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Indians await WHO nod for homegrown Covaxin shot to travel abroad

Millions complain of travel struggles as the vaccine has not been recognised for international travel by several countries. Stuck in…

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African Union to buy up to 110 million Moderna COVID vaccines

Arrangement brokered in part by the White House which will defer delivery of some doses intended for US to facilitate…

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Facebook, YouTube remove Bolsonaro video over vaccine claims

Both social media platforms said the video, in which the Brazilian president made false claims, violated their policies. Facebook and…

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Want to visit the US? You’ll need to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Starting November 8 adult visitors to the US will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with few exceptions. The…

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Venezuelan students return to class after COVID-19 closures

‘For us the return to classes is important, but we have doubts,’ said an official with Venezuela’s Teachers’ Federation. Millions…

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EU medicines watchdog starts review of Merck COVID pill

The treatment is considered a potential game changer in the global fight against the coronavirus. The European Medicines Agency (EMA)…

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Brent crude crosses $86 to highest level since 2018

Oil prices have more than doubled over the past 12 months as the global economy rebounded from the pandemic. Oil…

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Red Cross calls for urgent help for PNG after record COVID surge

The Pacific nation is reporting more cases amid one of the world’s slowest vaccine rollouts. Concerted international action is necessary…

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COVID cases in Eastern Europe near 20m as outbreak worsens

Three of the top five countries reporting the most deaths in the world – Russia, Ukraine and Romania – are…

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US regulator approves expansion of COVID vaccine boosters

The CDC recommends boosters for some Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients, approves ‘mix and match’ booster shots. The United…

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