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Spain exceeds 1,000,000 cases

 - COVID-19 - Oct 22 SHARE ON:

Spain is the first European country to exceed 1 million COVID-19 cases cases with a death toll of 34,366. 

Despite the imposed lockdown and preventive measures taken during the year, the infection rate maintains an approximate 10,000 cases per day.

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74-year-old woman dies in house fire in Rabat

 - Local - Oct 22 SHARE ON:

A 74-year-old woman died earlier this morning after her house in Rabat took fire.

Police have confirmed that the woman was found dead on sight at around 6.45am.

Investigations are currently underway as magistrate Victor Axiaq leads the inquiry.

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The end of Fast and Furious?

 - Culture - Oct 22 SHARE ON:

Director of the Fast and Furious movies, Justin Lin has stated that the 10th and 11th films will be his last. 

However, this does not necessarily mean that the brand’s cinematic universe is over, with ‘Hobbs and Show’ launching a very successful spin-off back in 2019 and cinematic universes seemingly being the trend in modern blockbuster cinema. 

The ninth instalment of the movie franchise was pushed backed due to COVID-19 and is scheduled for May 2021.

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Participant in vaccine trial dies in Brazil

 - COVID-19 - Oct 22 SHARE ON:

A 28-year-old doctor and participant in Oxford University’s clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine has died in Brazil.

It has yet to be reported whether the participant had received the actual vaccine or if it was a placebo. In a statement issued by Oxford, it was stated that all of the issues are ‘independently reviewed’ and that there had been no safety concerns on the trial. 

The trials, in collaboration with AstraZeneca have proceeded despite the death.

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