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World 30 Jan 2021 | 12:29 AM

EMA finds no safety concerns with Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

BRUSSELS. Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that it found no safety concerns with the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, after the reported deaths of elderly people in Norway arose such concerns.

Japan 23 Jan 2021 | 7:00 AM

Pandemic raises Japan death rate after decade of decline

Tokyo: The number of people taking their own lives in Japan rose for the first time in over a decade last year, as the pandemic reversed years of progress combating a stubbornly high suicide rate.

World 19 Jan 2021 | 5:35 AM

Roundup: Positive news on pandemic in Italy overshadowed by slowdown in vaccine arrivals

ROME, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Italy on Monday saw its best one-day indicators for the coronavirus pandemic in weeks, but the developments were marred by the news that vaccine shipments from pharmaceutical company Pfizer would be slowed for the next week.

World 18 Jan 2021 | 3:47 AM

Roundup: Iran buys 16.8 mln COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX; Lebanon signs deal to buy 2 mln Pfizer vaccines

CAIRO, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran said on Sunday that it has purchased 16.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX; Meanwhile, Lebanon signed a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech to buy over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.