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(Updated) Malaysia takes delivery of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine (source — www.thesundaily.my) 27/02/2021 05:30:10

SEPANG, Feb 27: Malaysia today took delivery of the Sinovac vaccine, another brand of the COVID-19 vaccine it has procured, almost a week after it received the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vacci...

Brazil tops 251,000 Covid deaths as daily fatalities also set record (source — www.theguardian.com) 27/02/2021 00:04:26

1,582 Brazilians die in a day amid slow vaccine rolloutPresident Jair Bolsonaro again discourages mask useBrazil has passed two grim landmarks, as deaths from Covid-19 passed 251,000 and the country s...

US, EU say vaccine programs on track as Asia rollouts gather steam (source — www.thesundaily.my) 26/02/2021 12:27:54

WASHINGTON, Feb 26: The United States hailed progress in turning around its troubled Covid-19 vaccine rollout, as the European Union said it was on track to meet jab targets and Asia’s inoculation dri...

Liverpool star Alisson devastated after being forced to miss dad’s funeral over coronavirus rules following his drowning (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 26/02/2021 12:15:47

LIVERPOOL keeper Alisson heartbreakingly will miss his father’s funeral due to coronavirus restrictions after he drowned in Brazil. Jose Agostinho Becker, 57, was found dead at midnight on Wedne...

New York officials downplay concern over new coronavirus variant (source — www.thesundaily.my) 26/02/2021 05:27:10

NEW YORK, Feb 25: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief medical adviser on Thursday downplayed the results of two studies suggesting that a new coronavirus variant found in New York City in November will be mo...

Coronavirus live news: France may impose regional lockdowns; South Korea starts vaccinations (source — www.theguardian.com) 26/02/2021 03:18:49

French PM says worrying Covid spread in 20 areas; global death toll passes 2.5m; Brazil death toll passes 250,000. Follow latest updatesBiden hails 50m vaccine doses since he took office Moderna forec...

Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll passes 250,000; Israel suspends vaccine donations to allies (source — www.theguardian.com) 26/02/2021 00:45:37

Israel set to put scheme on hold after criticism for sending vaccines abroad; China approves two more Covid vaccinesRevealed: four in five Oxford jabs delivered to EU not yet used EU leaders to pledge...

Brazil nears 250,000 deaths, virus still running rampant (source — www.independent.co.uk) 26/02/2021 00:20:46

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll is verging on 250,000

New coronavirus variant identified in New York -researchers (source — www.thesundaily.my) 25/02/2021 08:25:55

FEB 24: A new coronavirus variant that shares some similarities with a more transmissible and intractable variant discovered in South Africa is on the rise in New York City, researchers said on Wedne...

Coronavirus live news: Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in major study; EU to debate vaccine passports (source — www.theguardian.com) 25/02/2021 01:19:05

Israeli scientists took data from 1.2 million people; EU leaders to discuss certificates for people who had Covid jabsGreece in talks with UK to allow holidays with vaccine passportsCovax delivers fir...

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