Good News: Senior spouse overcomes cancer and Covid-19 in US, India tests vaccine

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Source : 112 Ukraine

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08:40, 28 July 2020

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In recent days, the number of people infected with coronavirus has been increasing, but there is good news: more than 10 million people worldwide have already overcome the disease. Some stories are simply amazing: in the United States, elderly spouses have overcome cancer and the complex form of Covid-19 and celebrated the 46th anniversary of their marriage.

There is also good news in the field of tourism: Ukrainians can expect an increase in flights to Italy in the near future due to the signing of an agreement between the countries, and supporters of domestic tourism can listen to online free excursions around Uzhgorod.

Over 10 million recovered

More than 10 million people have already overcome the coronavirus worldwide. So, according to resource Worldometer, 10,064 million people managed to cope with the virus. The largest number of recovered people was registered in the USA (2,090,129), Brazil (1,634,274), and India (918,906).

Related: Number of people infected with coronavirus in world exceeded 16 million

Ukraine ranks 30th in terms of the number of recovered (36,112).

The incidence rate among doctors decreased

In Ukraine, compared to April, the incidence of coronavirus infection among doctors has decreased three times. This was announced today by head of the Ministry of Health Maksym Stepanov.

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Stepanov explained this by the fact that doctors were provided with protective equipment and established control rules.

“At the beginning of April, out of the total number of cases, about 20% of us were medical workers. Today, in June and July, we record that this percentage of the total number of cases is from 6 to 7, and it is constantly decreasing... Almost three times the number of health workers who are sick with coronavirus has decreased,” Stepanov said.

In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, coronavirus has been detected in 8,380 doctors in Ukraine.

Related: Four drugs for Covid-19 treatment being tested in Ukraine

Vaccine trials

India has begun human trials of a new coronavirus vaccine, the Times of India reports. Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi injected the first dose of a test vaccine on Friday.

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The drug was named Covaxin. In general, about two dozen vaccines are being tested in humans in the world. These trials were authorized by the Indian Medical Research Council. They are biphasic, randomized, placebo-controlled.

The first results of the vaccine were called encouraging.

American couple overcame cancer and coronavirus

In the United States, spouses Robert and Janice Beecham overcame coronavirus and cancer and celebrated 46 years of marriage, CNN reports. For them, this spring was the worst: Janice had two surgeries to remove cancerous tumors, chemotherapy, and coronavirus. Her husband Robert was in serious condition in the hospital.


Robert Beecham was ill for a week and a half at home and was subsequently hospitalized. Janice contracted the coronavirus after removing a cancerous tumor. Fortunately, the illness was mild. However, the woman was once again diagnosed with cancer and could not start chemotherapy due to Covid-19.

The couple say they feel especially happy after overcoming all these illnesses and are going to celebrate more anniversaries together.

Related: New jump in incidence of Covid-19 in France: authorities decide to make tests free

Ukraine and Italy lifted restrictions on air travel

Not a single coronavirus. There is also good news in the field of tourism: Ukraine and Italy are completely removing restrictions on air travel between countries, Avianews reports with reference to Wizz Air.

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Last week, Ukraine signed a new air transportation agreement that could completely liberalize the market between the two countries. After that, the Italian aviation authorities (ENAC) granted the rights to Wizz Air routes,” the low-cost airline said.

It means that any company can claim any air route. However, since January 2020, Italian regulators have reported that Ukrainian companies have received sufficient rights to routes (due to this, Ukrainian SkyUp has slowed down expansion in Italy).

Three rehabilitation centers for children will be built in Kyiv

Three rehabilitation centers will open for children with disabilities in Kyiv.

Kyiv authorities note that now the rehabilitation centers are at the design stage, which will last until the end of the year. The construction of the establishments will begin next year. Foreign partners will also join in financing the construction.

Related: WHO to convene Emergency Committee amid Covid-19 pandemic's acceleration

Online excursions in Uzhgorod

For those who will spend their holidays in Ukraine this year, there is an interesting option from the Uzhgorod guides. So, on one of the travel sites gives an opportunity to listen to an online audio tour about the city.

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You can find the online tours here.

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