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South Korea vaccinates 18,000 to start ambitious COVID-19 campaign

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FILE PHOTO: A nursing home worker receives the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a health care centre as South Korea starts a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said 18,489 people received their first doses of......

EU Commission proposes lower wholesale roaming price caps

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission on Wednesday proposed further cuts to wholesale roaming tariffs paid by telecoms operators to their counterparts, plus a 10-year extension to rules which ended retail mobile roaming charges across the bloc four years ago. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission......

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......

India court extends activist Ravi’s detention over farm protest

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By Suchitra Mohanty, Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A Delhi court granted a police request on Friday to extend the detention of climate activist Disha Ravi who they accuse of sedition for her alleged role in the creation of an online “toolkit” intended to help farmers protesting reforms. The......

South Africa launches COVID-19 vaccination programme with J&J shots

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By Wendell Roelf, Alexander Winning CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday, battling to tame a more infectious variant of the coronavirus with a roll-out of the Johnson & Johnson shot for the first time outside a clinical trial. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa......

Mexico says local AstraZeneca vaccine lab almost rebuilt to meet standards

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The packaging and distribution of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in Mexico had been held up due to a complex certification process that led to major changes at a factory, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Elderly residents queue to receive the AstraZeneca coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine,......

Norway union, oil firms agree wage deal, averting strike

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OSLO, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Norway’s oil industry employers struck a wage bargain with the Safe labour union on Tuesday, preventing a strike at the Mongstad crude terminal and shutdowns of major offshore oil and gas fields, Safe told Reuters. Operator Equinor had said a strike could reduce Mongstad’s storage......

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......

Brazil health regulator approves additional AstraZeneca vaccine imports

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FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and sryinge are seen in front of displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa on Friday approved a request by biomedical institute Fiocruz to import more doses of the vaccine developed......

IKEA branches out into consumer banking

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – IKEA stores owner Ingka Group said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a 49% stake in financial services partner Ikano Bank as part of a push to boost its services offerings. The bank is owned by Ikano Group, which was spun off from IKEA in 1988......

Breakingviews – Capital Calls: AstraZeneca’s vaccine treatment

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The AstraZeneca logo is pictured outside the AstraZeneca office building in Brussels as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign, Belgium, January 28, 2021. LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – Concise insights on global finance in the Covid-19 era. ————————————————- TUNNEL VISION. AstraZeneca is trying to take the focus off vaccines.......

Tsitsipas holds off Kokkinakis to win Greek epic

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A Greek tragedy threatened to befall Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open on Thursday before the fifth seed steadied to fend off local wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 6-4 and reach the third round. The day after Nick Kyrgios sent John Cain Arena into delirium......

Germany’s IDT to help make AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine – sources

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By Francesco Guarascio, Ludwig Burger FILE PHOTO: A general view shows building of German vaccine maker IDT Biologika in Dessau Rosslau, Germany, November 23, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. Hendrik Schmidt/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo (Reuters) – AstraZeneca is set to enlist Germany’s IDT Biologika as......

South Africa looking at ways to use AstraZeneca vaccine, advisers say

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa is looking at ways to deploy AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after temporarily putting on hold plans to roll it out to healthcare workers, government advisers said on Tuesday. The government had planned to start rolling out 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca shot later this month,......

First doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Afghanistan from India

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KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan received 500,000 doses of AztraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from India on Sunday, the first to arrive in the country, which is still waiting for emergency approval from the World Health Organisation before it can use them. FILE PHOTO: Vials of AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, are......

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID shot less effective against South African variant: study

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(Reuters) – British drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Saturday its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African variant of COVID-19, based on early data from a trial. FILE PHOTO: A member of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue......

Brazil gets first active ingredients for AstraZeneca vaccine from China

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A first shipment of 88 liters of active ingredients to make AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil arrived from China on Saturday, essential input to speed the country’s troubled vaccination program. With those supplies flown into Rio de Janeiro on a cargo plane, the Fiocruz biomedical......

WHO director-general says COVID-19 vaccine nationalism harmful for all

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FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccine......

AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in France by next week – minister

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FILE PHOTO: AstraZeneca’s logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration PARIS (Reuters) – The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which was approved by the European Commission last week, will start arriving in France next week at the latest, French European......

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