Novavax and Canada Reach Agreement in Principle to Acquire Novavax’ COVID-19 Vaccine

•  Canadian government to purchase up to 76 million doses of NVX-CoV2373 GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced it has reached an agreement in principle with the Government of Canada to supply up to 76 million […]

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Rupiah appreciates on Monday over low demand for US dollar

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian rupiah strengthened against the greenback in the Jakarta interbank spot market early this week over low domestic demand for foreign currencies. Indonesia’s currency stood at Rp14,551, appreciating 81 points, or 0.56 percent, against the US dollar at 9:53 a.m. local time on Monday as compared to Rp14,632 earlier. The rupiah has shown a strengthening trend since last week, Bank Mandiri analyst Rully Arya Wisnubroto stated here on Monday. “The rupiah’s (strengthening) was fueled by the US dollar’s depreciation against several other currencies,” he remarked.…

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IHSG expected to perform positively over positive regional markets

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta Composite Share Price Index (IHSG) can potentially strengthen early this week amid positive trend at the regional stock exchanges. The Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) index rose 9.34 points, or 0.17 percent, to reach 5,356, while the index of the 45 most liquid stocks increased 1.97 points, or 0.23 percent, to touch 849.71. “We project the IHSG to likely to continue its upward trend today,” the Samuel Sekuritas Research Team noted in a report quoted by Antara on Monday. The US Stock Exchange closed higher, hitting…

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Minister, US Diplomat discussed cooperation in digital transformation

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate held a meeting with Deputy Ambassador of the US to Indonesia Heather Variava to explore cooperation in speeding up digital transformation. “The discussions encompassed technological aspects pertaining to human resources or digital talent provided by the Ministry of Communication and Informatics. America supported it,” Plate noted in a statement on Monday. The meeting held in Jakarta on Friday (Aug 28) also encompassed discussions on improving Television Transmitting Stations (ITSS). Minister Plate noted that the US government had offered financial…

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Russian citizen in East Kalimantan tests positive for COVID-19

Samarinda, E Kalimantan (ANTARA) – A Russian citizen received a positive test result for the presence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in East Kutai District, East Kalimantan Province, a local health officer stated. “The Russian national is a student vacationing in East Kutai District,” Head of the East Kutai (Kutim) Health Office Dr Bahrani Hasanal stated here on Monday. The 22-year-old student was an asymptomatic carrier and currently undergoing independent isolation at a company facility in East Kutai, Hasanal remarked. “We remind the public to adhere to the health protocols,…

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Coronavirus: when an infodemic almost hits newsrooms

  WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted that all were not merely fighting an epidemic but an infodemic, pointing to fake news spreading more swiftly and easily than the virus and being just as harmful. “We’re not just fighting an epidemic, we’re fighting an infodemic,” Ghebreyesus noted in his speech at Munich Security, February 15, while citing that “fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.” The WHO chief remarked that an infodemic could be more perilous than the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic rattling…

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