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How AstraZeneca's errors eroded US confidence in its Covid shot

Washington - The United States was among the biggest backers of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, but a series of blunders by the company eroded American ities' confidence and have delayed rollout in the world's hardest-hit country.

How AstraZeneca's errors eroded US confidence in its Covid shot

Washington - The United States was among the biggest backers of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, but a series of blunders by the company eroded American ities' confidence and have delayed rollout in the world's hardest-hit country.

Vietnam approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Hanoi - Vietnam has approved Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, its health ministry said Tuesday, two weeks after the Southeast Asian country kicked off its inoculation campaign.

UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, S.Sudan, Nigeria

Rome - Millions of people in conflict-hit Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria are at risk of famine in the coming months or already facing it, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday.

UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, S.Sudan, Nigeria

Rome - Millions of people in conflict-hit Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria are at risk of famine in the coming months or already facing it, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday.

India opens up faltering vaccine drive to all over-45s

New Delhi - India announced Tuesday it will open its vaccination drive to all over-45s from April 1 in a bid to boost its massive but flagging inoculation drive as infections rise.

First vaccines arrive in Covid-hit Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea received its first batch of coronavirus vaccines Tuesday as the country raced to quell a Covid-19 surge overwhelming its fragile health system.

AstraZeneca US trials thrown into doubt after promising data

Washington - A US health agency raised concerns Tuesday that AstraZeneca may have included out-of-date information during trials of its Covid-19 vaccine, a day after the company said its drug was highly effective in preventing the disease.

Sombre UK marks one year since first virus lockdown

London - Britain on Tuesday marked the anniversary of its first coronavirus lockdown with a minute's silence in tribute to the more than 126,000 people who have died -- one of the world's worst tolls.

Racy secrets revealed in Brits' lockdown postcards

London - Luxuriant body hair, stashes of sex toys and taboo desires: hundreds in Britain have revealed their deepest lockdown secrets on postcards sent to a London stationery shop.

Confusion as Brazil faces Covid surge with two health ministers

Bras - As Brazil struggles with surging Covid-19 cases, President Jair Bolsonaro's government can't figure out who the health minister is: the one sacked last week or the still-unofficial replacement.

Merkel backs EU chief's AstraZeneca export ban threat

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday voiced support for EU chief Ursula von der Leyen's threat to block AstraZeneca vaccines produced in the bloc from being exported, ahead of a crunch EU summit on the escalating row.

Germany to enter strict Easter shutdown amid 'new pandemic'

Berlin - Germany will enter a strict shutdown for five days over Easter as it fights soaring infection rates fuelled by variants in a "new pandemic", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday after marathon talks with regional leaders.

Putin slams vaccine criticism, to get jab on Tuesday

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed foreign criticism of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and said he planned to get a jab himself this week.

AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK over supplies

Washington - Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Monday that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row simmered between Britain and the EU over much-needed supplies of the jab.

AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK over supplies

Washington - Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Monday that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row simmered between Britain and the EU over much-needed supplies of the jab.

AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK over supplies

Washington - Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Monday that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row simmered between Britain and the EU over much-needed supplies of the jab.

Japanese fans will 'cheer for all athletes' at Tokyo Games

Apo - Japanese fans will "cheer for all athletes" at the Tokyo Olympics, organisers pledged Monday, after the unprecedented decision to bar overseas spectators from attending over virus fears.

UK students, French seniors team up for lockdown chats

London - Every Monday at 4:30 pm British time -- 5.30 pm in France -- Elliot Bellman, 20, keeps an unlikely appointment with 97-year-old Jacqueline Tolu."Comment allez-vous?" (how are you?) he asks Tolu over Skype.

Poll shows plunge in Europeans' trust in AstraZeneca jab

London - Trust in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine in many European countries has plunged following controversy around the jab in recent weeks, according to a new survey unveiled Monday by British pollsters YouGov.

S. Africa sells its AstraZeneca vaccine doses to AU

Johanesburg - South Africa has sold a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for distribution in 14 fellow African nations, the health minister announced Sunday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro takes birthday swipe at Covid restrictions

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro used the occasion of his 66th birthday Sunday to renew his attacks on Covid-19 stay-at-扑克王游戏下载home measures, telling supporters he would fight for their "freedom.

Philippines shuts churches, curbs travel as virus surges

Manila - Churches in Manila will be closed, eating inside restaurants banned and leisure travel outside the Philippine capital curbed under new coronavirus rules unveiled Sunday as the country battles a resurgence in infections.

London woman turns lockdown loaves into bakery success

London - When Britain first entered lockdown in March last year, Sophia Sutton-Jones decided to try making sourdough bread. A year later, she is running her own popular bakery."I'd always thought about it, but I never had the courage to do it," she told AFP.

UK pubs look to rejuvenate after bitter lockdowns

St Albans - Pots of paint rather than barrels of beer are the order of the day at the Great Northern pub, one year after the UK entered its first Covid-19 lockdown.

Miami Beach declares state of emergency over uncontrollable crowds

Miami Beach - Throngs of revelers flocking to Miami Beach in Florida for spring break have become so uncontrollable that ities declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew meant to quash the party.

Tourists in Mexico party like there's no Covid

Tulum - Tourists writhe their bodies to pumping techno beats on dance floors along Mexico's Caribbean coast -- a magnet for people from around the world who want to party during a pandemic.

UK police arrest 36 at anti-lockdown protests

London - London police arrested dozens of people Saturday after thousands turned out in the British capital to protest against ongoing coronavirus lockdown restrictions, with the city's police force in the spotlight over its officer's conduct after a series of ...

German police clash with Covid protesters

Kassel - German police clashed with protesters at a mass demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in the city of Kassel on Saturday, using water cannon, batons and pepper spray to disperse crowds.

New lockdowns in Europe, overseas fans banned at Tokyo Olympics

Paris - Several European countries introduced new lockdown measures Saturday as they battled surging coronavirus infections, while Tokyo Olympics organisers were forced to announce an "unavoidable" ban on overseas fans to keep the Games safe.
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