
Caixin is reporting that China has begun human trials of a coronavirus vaccine delivered as a nasal spray that could provide an alternative to injections.
It’s the first vaccine of its kind in the world to proceed to human trials, Caixin said, …
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