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Polio immunization: Ashanti exceeds target as it begins round two

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The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate achieved 95.3 per cent coverage during its mass Polio immunization exercise conducted between September 10 to 13, exceeding the...
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About 1,700 college students in Manchester told to self-isolate after coronavirus outbreak

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Some 1,700 students at Manchester Metropolitan University have been told to stay in their rooms for 14 days after 127 tested positive for coronavirus,...
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Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in U.S.

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A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced...
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Let’s restructure global financial architecture for easy access to capital – President

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for restructuring of the global financing architecture to enable access to fresh capital by developing nations in...
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Russia to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine supply to Kyrgyzstan

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The supply of a Russian COVID-19 vaccine to Kyrgyzstan will be considered a priority matter, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchuk said here...
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Trump expects coronavirus vaccine to be available for “every American” by April

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for "every American" by April 2021. ...
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European Commission signs second COVID-19 vaccine contract

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The European Commission on Friday concluded its second contract with a pharmaceutical company for a possible vaccine against COVID-19, the Commission said in a...
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Turkey begins clinical trials of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

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Turkey has begun its first clinical trials of China's COVID-19 vaccine, testing it on three volunteers, the country's health minister has said. ...
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UAE grants urgent use of China-developed coronavirus vaccine

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a China-developed COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, six weeks after human trials in the Gulf Arab state...
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South Africa wants equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine: president

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South Africa is preparing for the time when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available while working to prevent further transmission of the virus, President...
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UK “likely to have coronavirus vaccine by early next year” – senior official

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British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Monday claimed a coronavirus vaccine is "most likely" to be ready in the first few months of 2021,...
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CureVac expected to produce 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by end of year...

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German biotechnology company CureVac would produce 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year, co-founder of software company SAP and...
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Mozambique to assess possibility of using TB vaccine for COVID-19

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Health authorities in Mozambique will start conducting a study in this month to assess the possibility of using the Tuberculosis vaccine to combat COVID-19...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

U.S. steps up COVID-19 vaccine development as another vaccine candidate starts final phase trial

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Researchers across the United States are stepping up efforts to work out an effective COVID-19 vaccine as another vaccine candidate has started phase...
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Final phase clinical trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine begins in U.S.

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A multi-site, Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine known as AZD1222 has begun, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced...
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Survey shows 74 percent respondents want COVID-19 vaccine

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An opinion poll by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum shows about three quarters of the respondents in the world would like to...
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China ready to work with Morocco on COVID-19 vaccine development

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Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that as COVID-19 remains a pandemic and vaccines play a key role in humankind's victory over it,...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press statement on the European Green Deal at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

EU to participate in COVAX initiative for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that her institution is ready to join the COVAX Facility, a pooled procurement...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

China ready to work with Morocco on COVID-19 vaccine development

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Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that as COVID-19 remains a pandemic and vaccines play a key role in humankind's victory over it,...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

COVID-19 vaccine won’t change human DNA

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It's scientifically false that a potential vaccine for COVID-19 would change people's DNA and make them "genetically modified," according to scientists and researchers....
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South Korea: Plasma Donation by Shincheonji Church Facilitates Development of Vaccine for COVID-19

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Over 1,000 members of religious organization called Shincheonji Church of Jesus participated in donating plasma for the cure of COVID-19. This is carried out...

Spanish health minister upbeat on COVID-19 vaccine possibility

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Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa on Friday said he was optimistic that a vaccine could be available soon to halt the spread of COVID-19. ...
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New Zealand allocates “hundreds of millions” on COVID-19 vaccine strategy

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The New Zealand government has allocated significant extra funding, "in the order of hundreds of millions of dollars," to access a safe and effective...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

Australian COVID-19 vaccine yields positive pre-clinical results

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An Australian-developed COVID-19 vaccine has shown promising results in pre-clinical testing, raising hopes for its potential effectiveness and manufacturability. The University of...
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)

More countries engaging in COVID-19 vaccine facility – WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says 172 countries are currently engaging with the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility, the largest and most diverse COVID-19...
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Mexico to take part in clinical trials of Italian COVID-19 vaccine

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Mexico will participate in clinical trials of a vaccine being developed by Italy against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo...
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COVID-19 vaccine candidate produced from insect cells to enter human trials

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China has approved human trials for a new COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which was produced by the use of insect cells. The...
BEIJING, June 22, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Combo photo shows Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holding the 22nd China-European Union (EU) leaders' meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing, capital of China, June 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

EU concludes talks with Moderna for potential COVID-19 vaccine

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The European Commission on Monday concluded exploratory talks with Moderna, an American biotechnology company focused on drug discovery, drug development and vaccine technologies,...
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Italy starts human trial of COVID-19 vaccine amid spike in cases

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Phase one of the clinical trial of an Italian-developed GRAd-COV2 coronavirus vaccine kicked off on Monday with the inoculation of the first, officials...
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. ...