New York: Despite the heavy impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somalia has continued on the path to economic reform, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said in a pre-recorded speech to the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
New York: The remarkable and rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines offers “great hope” that the devastating pandemic can be overcome, the UN chief told the first International Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation on Thursday, but everyone must be reached everywhere, “as quickly as possible”.
Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US President Joe Biden said individuals do not need to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine right now but it might be needed later.
New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday urged the world’s largest economies to spearhead a global COVID-19 vaccination plan, expand debt relief to developing countries battered by the pandemic, and step up funding for climate action.
Moscow/Sputnik: A batch of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccines has been handed over to Afghanistan during an official ceremony in Kabul, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.
Claiming that their camps were not hit by COVID-19, Afghan refugees in Pakistan’s southern provinces have demanded they want money from the Pakistan government and not vaccine jabs.
Kathmandu/UNI: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was vaccinated against the COVID-19 with the Indian-made Covishield vaccine here on Sunday.
Ottawa/IBNS: Health Canada has approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca on Friday morning after reviewing two-dose vaccines for safety and efficacy since October, Health Canada reported.
Moscow/Sputnik: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was among the first people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in the country on Sunday.
Washington/Sputnik: More than 50 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Washington/Sputnik: The Biden administration is working to purchase additional 200 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines to reach 600 million doses this summer and vaccinate 300 million people, the White House said in a press release.
Canada/IBNS: Canadian federal officials are alarmed by the rising curve of COVID-19 outbreaks in people of First Nations in Western Canada, making up half the number of hospitalizations in some provinces.
Canada/IBNS: Health Canada authorized on Wednesday the second COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Moderna for use in the country for people 18 years of age or older, marking a critical step in ensuring the availability of additional vaccines to all Canadians.
New York: As governments move to secure COVID-19 vaccines for their populations, choosing these treatments should not be viewed as “some kind of nationalistic footrace”, with some countries winning and others losing, a senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Friday.
Canada/IBNS: Health Canada and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are being cautious for any unexpected side effects of COVID-19 vaccines after a health worker in Alaska (US), with no history of allergies, had a severe anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine, and after Britain reported two similar cases last week, media reports said.