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Singapore to allow restaurant dining with two person limit

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past chairs stacked up outside restaurants as dining-in is restricted to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore will allow dining at restaurants to resume from Monday under loosened coronavirus restrictions, though will limit diners to groups of two, instead of

Quarter of S.Koreans get at least one vaccine dose ahead of schedule

FILE PHOTO: A health worker gets a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo/File PhotoSEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has inoculated 25% of its population with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine two weeks ahead of schedule, authorities

EU wants faster vaccine production in "age of pandemics"

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen sticks an EU flag label during a visit at the factory of U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer in Puurs, Belgium April 23, 2021. John Thys /Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union plans to boost its early warning system and have a permanent capacity to

Vietnam approves China's Sinopharm vaccine for use against COVID-19 -media

FILE PHOTO: A nurse holds a box of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine made by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, a unit of Sinopharm subsidiary China National Biotec Group (CNBG), at a vaccination center during a government-organized visit, in Beijing, China, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas PeterHANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has approved China’s Sinopharm vaccine

WHO expert say new research mission to China would be helpful

FILE PHOTO: Marion Koopmans, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), speaks at the WHO-China joint study news conference at a hotel in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Aly SongAMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A leading scientist on the WHO’s COVID-19 mission to

Mexico reports lowest daily coronavirus death toll in over a year

FILE PHOTO: School workers line up before receiving a dose of China’s CanSino COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination for teachers and school staff against coronavirus disease in Mexico City, Mexico May 18, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard GarridoMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry on Sunday registered 50 new confirmed deaths from COVID-19, the lowest daily increase

Fragrance expert helps COVID-19 patients learn to smell again

NEW YORK (Reuters) – After 13-year-old Sahil Shah lost his sense of smell to COVID-19 in November, his parents looked everywhere for help.Slideshow ( 5 images )“We met with neurologists, neurosurgeons, ENT specialists, and all of them said if it was supposed to come back, it would have come back by now,” said Sahil’s father,

South Africa targets 5 million elderly people in phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

FILE PHOTO: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa receives the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination at the Khayelitsha Hospital near Cape Town, South Africa, February 17, 2021. Gianluigi Guercia/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa will launch phase two of its vaccine rollout on Monday with the aim of inoculating five million citizens

England's estimated COVID R number edges up

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk near public health signs, whilst the reproduction “R” number of COVID-19 infections in the United Kingdom has risen and may be above 1, the Government Office for Science said on Friday, indicating a risk that the overall epidemic is growing, London, Britain, September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – The estimated

EU sceptical of US push to lift COVID vaccine patents

The EU voiced scepticism Friday over the United States’ sudden push to waive COVID vaccine patents to boost supply to poorer countries, while defending its own record as the world’s biggest exporter of doses. French President Emmanuel Macron led the charge as he arrived at an EU summit in Portugal, stressing that the bigger problem

Tanzanian president ditches predecessor's rejection of masks

Slideshow ( 2 images )NAIROBI (Reuters) – Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Friday stressed the importance of face masks in fighting COVID-19, ditching one of the most controversial policies of her late coronavirus-sceptic predecessor. Hassan took office in March after the death of John Magufuli, who had urged Tanzanians to shun masks and

China trials mixing of CanSinoBIO's and Zhifei Longcom's COVID-19 vaccines -data

BEIJING (Reuters) -Chinese researchers are testing the mixing of COVID-19 vaccine doses developed by CanSino Biologics and a unit of Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products, according to clinical trial registration data.FILE PHOTO: A logo of China’s vaccine specialist CanSino Biologics Inc is pictured on the company’s headquarters in Tianjin, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease

US J&J Covid vaccine pause continues after experts defer vote

A pause on all US vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson COVID shot will continue for at least another week after members of a government-convened expert panel said Wednesday they needed more time to assess its possible links to a clotting disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened a meeting a day

UK reports highest number of new COVID cases since April 1

FILE PHOTO: Nurses react as they treat a COVID-19 patient in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at Milton Keynes University Hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Milton Keynes, Britain, January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported the highest number of new COVID cases since April 1 on Monday, with

Eli Lilly to focus on selling COVID-19 antibody drug combination

FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside an Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. Picture taken March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar(Reuters) -Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday it had a revised agreement with the U.S. government for its COVID-19 antibody drug, bamlanivimab,