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Beijing vaccinates over 73000 with Covid-19 jabs within days Beijing vaccinates over 73000 with Covid-19 jabs within days
- January 04, 2021

A dry run for vaccination against Covid-19 would be held at six places in the state capital on Saturday, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said in the state's daily health bulletin. He further informed that after all doses of the vaccine are administered, a QR-code based certificate will also be sent to the mobile number of the beneficiary and recommended that after vaccination, patients should take rest for at least 30 minutes. (more...)
Ontario reports 3,270 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations near 1,200 Ontario reports 3,270 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations near 1,200
- January 04, 2021

The new cases include 917 in Toronto, 581 in Peel Region, 389 in York Region, 246 in Windsor-Essex, 131 in Ottawa, 126 in Waterloo Region and 122 in Durham Region. Quebec , another populous province in the country, issued its first COVID-19 update of the new year on Sunday. Both students and parents are getting ready for the return of school on Monday, as classrooms in Ontario will remain empty for a little bit longer. (more...)
Seven deaths and 4,962 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland Seven deaths and 4,962 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland
- January 04, 2021

Dr Holohan stated: "Hospitalisations are rising to levels close to what we saw in the springtime". For the second day in a row, the number of new COVID-19 cases topped 4,400, but even more of the tests came back positive, San Diego County officials reported Saturday. (more...)
United Kingdom rolls out AstraZeneca vaccine, touts British science triumph United Kingdom rolls out AstraZeneca vaccine, touts British science triumph
- January 04, 2021

The first patient in the United Kingdom has received the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told BBC radio on Monday: "I hope we will get through this hard time in the next few weeks and months". Cuong also said Vietnam would be eligible to buy vaccines from the World Health Organization's COVAX programme to cover 16%, or 15.6 million of its nearly 98 million population, but said more information would be available in the first quarter. (more...)
Graphics: Global COVID vaccine distribution and inoculations Graphics: Global COVID vaccine distribution and inoculations
- January 04, 2021

Here's all you need to know about the shot called Covishield in India. The government has said that people could be given a mix-and-match of two COVDI-19 shots if, for example, the same vaccine dose was out of stock. Now, however, the MHRA said the half-dose regimen's results were not borne out in analysis. AstraZeneca pledged the vaccine would cost just a few dollars per dose and be sold without making a profit, whereas Pfizer's vaccine costs $18.40-$19.50 per dose. (more...)
Confirmed COVID cases near 500,000 after New Year's holiday Confirmed COVID cases near 500,000 after New Year's holiday
- January 04, 2021

The hospital is investigating the outbreak and told ABC7 News in an email that the spread "may" have been connected to an "air-powered costume". Dozens of staff at a Bay Area hospital tested positive for COVID-19 recently, possibly because of an inflatable costume that was meant to "lift" people's spirits. (more...)
Oxford University covid vaccine to be administered in Scotland today Oxford University covid vaccine to be administered in Scotland today
- January 04, 2021

Just over half a million doses of the newly approved vaccine are available from today. We have previously reported the apparently low share for North Wales - however Welsh Government say every health board in Wales will receive their allocation in proportion to the size of its priority population and ability to deliver, as outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's prioritisation list. (more...)
Farmers' stir: Many roads remain closed in Delhi Farmers' stir: Many roads remain closed in Delhi
- January 04, 2021

Addressing a press conference, farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said their proposed parade will be called "Kisan Parade" and it will be held after the Republic Day parade. While the Congress has been persistent in its attack on the Government with Rahul Gandhi leading a delegation to President Kovind and submitting a memorandum with two crore signatures to him against the farm laws, many Congress leaders were detained and not allowed to go. (more...)
Punjab Health Minister asks Centre to provide COVID-19 vaccine for free Punjab Health Minister asks Centre to provide COVID-19 vaccine for free
- January 04, 2021

MAM is alarmed by stories that announced that the health authorities planned to provide only 5000 vaccinations per week. The Minister said, more than 57 thousand participants across 719 districts have completed training and 96 thousand vaccinators have been trained so far. (more...)
COVID-19: Ontario records another record-breaking day with 3363 new cases COVID-19: Ontario records another record-breaking day with 3363 new cases
- January 04, 2021

A non-profit that represents health-care professionals and patients called Friday for military intervention to help control outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ontario's long-term care homes . Of those deaths 95 deaths, 37 were residents in long-term care homes. The number of Ontarians who are in hospital with COVID-19 - another key indicator of the threat posed by the virus - was 1,003, the province reported Saturday . (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak in California emergency room infects 43 hospital staffers Coronavirus outbreak in California emergency room infects 43 hospital staffers
- January 04, 2021

Hospital officials are investigating whether the outbreak was affected by a staff member appearing briefly in the emergency department on Christmas Day wearing an air-powered, holiday-themed costume. Dozens of emergency room staff members at a hospital in San Jose, Calif . That means there's still a chance of vaccinated employees getting sick. (more...)
Covid-19 vaccination drive based on election process: Dr Harsh Vardhan Covid-19 vaccination drive based on election process: Dr Harsh Vardhan
- January 04, 2021

The health minister also called on people not to be misguided by rumours regarding the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine. Regarding India's capabilities to transport and store the COVID-19 vaccines at the appropriate temperatures, he said that the programme mechanisms are being strengthened and geared up to cater to the county's population. (more...)
Three new cases of different COVID-19 strain identified in Florida Three new cases of different COVID-19 strain identified in Florida
- January 04, 2021

The virus has now killed more than 356,000 Americans, with Brazil ranking second globally, with over 195,000 deaths. It took 292 days for the U.S. to cross the first 10 million mark, and just 54 more days to double it, according to CNN. The man is in his early 20s, recovering in isolation, and has no recent travel history, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said, meaning he was infected by another Colorado resident who has contracted the variant. (more...)
Benjamin Mendy sparks controversy with New Year's Eve party Benjamin Mendy sparks controversy with New Year's Eve party
- January 04, 2021

Mendy allowed a chef and two friends of his partner to attend his home, a representative for the player was cited as telling " The Sun " newspaper. Earlier on Sunday, City said they were investigating after defender Benjamin Mendy was reported to have held a New Year's Eve party that included guests from outside his household, in breach of COVID-19 protocols. (more...)
County COVID cases rise by 98 over three days County COVID cases rise by 98 over three days
- January 04, 2021

Other cases of the new strain have been reported in Colorado and California. The real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the official count, the health ministry has said. With senior citizens clamoring to be vaccinated, Alonso has urged patience. Eventually, supplies will increase. As a result of the spike, which has spread around the country and seen lockdown restrictions tightened, the strategy around the rollout of vaccines has been changed to get ... (more...)
United Kingdom decision to mix Covid-19 vaccines raises concern
- January 03, 2021

Mexico , where Covid-19 has killed more than 126,000 people and infected upward of 1.4 million, began inoculating health-care workers with the Pfizer/BioNTech drug on December 24. "The plan is then to build it up fairly rapidly - by the third week of January we should get to two million a week", the report added. Israel's top priorities are people aged over 60, those with risky medical conditions and health workers. (more...)
Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute Vaccines Approved for Restricted Emergency Use Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute Vaccines Approved for Restricted Emergency Use
- January 03, 2021

The SII and AstraZeneca aim to develop 3.2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines at their facilities in India. The company has already stockpiled around 50 million dosages of the vaccine and aims to produce up to 100 million dosages per month by March next year. (more...)
Timeline: How India's coronavirus vaccine got approved by drugs experts Timeline: How India's coronavirus vaccine got approved by drugs experts
- January 03, 2021

Mr Somani said the decision to approve the vaccines was taken after "careful examination" by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, India's pharmaceutical regulator. A total of 1.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine made by the Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech on Thursday arrived in Indonesia, according to Indonesian government officials. (more...)
World Health Organization lists Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use World Health Organization lists Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use
- January 03, 2021

The review found that the vaccine met the must-have criteria for safety and efficacy set out by World Health Organization , and that the benefits of using the vaccine to address COVID-19 offset potential risks. India has meanwhile approved two vaccines for emergency use - the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and the Covaxin vaccine, developed locally by Bharat Biotech and the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research. (more...)
Ontario reports record 3,363 new COVID-19 cases Ontario reports record 3,363 new COVID-19 cases
- January 03, 2021

Anyone who travelled on an Ontario Northland bus from Toronto to Sudbury on December 21 may have been exposed to COVID-19, though the risk of exposure is low Public Health Sudbury & Districts has said. In Durham, 202 deaths have been linked to long-term care and retirement homes. Health authorities in Nova Scotia are reporting 13 new cases of COVID-19. (more...)

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