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India tops 2,000 Covid deaths in 24 hours

Health ministry figures show 295,000 new cases in 24 hours, on a par with numbers seen in the US in January, and 2,023 fatalities.

Colombia private sector gets green light to buy, distribute Covid-19 vaccines

Any party buying vaccines must be endorsed by the health ministry and guarantee delivery using their own logistics chains, and abide by guidelines to ensure the most vulnerable sectors of the community are the first to receive the shots.

‘Balutan’ ganja percuma untuk penerima vaksin di New York

Warga New York perlu mengesahkan mereka telah menerima vaksin bagi mendapatkan balutan ganja rekreasi yang diedarkan para aktivis marijuana.

Denmark ‘lends’ Germany 55,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Denmark dropped the AstraZeneca vaccine from its immunisation programme earlier this month, saying it might re-introduce the jab 'if the situation changes'.

EU agency says blood clots ‘very rare’ side effect of J&J jab

The Johnson & Johnson concerns follow similar reports of blood clots in a very small number of people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

Chile vets accused of using dog Covid-19 vaccines on people

The canine coronavirus is not the same as the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the global human pandemic.

Ex-cop Chauvin guilty of all charges for George Floyd’s murder

A jury deliberated less than 11 hours before finding Chauvin guilty of all three charges against him – second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

India’s crematoriums buckle as Covid dead pile up

The chimney of one electric furnace in Ahmedabad cracked and collapsed after being in constant use for up to 20 hours every day for the past two weeks, while some crematoriums in Lucknow have run out of wood and are asking people to bring it themselves.

Malaysia sees worst slide in journalism freedom index

This is due in part to the recent anti-fake news law, Reporters Without Borders says in its annual World Press Freedom Index.

NZ confirms airport virus case, says travel bubble unaffected

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also plays down concerns that the airport cleaner contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated.

J&J Covid vaccine manufacturing halted at plant that ruined doses

Regulators had temporarily halted the vaccine's use after authorities reported six cases of women developing blood clots along with low blood platelet counts, including one death.

WHO says against proof of vaccination for travel

The idea of vaccine passports has been met with criticism, with many saying it would lead to discrimination and others raising concerns about privacy.

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