SYDNEY: Australia's biggest city Sydney posted a record one-day rise in locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Thursday (Jul 29), and authorities warned the outbreak would get worse despite a lockdown of 6 million people poised to enter its sixth wee..
On behalf of Qatar, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has provided financial support, including an aid package, to support Lebanon, with the aim of providing 31,250 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the Lebanese ministry of public health. Th..
REUTERS Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Thursday its COVID-19 shot was about 93% effective through six months after the second dose, showing hardly any change from the 94% efficacy reported in its original clinical trial. However, it sai..
Bloomberg Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines used in the U.S. outweigh the risk of serious adverse events seen in a relatively small number of Americans, U.S. health officials said. The impact of a few cases of a rare nerve disorder, blood vessel cl..
REUTERS Canada on Friday authorized the use of Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents, with the country's health regulator calling it safe and effective for the 12 to 17 age-group. The vaccine was previously au..
REUTERS New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday extended a lockdown in Auckland by two weeks, while officials reported the country's first death linked to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. New Zealand had been ..
CNA JOHOR BAHRU: The Singapore Government will contribute more than 100,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Johor state, said Chief Minister Hasni Mohammad on Monday (Sep 6). Responding to questions on vaccine supply in the stat..
REUTERS All 12- to 15-year-olds in England will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine after top medical advisers said on Monday that children would benefit from reduced disruption to their education. The British government confirmed that the offer woul..
A British study will look into the immune responses of children to mixed schedules of different COVID-19 vaccines as officials try to determine the best approach to second doses in adolescents given a small risk of heart inflammation. Children age..
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