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Got two doses of Covishield: UN General Assembly President amid India-UK vaccine war

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the India-UK vaccine war, United Nations General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid has said he was administered with two doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, media reports said.

New Zealand reports first death due to anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine

Auckland/IBNS: New Zealand has reported its first death due to an anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, the country's health ministry stated.

Bangladesh decides to vaccinate Rohingyas: FS Masud Bin Momen

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh government has decided to vaccinate the Rohingyas as part of an inclusive vaccination programme.

Nepali migrant workers hit by Gulf countries’ vaccine norms

Major labor destination countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates are tightening their respective norms for the entry of foreign workforces, putting the jobs of thousands of workers, who are yet to receive their vaccines, at risk.

Pakistan: After Punjab now Sindh govt decides to block sim cards of unvaccinated people 

Islamabad: The Sindh government has also decided to follow the footsteps  of Punjab and block the mobile SIM cards of unvaccinated individuals.

Canada: Ontario residents who received AstraZeneca COVID vaccine shot can opt for different brand for second dose

Toronto/IBNS: The residents of Ontario in Canada, who have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for the first shot, can now opt for a different brand for their second dose.

Boris Johnson, Antony Blinken discuss pandemic, Afghanistan, Iran, China

Moscow/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday discussed the coronavirus vaccines rollout, Afghanistan, Iran and China, the British government said.

COVID-19: Greta Thunberg contributes 100,000 Euros to vaccine equity initiative

New York: The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated 100,000 Euros to boost global efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to anyone, anywhere, who needs them, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gets second jab of Coronavirus vaccine

Moscow/UNI: Russian President Vladimir Putin has received the second shot of a two-phase Russian vaccine against COVID-19.

Toronto to receive enough COVID-19 vaccine to open three of its mass immunization clinics starting March 17

Toronto: Toronto Mayor John Tory recently announced that three of the City of Toronto’s mass immunization clinics will open early to vaccinate residents who are over the age of 80 starting on March 17.

Woman aged 96 becomes first Spaniard to get 2nd dose of Pfizer vaccine : Health Ministry

Moscow/Sputnik: The first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by US company Pfizer in Spain, a 96-year-old resident of a care home, Araceli Rosario Hidalgo, has now received the second shot of the vaccine, the Spanish Health Ministry said on Monday.

Joe Biden vows to get 100 mln COVID-19 vaccine shots in first 100 days of presidency

Washington/Sputnik: US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday said his administration will obtain 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots in the first 100 days of his presidency.

US healthcare workers, nursing home residents to get first shots of COVID-19 vaccine: CDC

Washington/Sputnik: A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committee voted to give healthcare workers and nursing home residents the first of the COVID-19 vaccines once the doses are rolled out in the coming weeks.

Moderna submits coronavirus vaccine data to obtain emergency use authorization

Washington/Sputnik: The pharmaceutical company Moderna said that it has submitted the results of its corona vaccine trials to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to obtain emergency use authorization for the vaccine.

Biden pledges free COVID-19 vaccines for all if elected

Washington/Xinhua: US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday that if elected, he will make COVID-19 vaccines free for all Americans.