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Brazil reports 39,637 coronavirus cases and 873 COVID deaths in 24 hours -ministry

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A patient with suspected COVID-19 infection is taken into an ambulance by members of the Emergency Mobile Care Service (SAMU) team, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the UPA (Emergency Service Unit) in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo Brazil has......

Italy reports 57 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 2,436 new cases

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Healthcare workers take nasal swab samples from people, as they need to be tested to pass the barricade for the non-stop “Covid-free” direct train from Rome to Milan, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Rome, Italy, April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi/File Photo Italy reported 57 coronavirus-related......

Japan eyes sending coronavirus vaccines to Vietnam – NHK

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Health workers wait for their turn as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Thanh Hue Japan is considering sending coronavirus vaccine doses to Vietnam, NHK public television reported......

With over 80,000 dead, Argentines struggle under weight of COVID-19

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For lawyer Lidia Alverisi, Argentina’s COVID-19 pandemic has taken an almost unbearable toll. “We have all lost someone, someone we knew well,” she told Reuters. “In my case, it’s been friends I’ve known for 40 years who were gone in just 10 days.” The South American country is engulfed in......

Malaysia grants conditional approval for Thai-made AstraZeneca vaccine

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A vial labelled with the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Malaysian health authorities said on Friday conditional approval had been granted for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Siam Bioscience Co in Thailand. Health Ministry director-general, Noor Hisham Abdullah,......

Vietnam approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine for use against COVID-19

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A nurse holds a box of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine made by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, a unit of Sinopharm subsidiary China National Biotec Group (CNBG), at a vaccination center during a government-organized visit, in Beijing, China, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Vietnam has approved China’s Sinopharm......

Britain hosts G7 health summit amid pressure to broaden COVID vaccine access

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Britain hosted health ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) rich countries in Oxford on Thursday for a two-day summit, as pressure intensifies to do more to broaden access to COVID-19 vaccines across the world. British foreign minister Dominic Raab has said that equitable access to coronavirus vaccines will be......

Taiwan says in vaccine talks with Pfizer and J&J

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Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu attends a news conference for foreign journalists in Taipei, Taiwan April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang Taiwan is in talks with COVID-19 vaccine makers like Pfizer (PFE.N) and Johnson and Johnson (JNJ.N) for more supplies, its foreign minister said on Thursday while expressing appreciation to Japan......

Israel sees probable link between Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis cases

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Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it had found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked to their vaccination. Pfizer has said it has not observed a higher rate of the condition, known as myocarditis,......

Israel sees probable link between Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis cases

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Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it had found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked to their vaccination. Pfizer has said it has not observed a higher rate of the condition, known as myocarditis,......

Recession and violence among COVID side effects in Africa, report finds

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A police officer detains a man during a patrol as a nighttime curfew is reimposed amid a nationwide coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Pretoria, South Africa, January 9, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo Much of Africa may have been spared the death toll that COVID-19 brought to other regions, but it......

Britain seeks extra AstraZeneca shots to combat ‘beta’ COVID-19 variant

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Vials labelled “Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Britain is in talks with Oxford and AstraZeneca (AZN.L) for additional doses of their COVID-19 vaccine that has been modified......

Wall Street edges up, led by financials, energy

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A Wall St. sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Wall Street’s main indexes edged higher on Tuesday, with gains in energy and financial shares countering declines in tech and healthcare, as investors weighed the latest......

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

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Workers vaccinate chicks with the H9 bird flu vaccine at a farm in Changfeng county, Anhui province, April 14, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, China’s National......

Taiwan says working hard to get vaccines, infections fall

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Soldiers wear protective suits as they disinfect a street following the recent surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Tucheng district of New Taipei City, Taiwan May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang Taiwan is working hard to get the almost 20 million COVID-19 vaccines it has ordered as soon as possible......

Australia’s Victoria COVID-19 cluster swells to 51, next few days ‘critical’

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Essential workers walk past a ‘Heroes Wear Masks’ sign on the first day of a seven-day lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria, the epicentre of......

COVID: Britain reports 3,240 cases and six deaths on Sunday

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A man takes part in surge testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Britain reported 3,240 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a drop from 3,398 cases the previous day, and six deaths within 28 days of a positive test compared with seven......

Taiwan signs local deals for up to 20 mln COVID shots

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A man rides a bicycle at Ximending shopping area following the recent surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in Taipei’s Wanhua district, Taiwan, May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Ben Blanchard Taiwan’s government has signed deals with two local companies to provide up to 20 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccines, the official......

Decision on lifting England’s lockdown will be driven by data, minister says

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Visitors to Greenwich Park sit and look towards Canary Wharf financial district as lockdown restrictions are eased amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo The decision to lift final lockdown measures in England on June 21 will be made......

S.Korea says 1 mln doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccines to arrive this week from U.S.

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A box of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines is seen at the Forem vaccination centre in Pamplona, Spain, April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Vincent West/File Photo South Korea’s Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Sunday that 1 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) coronavirus vaccines will arrive this......

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