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Some Omicron sub-variants escaping antibodies from Sinopharm shot - Chinese study

BEIJING, June 21 (Reuters) - A small Chinese study detailed in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal showed neutralising antibodies against some Omicron sub-variants were largely undetectable after t...

Iranian state TV: Omicron cause of death in 3 Iranians

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television said Saturday that three Iranian citizens have died after they were infected with omicron, the new, more easily spread variant of the coronavirus. ...

Report: Iran announces 1st case of omicron variant

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has detected its first case of infection by the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, state TV reported Sunday. The announcement comes as the variant sprea...

Palestinians detect first 3 cases of omicron in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry on Thursday said it has identified its first three cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the occupied West Bank. ...

China sends 200,000 COVID vaccines 4 days after Nicaragua dumps Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing's vaccine diplomacy was on full display when 200,000 doses of Chinese-made COVID vaccines arrived in Nicaragua on Monday (Dec. 13). On Thursday (Dec. 9), Ni...

Jordan detects its first two cases of omicron variant

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Jordanian health ministry announced on Thursday evening it had identified its first two cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus. The health ministry's s...

Taiwan reports imported breakthrough case from China inoculated with Sinopharm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 23) reported a breakthrough infection from China as well as three others among people inoculated with Chinese v...

Iran says 44 million fully vaccinated, half its population

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday it has now fully vaccinated 44 million people, more than half of its population of 85 million. The country has been hit the worst by the pandemic in the Mid...

Iran: President Raisi's hard-line government stalling on progress

Conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was inaugurated as Iran's sixth president in August, coming into office as an uncompromising hard-liner, in contrast to his predecessor, Hassan Rouhani. As a sup...

Taiwan reports 1st mixed Sinovac, Sinopharm breakthrough case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 2) reported the first case of a breakthrough infection in a person who had received one dose each of C...

Taiwan reports 6 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 28) reported six new imported COVID-19 cases. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced...

China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-toleran...

China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance pol...

Burundi starts COVID jabs; just North Korea, Eritrea remain

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the world’s last three countries to administer COVID-19 vaccines started giving out doses on Monday as the East African nation of Burundi launched its national campaign. ...

Red Crescent says bodies of 17 people washed ashore in Libya

ABOARD GEO BARENTS (AP) — At least 17 bodies, likely of Europe-bound migrants, have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said as authorities began to vaccinate migrants in the North...