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'Being punished for detecting new Covid strain': South Africa

Johannesburg: South Africa complained Saturday that it is being "punished" for detecting a new Covid-19 variant Omicron, media reports said.

Germany detects highest number of New Covid infections since start of Pandemic

Berlin/UNI/Sputnik: Germany recorded 33,949 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, which marks the highest daily number since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Robert Koch Institute, the country's health body in charge of coronavirus statistics.

G20 leaders agree to take steps to boost Covid vaccine supply to developing nations

Rome/UNI/Sputnik: The leaders of the G20 countries agreed on Sunday to take action to help boost the supply of vaccines and essential medical products and inputs in developing countries, according to the Rome summit's declaration obtained by Sputnik.

Russia confirms record 31,299 COVID cases in past 24 hours: Response center

Moscow/Sputnik: Russia confirmed a record high of 31,299 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, up from 28,717 the day before, bringing the cumulative total to 7,892,980, the federal response center said on Thursday.

US heard Russia’s pitch for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates: Minister

Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday he believed that US delegates in Geneva saw his point in the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine certificates.

Covid: Thousands to revaccinate in Germany after investigations reveal nurse injected saline

The administration in north Germany has asked more than 8,000 people to get Covid vaccine again as a nurse is suspected to have administered saline instead of vaccines in many cases, according to media reports.

Daily Covid cases skyrocket in US, nearly 100,000 infections reported everyday

Baltimore: The US is averaging 100,000 Covid-19 cases daily, returning to the high last seen during winter season, mainly due to the highly transmissible Delta variant and sizable number of people choosing not to get vaccinated, according to media reports.

Middle East is in fourth wave of Covid-19 triggered by Delta variant: WHO

Geneva/IBNS: The Middle East is in the midst of the fourth wave of Covid-19, triggered by the delta variant of coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Covid-19: China imposes fresh lockdown after hundreds infected

Beijing/IBNS: China has imposed a lockdown in Jiangsu province, after a cluster of infections in its capital, Nanjing city, spread to Beijing and five provinces by Friday.

France recognises Covishield for its travel pass

Paris/IBNS: France will accept people vaccinated with Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, for its health pass, Prime Minister Jean Castex said in a statement on Saturday, reported AFP.

Fully vaccinated British health secty Sajid Javid tests Covid+

London/IBNS: British health secretary Sajid Javid has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating.

Only children of fully vaccinated families can attend school, say Chinese authorities

Beijing: Students will not be allowed to attend schools in China unless their entire family is fully vaccinated, some local governments in the country have issued the order, according to media reports.

Brazilian Supreme Court approves investigation of Bolsonaro over Covaxin deal - Reports

Brasilia/UNI/Sputnik: The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil has approved a probe into President Jair Bolsonaro regarding alleged overpricing during the purchase of India's coronavirus vaccine Covaxin, the G1 website reported.

Covid19: Emergence of Delta variant may lower acceptance of EU Digital Covid Certificate

Brussels/IBNS: The digital travel pass programme launched with the aim to allow seamless traveling across the European Union during the summer vacation period could fail as the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus threatens to trigger a fresh wave of the infection.

UK records another 1,907 coronavirus cases, 7 deaths

London/Xinhua: Another 1,907 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,418,530, according to official figures released Saturday.