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Germany approves AstraZeneca for over-65s

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FILE PHOTO: A package of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is shown in the state of Brandenburg where the first coronavirus vaccinations are given in doctors’ surgeries, in Senftenberg, Germany, March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Pool BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccination authority has approved the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on the......

Germany to extend coronavirus lockdown until March 28 – draft

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A woman walks with her dog at the Volkspark Friedrichshain, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany plans to extend its coronavirus lockdown until March 28 while easing some restrictions from next week, a draft document to be discussed......

U.S. Senate to begin debating COVID-19 bill this week -Schumer

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters in The Senate Reception Room during the second day of Trump’s second impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2021. Brandon Bell/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will begin debating President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion......

Mexican president to discuss vaccines, migration with Biden

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FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on after leaving his Argentinian counterpart Alberto Fernandez (not pictured), outside the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Luis Cortes MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will discuss COVID-19 vaccines and immigration......

U.S. administers 75.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

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FILE PHOTO: A basketball net hangs at a recreation center as patients receive their boost dose at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) community vaccination event, as the vaccination rate in West Virginia ranks among highest in world, in Martinsburg, U.S. February 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for......

New Zealand’s largest city Auckland back to lockdown after COVID-19 case

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FILE PHOTO: People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand’s new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure that mandates wearing of a mask on public transport, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said......

UK PM Johnson: we’re always looking to source more vaccines

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a coronavirus pandemic media briefing at Downing Street, London, Britain February 15, 2021. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has sufficient vaccine supplies but is always looking to source more, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. “We do......

UK preparing for COVID-19 revaccination programme this year

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FILE PHOTO: A vial of Astra Zeneca coronavirus vaccine is seen at a vaccination centre in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is preparing for a revaccination programme against COVID-19, likely to......

Poland could demand negative coronavirus test result at border, minister says

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WARSAW, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Poland is expected to announce new rules this week demanding a negative coronavirus test result to enter the country, Poland’s Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said on Monday. A person with a negative coronavirus test result will not have to quarantine after entering the country, Niedzielski......

Britain to offer all adults a COVID-19 vaccine by end of July

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LONDON (Reuters) – All adults in Britain will be offered a first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday ahead of a planned announcement on the cautious reopening of the economy from lockdown. FILE PHOTO: A woman receives an Oxford-AstraZeneca......

Mexico posts 857 more coronavirus deaths, 7,829 new cases

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FILE PHOTO: Paramedics transfer a 63-year-old patient who suffers from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from her house to a hospital, to try to find a free bed inside the hospital, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Mexico City, Mexico January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso MEXICO CITY......

Cyprus adopts colour-coding for March opening of airports

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NICOSIA, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Cyprus plans to reopen its airports with a colour-coded health risk assessment from March 1, applicable to travellers from its main tourism markets and the European Union, authorities said on Wednesday. The Mediterranean island has adopted a traffic light system for EU member states and......

UK records 258 new COVID deaths, 10,972 more infections

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FILE PHOTO: A person walks past the entrance to a testing site, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported 258 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test and 10,972 new infections, official data showed on......

Mexico gets AstraZeneca doses from India, expects more Pfizer, as it prepares for next phase

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico received a shipment of 870,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from India on Sunday, the government said, as the country prepares to prioritize older adults in the next phase of its vaccination campaign. Mexico is also expecting shipments of Pfizer’s vaccine to resume, with 494,000......

France reports 21,231 new coronavirus cases over 24 hours

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FILE PHOTO: A woman, wearing protective face masks, walks in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier PARIS (Reuters) – France reported 21,231 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, slightly up from 20,701 on......

White House says it has ‘deep concerns’ about WHO COVID-19 report from China

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has “deep concerns” about the way the findings of......

Germany plans to extend lockdown until March 14: draft document

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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows an almost empty Friedrichstrasse boulevard, one of the city’s best known shopping zones, during lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany, February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany plans to extend restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus......

WHO team to brief media on Wuhan findings on Tuesday

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Peter Daszak and Hung Nguyen-Viet, members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walk at a park of their hotel in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 6, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song WUHAN, China (Reuters) – Members of a World Health Organization-led......

Britain deploying surge testing in areas around Manchester over new COVID-19 variants

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FILE PHOTO: People walk down an empty street, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manchester, Britain, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble (Reuters) – Britain’s Health Department said on Monday that ‘surge testing’ was being deployed in areas around Manchester in connection to new variants of COVID-19. The......

UK eyes COVID-19 booster in autumn, then annual vaccinations, says minister

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FILE PHOTO: People queue outside the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre at Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea, Britain, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Paul Childs LONDON (Reuters) – A COVID-19 booster and annual vaccinations are very probable, vaccine deployment minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Sunday as countries race to administer jabs in the......

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