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Hard-hit by COVID, Israel's ultra-Orthodox slow to get shots

BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Yossi Levy has repeatedly booked and canceled his coronavirus vaccine appointment. The 45-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jew recovered from the virus earlier this year, as have his e...

Greece cancels Christmas events, brings back mask mandate

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Christmas concerts and other events have been canceled in Greece under new restrictions announced Thursday that include a general mask mandate for outdoors and all public areas. ...

Bayern's Joshua Kimmich to get COVID vaccine after infection

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich told German TV on Sunday that he will get vaccinated against the coronavirus after his earlier reluctance brought him to the forefront of Germany'...

Southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to offer drop-in COVID vaccinations at MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government will provide drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations at Kaohsiung MRT’s Formosa Boulevard Station in the afternoon from Nov. 10-13. Kaohsiung ...

Taiwan opens up vaccine registration to foreigners without health insurance cards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Thursday (July 29) that it is now allowing three categories of foreigners who do not have National Health Insurance...

Taiwan to receive shipment of AZ vaccine doses Tuesday afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has announced that a shipment of 580,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses will arrive in Taiwan this afternoon. Su said the doses were purchased b...

English guide shows steps for Taiwan's vaccine registration platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (July 14) uploaded directions on how to register on Taiwan's vaccine reservation platform in four languages. On We...

German president joins campaign to reinvigorate vaccinations

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s president appealed Wednesday to hesitant compatriots to get vaccinated against COVID-19, adding to efforts by top politicians to reinvigorate the country's inoculation campaign...

14% of Taiwan residents have received at least one COVID vaccine dose

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 3.48 million people, or 14 percent of Taiwan's population, had received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday (July 11), according to the Taiw...

Taiwan opens up 'vaccine leftovers' to all adults 18 and up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 25) announced that it will begin offering "leftover COVID-19 vaccines" to adults aged 18 and over who ...

Abu Dhabi says no vaccines for tourists, changes app posting

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The capital of the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday that it will not allow tourists flying into the emirate to receive coronavirus vaccines, days after a g...

Taiwan cancels self-paid COVID vaccination appointments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A shortage of vaccines for frontline medical workers to combat a surge in local transmissions of COVID-19 in Taiwan has led the government to suspend its self-vaccination ...

Germany makes AstraZeneca vaccine available to all adults

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is making the AstraZeneca vaccine available immediately to all adults in a push to get as many people inoculated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, Health Minister Jens Spa...

Cafes, restaurants reopen in Greece for outdoor service

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cafes and restaurants reopened in Greece on Monday for sit-down service for the first time in nearly six months, as the country began easing coronavirus-related restrictions with...

The Latest: Fire at India hospital kills 18 virus patients

NEW DELHI — A fire in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India killed 18 patients early Saturday, as the country grappling with the worst outbreak yet steps up a vaccination drive for all its adults ...