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India posts record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

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May 5 (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after the country became the world’s second, after the United States, to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections. Daily infections rose by 382,315 on Wednesday, health ministry data showed.......

India reports another record daily rise in coronavirus infections

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FILE PHOTO: Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported a record daily increase of 261,500......

Virus variants inciting India’s second surge, epidemiologists say

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By Neha Arora, Shilpa Jamkhandikar NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The second surge of COVID-19 cases in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists and doctors say. A patient lies in a bed......

Britain reports 2,472 new COVID cases, 23 further deaths

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LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Britain reported 2,472 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, down from 3,568 a day earlier, government data showed, adding that a further 23 people had died within 28 days of a positive test of the novel coronavirus. Some 32.25 million people have received a first dose......

India’s 161,736 new coronavirus infections are world’s highest

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FILE PHOTO: Devotees are seen on the banks of the Ganges river during Kumbh Mela, or the Pitcher Festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Haridwar, India, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported 161,736 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, hitting the world’s......

World Bank, Gavi urge countries with excess COVID-19 vaccines to release them

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World Bank President David Malpass and José Manuel Barroso, chair of the Gavi vaccine alliance, on Monday discussed the importance of countries with excess COVID-19 vaccine supplies releasing them as soon as possible, the World Bank said. Malpass expressed his desire to work closely with Gavi on......

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

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(Reuters) – India approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, while England started to reopen its economy after three months of lockdown and Johnson & Johnson began delivering its single-dose vaccine to EU countries. FILE PHOTO: Workers look at the shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against......

In COVID-19 vaccination pivot, Canada targets frontline workers

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada is shifting its vaccination campaign to target frontline workers, moving away from a largely age-based rollout as the country tries to get a handle on the raging third wave of the pandemic. Canada’s approach thus far has left unvaccinated many so-called “essential workers,” like daycare providers,......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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FILE PHOTO: People walk in Duomo square as the region of Lombardy becomes a ‘red zone’, going into lockdown as the country struggles to reduce the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Milan, Italy, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 718 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 17,567 from 18,938 the day before. Italy has registered 113,923 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year,......

Iran orders 10-day shutdown amid fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic

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(Reuters) – Iran imposed a 10-day lockdown across most of the country on Saturday to curb the spread of a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported. FILE PHOTO: Iranians wearing protective face masks against the coronavirus walk in a crowded area of the capital Tehran, Iran, March......

Vaccitech, startup behind AstraZeneca-Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine, files for U.S. IPO

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FILE PHOTO: Vials of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are pictured at a vaccination centre in Bierset, Belgium March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo (Reuters) – Biotech startup Vaccitech Plc, which owns the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc, filed for a U.S. initial public offering......

Moldova to buy 400,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

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CHISINAU, April 9 (Reuters) – Moldova will buy 400,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, the health ministry said in a statement on Friday. Moldova and neighbouring Ukraine, two of Europe’s poorest countries, have lagged behind the rest of the continent in the scramble for vaccines and welcomed donations......

India reports a record 131,968 new COVID-19 infections

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a man during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), near the Gateway of India monument in Mumbai, India, April 5, 2021. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported 131,968 new COVID-19 infections on Friday,......

India reports a record 131,968 new COVID-19 infections

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a man during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), near the Gateway of India monument in Mumbai, India, April 5, 2021. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported 131,968 new COVID-19 infections on Friday,......

Britain reassures on AstraZeneca after advising under-30s take other vaccines

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LONDON (Reuters) – British officials and ministers sought to shore up confidence in AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, saying advice that most people under 30 should be offered alternative shots was not unusual and would not impact the pace of rollout. FILE PHOTO: A dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine......

Germany sticks to recommendation on vaccine switch after first Astra dose

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FILE PHOTO: A vial with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is prepared during a vaccination of teachers and nursery teachers, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Grevesmuehlen, Germany, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine commission stuck to its recommendation on Thursday that people aged under......

UK-made AstraZeneca vaccines sent to Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

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FILE PHOTO: Boxes of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are pictured in a refrigerator at a NHS mass coronavirus vaccination centre at Robertson House in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Britain January 11, 2021. Joe Giddens/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) -Hundreds of thousands of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been flown to Australia......

UK vaccine body: Keep going with second doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – People in Britain who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should continue to be offered their second dose,......

Morocco will keep coronavirus night curfew during Ramadan

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FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, during a national coronavirus vaccination campaign, in Sale, Morocco January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Shereen Talaat RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco will keep its nightly curfew in place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when people gather after breaking their fast at sunset,......

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