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NEWARK, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden received his first injected dose of the COVID-19 vaccine live on television on Monday in an effort to boost confidence in its safety ahead of its wide distribution next year.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank/AMMAN (Reuters) - Malka Abu Aker has seen her crowded refugee camp in the Israeli-occupied West Bank swell year upon year since fleeing there over 70 years ago, with the arrival of new generations and those escaping successive Mideast conflicts.
JAKARTA: Indonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the South-East Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases and infections in its overcrowded prisons.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in coronavirus infections in its overcrowded prisons.
FUKUSHIMA (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people gathered on Tuesday to see the Olympic flame in Japan's northern city of Fukushima, defying calls from Games organizers looking to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that has fuelled doubts whether this year's event will go ahead.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie are in self-isolation after she came down with flu-like symptoms and was tested for the new coronavirus, according to an official statement on Thursday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar reported 238 more coronavirus infections among individuals under quarantine in a residential compound on Wednesday, the latest Gulf state to record new cases in a regional outbreak that prompted Kuwait to cancel all commercial passenger flights.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Wednesday cancelled political rallies in Florida and Illinois due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and replaced them with what his campaign called "virtual events" in the two states.
BANGKOK: Thousands took to the streets across Asia for International Women's Day on Sunday (March 8) even as the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of events in the region.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia imposed on Sunday a temporary lockdown on its eastern oil-producing province of Qatif, home to most of its 15 coronavirus infections, and suspended schools and universities nationwide.