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Australias Imam asks Muslims not to use COVID-19 vaccine by Oxford University, calls it ‘haram’

A controversial imam in Australia has asked Muslims in the country to not get COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. The imam, Sufyaan Khalifa, has claimed that the vaccine is haram meaning forbidden. 

Earlier this month, Australia announced a deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine if it is proven safe and preventive. Australia also announced plans to offer the vaccine for free to the entire population. 

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Khalifa posted a video on his YouTube channel recently through which he claimed that AstraZeneca is making the vaccine by using the foetal cells of an aborted baby in the 1970s. Khalifa said in the video: Shame on some Muslim bodies justifying the use of the vaccine. Shame on any imam who did sign this fatwah.

Earlier, Anthony Fisher, Sydney Archbishop, wrote a letter to Australia PM Scott Morrison and expressed concerns of some Christians over the vaccines apparent use of a cell line derived from an elective abortion performed years ago. The letter was signed by Anglican and Greek Orthodox religious leaders. 

 
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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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