Category: Foreign News

WHO urges countries to vaccinate more people as Delta variant now in 98 countries

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization has recently warned that the rich nations are sharing vaccines with low-income countries too slowly to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of Covid, putting at risk millions of lives.

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G7 pledges one billion COVID vaccine doses for poorer nations

Leaders of the major industrial nations have pledged one billion COVID vaccine doses to poor countries as a “big step towards vaccinating the world”, Boris Johnson has said.

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India, a ‘devastating reminder’ of what COVID-19 can do – WHO

With the raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc in India, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Friday that he is very concerned about the fast-growing caseloads in the country.

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India temporarily halts Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine exports

India has put a temporary hold on all major exports of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine-maker, to meet domestic demand as infections rise, two sources told Reuters.

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India Could Become Second-Largest COVID-19 Vaccine Producer

India could become the world’s second-largest COVID-19 vaccine maker after the U.S., with the ability to produce for both its own population and other developing countries.

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Pfizer offers 40 million COVID-19 shots to poorer countries

Pfizer on Friday committed to supply up to 40 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year to a World Health Organization-backed effort to get affordable shots to poor and middle-income countries.

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Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American Vice President

Kamala Harris has made history as the first female, first black and first Asian-American US vice-president.

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WHO chief blasts rich countries for hoarding COVID-19 vaccines

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines between rich and poor countries will prolong the pandemic.

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South Korea to vaccine its 52 million people for free

South Korea’s president says the country will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to all its people in phases.

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Indonesia Sriwijaya Air passenger plane missing after take-off

A passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has gone missing shortly after take-off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

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WHO grants emergency use approval for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization on Thursday granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide to quickly approve its import and distribution.

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Joe Biden wins US presidential election

Joe Biden has won the race to become the 46th President of the United States, defeating Donald Trump following a cliff-hanger vote count after Tuesday’s election.

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Emirates airline asks some pilots to take 12 months unpaid leave

Dubai’s Emirates airline is asking some pilots to take a year of unpaid leave as it seeks to cut costs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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US Election: Trump claims premature victory, says going to Supreme Court to ‘stop voting’

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Nov 4) alleged major vote fraud, saying “frankly we did win this election”, despite incomplete results from several battleground states that could determine the outcome of the US presidential race.

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief in quarantine after contact tests positive for coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief has self-quarantined after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for coronavirus. He informed about this late Sunday, but stressed he had no symptoms.

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EU says World Health Organization should have more power to investigate outbreaks

European countries are calling for the World Health Organization to be given greater powers to independently investigate outbreaks and compel countries to provide more data, after the devastating coronavirus pandemic highlighted the agency’s numerous shortcomings.

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