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Indian experts urge faster inoculations ahead of free COVID-19 shots

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Shopkeepers wait to open their stores at a market area after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Indian officials and health experts welcomed a federal government plan to give free......

Canada prepares to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated travelers – Bloomberg

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Passengers arrive at Toronto’s Pearson airport after mandatory coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing took effect for international arrivals in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing to ease border restrictions for travelers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Bloomberg reported on Monday,......

Biden’s to-do list on foreign trip: Rally allies against COVID, Putin

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President Joe Biden’s meeting with leaders of the G7 leading industrial economies in an English seaside village this week will usher in a new focus on rallying U.S. allies against common adversaries – the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia and China. New COVID-19 variants and rising death tolls in some countries will......

Thailand starts long awaited COVID-19 vaccination drive

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Thailand kicked off a long-awaited mass vaccination campaign on Monday as the country battles its third and worst wave of the coronavirus epidemic. The government aims to administer 6 million doses this month, hoping to ease worries over the highly anticipated roll-out and concerns about supply shortages. “The government will......

Japan disposes of over 7,000 mishandled doses of COVID-19 vaccine -Yomiuri

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The word “COVID-19” is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Over 7,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been disposed of in Japan due to mishandling, the Yomiuri newspaper said on Sunday, as Japan races to inoculate its people amid......

UK’s Johnson calls on G7 to vaccinate world by end of 2022

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday called for leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations to make a commitment to vaccinate the entire world against COVID-19 by the end of 2022 when they meet in Britain next week. Johnson will host the first in-person summit in almost......

Venezuela to purchase and manufacture Russia’s EpiVacCorona vaccine

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A medical worker fills a syringe with a dose of the EpiVacCorona vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), developed by the Vector Institute in Siberia, at a local clinic in Saint Petersburg, Russia April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov Venezuela has reached a deal to purchase doses of Russia’s EpiVacCorona vaccine,......

Google says supports work to update international tax rules

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The Google logo is seen on on the company’s European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo Google (GOOGL.O) said on Saturday that it supports the work being done to update international tax rules after G7 finance ministers agreed to pursue a global minimum corporate tax of......

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......

Fewer Americans blame COVID for preventing them from seeking work

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An employment application form is displayed during a restaurant job career fair organized by the industry group High Road Restaurants in New York City, U.S., May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Fewer Americans are citing the coronavirus pandemic as the reason why they’re not looking for work as more people are......

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......

Oil prices slip as coronavirus gloom festers

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Oil prices dropped on Friday as concerns about the patchy roll-out of anti-coronavirus vaccinations around the globe tempered optimism earlier in the week that demand for fuels was recovering from the depths of the pandemic. Brent crude was down 29 cents, or 0.4%, at $71.02 a barrel by 0057 GMT,......

IMF and World Bank urge G7 to release surplus vaccines

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The heads of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank on Thursday urged the Group of Seven advanced economies to release any excess COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries as soon as possible, and called on manufacturers to ramp up production. In a joint statement to the G7, IMF Managing Director......

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......

Guatemala says U.S. to send half a million COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei said on Thursday that the United States will supply half a million COVID-19 doses to the Central American country. Under pressure from the international community to share a surplus of vaccines, U.S. President Joe Biden had laid out earlier how his country would share some 25......

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,......

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