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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will get a first tranche of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 on Wednesday and will start inoculating people with it next week, a senior health ministry official said on Monday.
Thailand reports soaring Covid-19 cases ahead of national holiday, and the world famous Songkran festival - cancelled again
Thailand on Monday reported 985 new Covid-19 cases, a record daily jump for a second day in a row, as the country deals with a third wave of infections and a highly contagious variant.
Thailand on alert after record number of Covid-19 cases; New Year celebrations banned for a second year
Thailand on Sunday (April 11) reported 967 new Covid-19 cases, its biggest daily jump, but no new deaths as the country deals with a third wave of infections and a highly contagious variant.
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica will use AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after assessing guidance from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the risks of possible side-effects, the health ministry said on Thursday.
SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea on Wednesday (April 7) reported 668 new coronavirus cases for Tuesday, the highest daily count since Jan 8 amid a rise in cluster infections, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.
Indonesia has reported its first case of a more transmissible new variant of the coronavirus known for reducing vaccine protection, but the government on Tuesday said vaccines being used in the country could withstand the mutation.
(Reuters) -The United States has put Johnson and Johnson in charge of a plant that ruined 15 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine and has stopped British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc from using the facility, a senior health official said on Saturday.
BEIJING: Nearly 75 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered across China by the end of Saturday, a spokesman for the National Health Commission said.
HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A powerful car bomb near a police station on Friday night killed at least seven people and wounded more than 50 others in Afghanistan's western Herat province, officials said.