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Vietnam receives 500,000 Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine doses donation from China

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has received a shipment of 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses donated by China, the health ministry said on Sunday, as the country is ramping up inoculations to battle...

Small COVID-19 outbreaks keep plaguing Australia

By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia's state of Queensland recorded one locally acquired coronavirus infection on Sunday, the latest streak of small...

Taiwan welcomes US vaccine aid, bolstering its COVID fight

By Ann Wang TAOYUAN, Taiwan (Reuters) -Taiwan welcomed 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States on Sunday as help from...

Philippines seals deal for 40 million Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 doses

MANILA (Reuters) -The Philippine government has signed a supply agreement for 40 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE in its biggest coronavirus vaccine deal to date. ...

Swiss to start inoculating youngsters against COVID-19 as early as next week

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland plans to allow 12- to 15-year olds to receive vaccinations against COVID-19 as soon as next week, government vaccine chief Christoph Berger told Swiss newspaper NZZ in...

South Korea to loosen social distancing rules on July 1

By Cynthia Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will relax social distancing rules and allow private gatherings of...

Russia reports 17,611 new COVID-19 cases, 450 deaths

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 17,611 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 8,305 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 5,316,826. ...

Olympics-Venue medical officers want no spectators amid COVID-19 fears

By Ju-min Park and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) -Facing the daunting task of keeping the world's largest sporting event safe, some emergency...

Brazil passes half a million COVID-19 deaths, experts warn of worse ahead

By Eduardo Simões SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world's second-deadliest...

India posts lowest daily rise in coronavirus cases in nearly 3 months

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India reported 58,419 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours on Sunday, the lowest daily number in nearly three months, data from the health ministry showed. ...

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