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Indonesia approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has approved AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, Penny K. Lukito, the chief of the country’s food and drug agency, told a news conference on Tuesday. More than one million doses of the vaccine arrived late on Monday via the COVAX global vaccine-alliance scheme. About 38......

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll rises to 190,604: Health Ministry

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FILE PHOTO: A crematorium employee and staff members of a funeral parlour carry a coffin containing the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Municipal Cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Romero MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s Health Ministry......

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 116,355,405 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of March 6 Versus 114,133,115 Doses As Of March 5

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March 6 (Reuters) – * U.S. CDC SAYS DELIVERED 116,355,405 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF MARCH 6 VERSUS 114,133,115 DOSES AS OF MARCH 5 * U.S. CDC SAYS ADMINISTERED 87,912,323 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF MARCH 6 VERSUS 85,008,094 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF MARCH 5 * U.S. CDC......

South Korea approves Pfizer covid-19 vaccine: drug safety ministry

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FILE PHOTO: Medical workers wait to receive the first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine Covid-19 at the National Medical Center vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea February 27, 2021. Song Kyung-Seok/Pool via REUTERS SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s drug safety ministry said on Friday it has granted final approval......

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......

Mexican president says he and Biden exchanged invitations to visit

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden invited each other to visit their respective countries during a virtual meeting the two held on Monday. Lopez Obrador was speaking at his regular morning news conference. Reporting by......

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......

UPDATE 1-Czech PM backs using Sputnik vaccine without EU regulator’s approval

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(Adds prime minister’s quotes, background) PRAGUE, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday the country could use Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine even without approval by European Union’s EMA drugs agency. The country of 10.7 million has ranked among the world’s worst-hit countries by the......

BRIEF-U.S. Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine For Adults Aged 18 And Older – Reuters

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Hospitalisation risk 64% higher with UK coronavirus variant: Danish study

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FILE PHOTO: Citizens are tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Northern Jutland, Denmark November 7 2020. Claus Bjoern Larsen/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A Danish study has found that people infected with a more contagious coronavirus variant first identified in Britain have a higher risk......

CVS Health CEO expects use of masks to continue till 2022

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Feb 23 (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp Chief Executive Officer Karen Lynch said on Tuesday that she believes the use of masks will continue at least till 2022 to confront the spread of coronavirus. Lynch made the comment during a New York Times online event. On Sunday, U.S. infectious diseases......

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......

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Trump administration abortion referral restriction

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WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide the legality of a government regulation implemented under former President Donald Trump that bars health clinics from receiving federal family planning funds if they provide abortion referrals. The justices will hear appeals in cases in which......

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......

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......

Pandemic will not end until world is vaccinated, Merkel says

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her mask after holding a news conference following a virtual summit with G7 leaders at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 19, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/Pool BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany and other wealthy countries may need to give some of their own stock of vaccines to......

UPDATE 1-Sterling hits highest level against euro since March 2020

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* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv (Adds chart and comment, updates rates,) LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Sterling edged higher against both the euro and the dollar on Thursday, reaching its highest in almost a year against the single currency,......

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......

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