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World Coronavirus Dispatch: WHO's struggle for global Covid-19 vaccine plan

Australia touts vaccine deal for its entire population, South Korea tightens curbs amid warning of new 'crisis', Brazil death toll nears 110,000 and other pandemic-related news across the globe

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WHO urged countries to join a global pact aimed at ensuring less wealthy countries have access to Covid-19 vaccines

Yuvraj Malik New Delhi
Australia says it has secured access to a promising coronavirus vaccine and will be able to offer free doses to its entire population of 25 million people. The vaccine is being developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University. If clinical trials are successful, the deal with AstraZeneca would secure "early access for every Australian", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Read more here

Let’s look at the global statistics:

Total Confirmed Cases: 22,059,933

Change Over Yesterday: 178,348

Total Deaths: 779,557

Total Recovered: 14,045,610

Nations hit with most cases: US (5,482,416), Brazil (3,407,354), India (2,767,253), Russia (930,276) and South

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 3:20 PM IST

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