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India’s tally of coronavirus infections crosses 25 million

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BENGALURU, May 18 (Reuters) – India’s total coronavirus cases surged past the 25 million mark on Tuesday, boosted by 263,533 new infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 4,329. India becomes the world’s second nation, after the United States, to pass the grim......

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.......

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......

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,......

South Korea says considering all options including vaccine export curbs

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FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” are placed on dry ice in this illustration taken, December 4, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean health authorities are considering all options to secure enough coronavirus vaccine supplies, a top vaccine official said on Tuesday in response to questions about......

Brazil faces “very serious situation” in pandemic: WHO

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FILE PHOTO: Elderly people wait in line to receive a dose of the Sinovac’s CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a vaccination day for 65-year-old and older citizens in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes GENEVA (Reuters) – A number of states in......

UK will have vaccine supply to meet targets, minister says

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has secured sufficient COVID-19 vaccine supplies to meet its targets of giving a shot to all over 50s and vulnerable people by the middle of next month and all adults by the end of July, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said on Friday. “We do have enough......

‘We don’t believe in blockades,’ says UK’s Johnson on vaccines

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he holds a news conference at 10 Downing Street, on the day of reflection to mark the anniversary of Britain’s first coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in London, Britain March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – Britain would “not dream” of imposing any......

French vaccines chief eyes return to normal life by Summer

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PARIS (Reuters) – French vaccination chief Alain Fischer said on Monday he expects the country to return to some kind of “normal” living conditions by summer or autumn thanks to an acceleration of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Fischer also told BFM Television that Sunday’s unauthorised carnival in Marseille in southern......

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 156,734,555 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of March 20

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March 20 (Reuters) – * U.S. CDC SAYS 7,648,211 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE ADMINISTERED IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES AS OF MARCH 20 VERSUS 7,630,706 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF MARCH 19 * U.S. CDC SAYS ADMINISTERED 121,441,497 OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF MARCH 20 VERSUS 118,313,818 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF MARCH......

Italy’s Draghi says EMA comments on AstraZeneca vaccine encouraging

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FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi speaks during a visit to a mass vaccination centre at Fiumicino Airport near Rome, Italy, March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/Pool ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Tuesday the latest comments by Europe’s Medicines Agency (EMA) on the AstraZeneca COVID-19......

Italy suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine nationwide

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FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “AstraZeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe in front of an AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration ROME (Reuters) – Italy on Monday suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, making it the latest European country to put the product......

Exclusive: Regular booster vaccines are the future in battle with COVID-19 virus, Peacock says

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CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) – Regular booster vaccines against the novel coronavirus will be needed because of mutations that make it more transmissible and better able to evade human immunity, the head of Britain’s effort to sequence the virus’s genomes told Reuters. Scientists work at a laboratory where they sequence the......

WHO says its advisory committee looking at AstraZeneca vaccine issues

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FILE PHOTO: A doctor, wearing a protective face mask, prepares a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in his consulting room at the doctor’s office in Gouzeaucourt as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol GENEVA (Reuters) – A World Health Organization......

AstraZeneca cuts COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Poland: minister

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FILE PHOTO: A vial of AstraZeneca 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 WARSAW (Reuters) – AstraZeneca will reduce the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered to Poland......

Mexico says will continue using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: Health workers administer a dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to an elderly woman, at a nursing home in Mexico City, Mexico, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Romero MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Thursday that Mexico will continue applying doses......

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......

China pledges to deepen reform of disease control and prevention

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China will improve the system for responding to public health emergencies and providing emergency supplies, the......

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