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Dec 29 2020

COVID-19 Vaccination Kicks Off in Central, Eastern Europe

Salvador Illa, the country's health minister says a delay in the fresh delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, due to a Pfizer "logistics issue" was there but is now res...

Dec 29 2020

Saudi court jails women's rights activist for more than five years

The judge said the verdict was issued in the presence of the prosecutor, the defendant, a representative from the government's Human Rights Commission and a handful of se...

Dec 28 2020

3 dead, 3 injured in shooting at IL bowling alley

The bowling alley and lower level of the complex was closed because of COVID-19 regulations, but an upstairs bar was operating within compliance with about 20 to 25 peopl...

Dec 28 2020

Federal unemployment benefits lapse as Trump resists signing COVID-19 relief bill

White House officials have been tight-lipped about Trump's thinking, but a source familiar with the situation told Reuters that some advisers had urged him to relent be...

Dec 28 2020

Covid-19 Vaccines are being rolled out across Europe - 27-Dec

In Hungary , health care workers were vaccinated at the Southern Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, while in Slovakia , the first person to receive a jab was a 60-year-...

Dec 27 2020

France finds first case of new coronavirus variant

A man conducts a Covid-19 test on a driver at the Port of Dover in Kent, England where thousands wait to resume their journey across The Channel after the borders with Fr...

Dec 27 2020

Covid: Mexico and Chile begin mass vaccination programmes

The first shipment of U.S. biotech company Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for American troops arrived in South Korea on Friday. The boxes were transferred by police helicop...

Dec 27 2020

COVID-19 patient reportedly beat hospital roommate to death

Police reported that the victim, who has not been identified, died of his injuries on December 18. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris told the Los Angeles Times in a sta...

Dec 27 2020

Brexit trade deal: What happens next in United Kingdom and European Union parliaments?

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends a meeting of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States t...

Dec 26 2020

South Africa's SARS-CoV-2 strain is less lethal than the UK's

The South African variant, 501.V2, is more infectious than the original COVID-19 virus and is dominant in the country. South Africa's health department said last week t...

Dec 26 2020

White Christmas? Yes; frigid temperatures will keep it that way

Toronto saw a white Christmas due to the winter storm system, which was expected to layer about 15 centimetres of snow on the city by the end of Friday. Power outages...

Dec 23 2020

France says it will start vaccinating against Covid-19 on Sunday

The FDA had first approved Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month. Switzerland's drugs regulator authorised use of jabs from Pfizer and partne...

Dec 23 2020

European Medicines Agency gives Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine the green light

Brian Mast of Florida said . Those essential workers include firefighters and police; teachers and school staff; those working in food, agricultural and manufacturing se...

Dec 23 2020

Pence Receives COVID-19 Vaccine on Live TV

Biden told reporters in DE on Wednesday that he doesn't want to "get ahead of the line" and wanted to make sure he showed Americans that it was safe to take the vaccine. ...

Dec 21 2020

London put in emergency lockdown as United Kingdom fights new strain

This week he called for the government to "review" and "toughen up" the planned relaxation of Covid restrictions over Christmas . The Prime Minister said the Governm...

Dec 21 2020

Netherlands bans flights from Britain due to coronavirus risk

Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Twitter that the government was preparing a measure that would block flights. The ban will take effect from midnight Sunday. And with t...

Dec 20 2020

New strain of coronavirus identified, says South Africa's health minister

Covid-19 infections continue to spread rapidly amid a second wave in South Africa, with the country recording an additional 8,725 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours. Mk...

Dec 20 2020

US VP Pence gets Covid vaccine, Biden to receive jab Monday

In California, the total number of cases rose to almost 1.8 million, with more than 22,000 deaths. The independent " Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory ...

Dec 20 2020

Majority of Africans would take a COVID-19 vaccine if deemed safe

The party has also made a legal request for government to give full disclosure on its plans to store and distribute any Covid-19 vaccines, Steenhuisen said. Getting vacci...

Dec 18 2020

Health officials to provide update on Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine

Snyder said the UPMC system estimates that half its employees are willing to get the vaccine as soon as it's offered to them. The Milwaukee VA got its first shipment of...