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France records sharp rise in COVID-19 cases among 6-10 year olds

Paris, Nov 24 (UNI/Sputnik) Coronavirus incidence rates have sharply increased among minors aged 6-10 years, in a 148% spike over one week, media reported on Tuesday, citing the country's health agency, Sante Publique.
According to the Sortir a Paris outlet, the average number of infections in the age group in question has reached 340 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to a rate of 80 cases in early November. In addition, the current figure surpasses the average adult incidence rate, amounting to 191 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The incidence rate among teens ages 11-14 stands at 208 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, also exceeding the national average among adults.
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Russian drafts cryptocurrency road map

28 Jan 2022 | 2:36 PM

Moscow, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko has approved a road map regulating cryptocurrency transactions until the end of the year, more than a week after the central bank proposed a ban, the Russian RBC newspaper reported on Friday.

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IMF praises China’s recovery from Covid-19

28 Jan 2022 | 2:19 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) China’s economy is progressing well in its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic but still needs appropriate support and steps to ensure inclusive and "green" growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report out on Friday.

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UK's $130 mn for Afghan aid

28 Jan 2022 | 2:17 PM

London, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) The United Kingdom has pledged to release another 97 million pounds ($130 million) of emergency aid to Afghanistan amid reports about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country, Sky News broadcaster reported on Friday.

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Poland plans to evacuate diplomats from Ukraine

28 Jan 2022 | 1:47 PM

Warsaw, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) Poland has prepared a plan for the evacuation of its diplomats from Ukraine amid rising tensions, but the decision has not been made yet, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz told Polskie Radio on Friday.

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Taliban recognition depends on its actions: Medvedev

28 Jan 2022 | 1:44 PM

Moscow, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) Russia has contacts with the Taliban, but their recognition as a political force depends on their fulfillment of a number of obligations and efforts to fight terrorism, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said.

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