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Filipina, Indonesian latest Sinovac breakthrough cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) reported that two of its three new breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated...

Indonesian latest Sinovac breakthrough case in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 7) reported a new breakthrough COVID-19 infection with China's Sinovac. A breakthrough infecti...

Zimbabwe reopens bars, but only for vaccinated drinkers

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is allowing bars to reopen for the first time in more than a year, but only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to take a swig from inside the premises. ...

Taiwanese woman returning from Cambodia latest Sinovac breakthrough case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 29) reported three breakthrough infections, including two from AstraZeneca and one from China's...

Latest: US to spend $2.1B to improve infection control

WASHINGTON — The federal government is spending $2.1 billion to improve infection control procedures in health care settings, aimed at preventing the transmission of diseases inside hospitals, dialysi...

IOC urges Olympic teams to ask for more vaccines

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic teams were urged Friday to contact the IOC about getting more vaccines ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which will be held in the country where the coronavi...

Brazil starts booster shots while many still await a 2nd jab

SAO PAULO (AP) — Some cities in Brazil are providing booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, even though most people have yet to receive their second jabs, in a sign of the concern in the country...

China delays Pfizer vaccine approval to bolster confidence in Chinese vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government has yet to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE (BNT) and Pfizer Inc. despite previous reports hinting that the foreign mRNA vaccin...

Taiwan reports 1st imported breakthrough case vaccinated with China's Sinopharm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Thursday (Aug. 26) reported its first case of a breakthrough infection from an imported COVID-19 case fully inoculated with China's Sinopharm (國藥集團) vaccine....

Thailand: Growing COVID crisis heats up political tension

As Thailand continues to battle its most severe wave of COVID infections yet,frustration is mounting over the government's poor handling of a delta variant-fueled surge, a sluggish vaccine rollout...

Asia Today: Sydney lockdown extended, record cases in SKorea

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s largest city Sydney will remain in lockdown for another month. The New South Wales state government announced that the lockdown of the city of 5 million would ...

China rebuffs WHO's terms for further COVID-19 origins study

BEIJING (AP) — China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. ...

Thailand to join COVAX, acknowledging low vaccine supply

BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute apologized Wednesday for the country's slow and inadequate rollout of coronavirus vaccines, promising it will join the U.N.-backed COVA...

Iran's daily new coronavirus infections hit another high

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday broke another record in the country's daily new coronavirus cases, even as Tehran and its surroundings went into lockdown, a week-long measure imposed amid another ...

Iran imposes week-long lockdown of Tehran as virus surges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday imposed a week-long lockdown on the capital, Tehran, and the surrounding region as the country struggles with another surge in the coronavirus pandemic, state media ...