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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attends the Egyptian-Ethiopian relations and common interests bilateral meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, March 24, 2015. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is in Ethiopia for a two-day official visit. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Egyptian president says COVID-19 vaccine “unavailable” in Egypt before mid-2020

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday that vaccines for the novel coronavirus will not be available in Egypt before mid-2020. Sisi made the...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Germany to start COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-December

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In light of "encouraging developments" in clinical trials and the expected regulatory approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination centers across Germany would be...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Now “real hope” to end COVID-19 with vaccines: WHO chief

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"There is now real hope that vaccines, in combination with other tried and tested public health measures, will help to end the pandemic," said...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO urges resumption of immunization services in Africa amid COVID-19

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African governments should establish robust systems to facilitate resumption of immunization services that had been disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO)...
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S. African president calls for inclusive economic recovery

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pleaded with Group of 20 (G20) leaders to ensure an inclusive global economic recovery when speaking at the virtual...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

BioNTech and Pfizer to apply for US approval of Covid-19 vaccine

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Pfizer and BioNTech say they will apply on Friday to the US Food and Drug Administration for the emergency use of their Covid-19 vaccine. In...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Promising vaccine results inject optimism into leading stock markets

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Promising data regarding a potential Covid-19 vaccine released by a US-German consortium gave a strong boost to leading stock markets across the world...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Pfizer, BioNTech to request emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil

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American drugmaker Pfizer and German pharmaceutical firm BioNTech will request Brazil's emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine the two firms are jointly developing,...
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Indian PM suggests developing COVID-19 vaccine delivery system similar to elections

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday suggested a mechanism for vaccine distribution similar to the conduct of elections in the country. "Prime minister directed...
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Australia opens quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand

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The first flight as part of Australia's one-way travel bubble with New Zealand arrived in Sydney on Friday, with around 200 passengers allowed to...
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Chinese government hands over medical supplies to Ghana

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The Chinese Government on Wednesday, presented its second batch of medical supplies, to the Ministry of Health, to support Ghana in the fight the...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (front) addresses a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced stringent measures to help contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus after two new cases were confirmed on Sunday. Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. (Xinhua)

African leaders demand swift release of detained Mali president

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African leaders have strongly condemned the Tuesday military coup in Mali during which President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was seized by mutinying soldiers. ...
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EU concludes exploratory talks with CureVac to buy potential COVID-19 vaccine

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As the efforts of the European Union (EU) to secure supply of vaccines against the COVID-19 continue, the European Commission on Thursday announced it...
Customers are seen at a shopping mall in Sydney, Australia, May 8, 2020. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced a three-stage plan to lift Australia's coronavirus restrictions. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Australian PM withdraws comments on mandatory COVID-19 vaccine

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has walked back his suggestion that a COVID-19 vaccine could be made mandatory. Morrison said on Wednesday...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

“Every single Australian” to receive free COVID-19 vaccine

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a deal to guarantee free access to a potential COVID-19 vaccine for all Australians. Morrison on Wednesday announced...
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Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine underway in India

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by Peerzada Arshad Hamid Human trials for developing an indigenous vaccine against COVID-19 are going on in full swing in India. ...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

COVID-19 vaccine development reported in various countries

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Many countries have recently reported development in their COVID-19 vaccine trials, bringing hope to the world amid the still raging pandemic, while health...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

BioNTech, Pfizer sign COVID-19 vaccine supply agreement with Britain

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German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and U.S. company Pfizer announced Monday an agreement with Britain to supply 30 million doses of a vaccine candidate against...
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Moderna to start final clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine in late July

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U.S. biotech company Moderna plans to begin its final phase of testing for its COVID-19 vaccine on July 27, according to details posted...
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UK shuns EU’s COVID-19 vaccine program

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The UK will not join the European Union (EU)'s COVID-19 vaccine program because it will have no say on negotiations with vaccine suppliers or...
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Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa

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The first clinical trial for a vaccine against COVID-19 has been going on in South Africa as well as the UK and Brazil...
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CanSino’s recombinant COVID-19 vaccine approved as special military drug

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Chinese biopharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics Inc announced on Monday that a recombinant novel coronavirus vaccine (Ad5-nCoV) the company developed with a military research team...
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COVID-19: Africa risks left behind in search for COVID-19 vaccine

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Dr John Nkengasong, Director-General of the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC) has said unless stakeholders act now, Africa is at the...
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China’s inactivated COVID-19 vaccine starts phase-3 clinical international trials

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China's inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate has started its phase-3 clinical trial globally in the United Arab Emirates, according to the vaccine developer China National...
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China to make COVID-19 vaccine global public good: official

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China will make its COVID-19 vaccine a global public good when it is ready for application after successful research and clinical trials, a senior...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Kenya scientists call for research support to speed up COVID-19 vaccine

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Kenyan scientists on Tuesday called on the international donor community to support the east African nation with more funding for scientific research to accelerate...
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South Africa wants COVID-19 vaccine to be shared by all

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Any COVID-19 vaccine, if developed in the world, should be made freely and equitably available to citizens of all countries, South African President Cyril...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

South Africa pledges support for global efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccine

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday pledged his country's support for the global effort to develop, manufacture and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. ...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

Three COVID-19 vaccines enter clinical trials in China

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By Yu Sinan Three vaccines - one adenovirus vector and two inactivated - have entered clinical trials in China, and experts say more research is...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss wants COVID-19 vaccine available to all

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants a vaccine for COVID-19 to be available to all people around the world, said his spokesman on Monday. ...