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Joe Biden reiterates need for more vaccinations as COVID-19 death toll in US tops 700,000

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US President Joe Biden says that the fact that the US death toll from the coronavirus infection has surpassed 700,000 means that more people need to get vaccinated in the country.

US to lift travel bans for fully vaccinated air passengers from November

Washington/IBNS: The United States on Monday announced that it will lift Covid travel bans on all air passengers from November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing as well as contact tracing.

Fully vaccinated US citizens can enter Canada from Aug 9

Ottawa/IBNS: The federal government of Canada has announced  its plans to allow fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada starting Aug 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET. without having to quarantine for two weeks, while fully vaccinated travelers from all other countries would be allowed to enter Canada on Sept 7.

Pakistan: Two cops protecting polio vaccination workers shot dead 

Islamabad: Two Pakistani policemen, who were protecting  polio vaccination workers in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan, were shot dead by unknown gunmen on Wednesday, media reports said.

COVID-19 in Pakistan: Punjab to block SIM cards of people who decide not to get vaccinated

Islamabad: Pakistan's Punjab government has decided to block the mobile SIM cards of people who refuse to get vaccinated against coronavirus, media reports said.

Give us money, not COVID-19 jabs: Afghanistan refugees tell Pakistan govt

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.

Record of over 4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in one day in US

Washington/Sputnik: More than 4 million coronavirus vaccine doses were administered in the United States over a 24-hour period, setting a new record, Dr Cyrus Shahpar, COVID-19 Data Director at the White House said on Saturday.

Amid supply constraint, Nepal, Sri Lanka struggle to continue vaccination

Nepal and Sri Lanka both are struggling to continue their vaccination drives amid uncertainty over the timely delivery of pre-ordered vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII). This came after India started prioritizing its domestic need over the export of vaccines.

Canada's stalled vaccine rollout starts after it falls behind

Toronto: Last week, Health Canada cleared the fourth Covid-19 vaccine as a part of a national campaign to vaccinate the population. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine joins the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine, with a 95% efficacy rate, alongside the Moderna and AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines. 

Ontario reports record-high 2,553 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario/IBNS: A single-day high of 2,553 new cases of COVID-19 was reported by Ontario on Tuesday, with 895 in Toronto, 496 in Peel Region, 147 in Windsor-Essex, 144 in Hamilton, and 142 in York Region bringing the province's seven-day average to 2,236.

Ireland to begin vaccination on December 30: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Ireland will begin immunization against the coronavirus disease on December 30, the public broadcaster RTE reported Tuesday, citing Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

Boris Johnson confirms start of COVID-19 vaccination in UK

Moscow/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Tuesday that the United Kingdom was starting vaccination against the coronavirus, expressing gratitude to the National Health Service (NHS), volunteers and all those following safety rules.

'Complacency' a factor in stagnating global vaccination rates, warn UN health chiefs

New York, July 16 (IBNS): More than one in 10 children – almost 20 million worldwide – failed to receive potentially lifesaving vaccines in 2018, the UN said on Monday, citing obstacles including conflict, cost and complacency.

Vaccines are protecting more children than ever, but millions still miss out on routine immunizations – UN

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): At the start of World Immunization Week , the United Nations on Tuesday said that while vaccines are protecting more children than ever, more countries need to make immunization a priority, because more than one million children still die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Bangladesh steps up vaccination for new Rohingya arrivals as measles cases rise

Cox’s Bazar, Nov 13 (IBNS):  An increase in the number of suspected measles cases among the newly arrived Rohingya and their host communities in southern Bangladesh has prompted the Government and UN partners to step up immunization efforts in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters close to the border with Myanmar.