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COVID-19 vaccine will be available by year end —Trump

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Trump suggests injecting disinfectant to fight covid-19, as country’s death toll tops 50,000

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has stated that a vaccine for the dreaded COVID-19 disease which has fast spread across the globe will be available by the end of the year 2020.

Trump revealed this on Sunday on TV network Fox News where he also stated that he would like to see schools and universities open in September, this year.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is “enormous evidence” that the virus originated in a lab in China, in a comment likely to add to tensions with Beijing over the outbreak.

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In a related development, random samples from goats, pawpaw and sheep have strangely tested positive for Covid-19 in Tanzania.

The president, John Magufuli who had put the Covid-19 kits to a test has queried the authenticity of their results after fruits and animals turned out positive.

At an event in Chato, northwest of Tanzania, Magufuli narrated that lab scientists had tested non-human samples positive after he had secretly instructed security forces to assign them human names and ages.

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