Brazil embraces Chinese COVID-19 vaccine after row
Brazil’s health minister said Tuesday the country would add the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 to its national immunization programme, despite a political and diplomatic row over ...
21 October 2020, 10:52
India begins selecting people for priority coronavirus vaccines
India’s coronavirus infections rose by another 62,212 cases over the previous day and a local media report said on Saturday that the government had begun identifying about 300 million people who ...
17 October 2020, 18:25
Rich world could be close to normal by late 2021 if vaccine works: Bill Gates
Rich countries could be back to close to normal by late 2021 if a COVID-19 vaccine works, is ready soon and distributed properly at scale, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said on Tuesday.
11 October 2020, 10:36
Steps taken to ensure availability of COVID vaccine at right time: Minister
Health minister Zahid Maleque has said that proper steps have been taken to ensure the availability of coronavirus vaccines at right time
1 October 2020, 16:04
UN needs ‘immediate infusion’ of $15b for global vaccine fund
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres called Wednesday for an “immediate infusion” of $15 billion to a global pool for the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at a virtual summit hosted ...
1 October 2020, 09:36
WHO gave blessing for coronavirus vaccine emergency use prog: China
Countries have autonomy to issue emergency use authorisation for any health product according to the national regulations and legislations, Mariangela Simão, assistant director-general at the WHO, ...
26 September 2020, 09:14
China-UAE final stage COVID-19 vaccine trials show positive results
China and the United Arab Emirates have seen some positive results in their phase III COVID-19 vaccine trials, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a news briefing in Beijing on Monday.
16 September 2020, 15:03
Japan commits $165m to WHO’s global coronavirus vaccine programme
Japan said on Tuesday it has committed 17.2 billion yen ($165 million) in funds for its participation in the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 vaccine programme
16 September 2020, 09:25
AstraZeneca resumes COVID-19 vaccine trial after UK green light
Pharma giant AstraZeneca on Saturday said it had resumed a COVID-19 vaccine trial after getting the all-clear from British regulators, following a pause caused by a UK volunteer falling ill.
12 September 2020, 20:36
US CDC tells states to prep for COVID-19 vaccine distribution as soon as late October
The country's top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci earlier on Wednesday said on MSNBC that based on the patient enrollment rate in COVID-19 vaccine trials underway, there could be enough ...
3 September 2020, 12:10