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Coronavirus: WHO warns Africa not ready for third wave
World

Coronavirus: WHO warns Africa not ready for third wave

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned that the threat of a third wave of coronavirus hitting Africa is “real and…
GAVI signs COVID-19 vaccine supply deal with J&J
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GAVI signs COVID-19 vaccine supply deal with J&J

The GAVI Vaccine Alliance said on Friday it has agreed to buy 200 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) COVID-19…
Syria receives batch of UN vaccines to speed up virus fight
Middle East

Syria receives batch of UN vaccines to speed up virus fight

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government received a batch of 203,000 COVID-19 vaccines Thursday, the health minister said, in…
Iran to purchase 60M Russian vaccines as coronavirus surges
Middle East

Iran to purchase 60M Russian vaccines as coronavirus surges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus…
Egypt, WHO discuss pandemic cooperation in Geneva
Egypt

Egypt, WHO discuss pandemic cooperation in Geneva

Egypt’s representative in Geneva, Ahmed Ehab Gamal Eddin, met on Tuesday with Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health…
Yemen gets first COVID-19 vaccines but is “at the back of the queue”
Middle East

Yemen gets first COVID-19 vaccines but is “at the back of the queue”

ADEN (Reuters) -Yemen received its first COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, a week after the internationally recognized government declared a health…
Europe pause of AstraZeneca sends ripple of doubt elsewhere
Egypt

Europe pause of AstraZeneca sends ripple of doubt elsewhere

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine in several European countries over the past week could fuel…
Jordanian foreign minister: Don’t politicize COVID vaccines
Middle East

Jordanian foreign minister: Don’t politicize COVID vaccines

Jordan will rely on countries such as China and Russia to source enough coronavirus vaccines after receiving an insufficient number…
Iran starts limited COVID vaccinations with Russian shots
Middle East

Iran starts limited COVID vaccinations with Russian shots

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday launched a coronavirus inoculation campaign among healthcare professionals with recently delivered Russian Sputnik…
Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?
World

Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With rich countries snapping up supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, some parts of the world may have…
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