Countries pressing ahead with booster shot plans despite WHO plea

Israel, Germany and France will go ahead with COVID-19 vaccine boosters from September, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organization (WHO) to hold off until more people are vaccinated across the globe.The decision to press ahead with booster shots...

WHO calls for moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots through September

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday WHO is calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September, citing inequities in the global inoculation campaign.Tedros said the move aimed to enable at...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Tuesday

The latest:Chinese authorities have announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019. The provincial capital of 11 million people in central China...

AstraZeneca to seek U.S. approval of COVID vaccine

AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in the second half of this year, offering a new timetable for the much-delayed application. The Anglo-Swedish drugmaker announced the schedule as it released second-quarter financial...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on July 30

The latest: Worried your COVID-19 vaccine won't be accepted abroad? Here's what you need to know. 2 travellers arriving in Toronto from U.S. fined $20K each for fake vaccination documents. Have a coronavirus question or news tip for CBC News? Email: COVID@cbc.ca...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world

The latest: Washington's reasons for keeping border closed to Canadians still murky a week later.  Tokyo reports 3,865 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday — up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the number it had a week ago.  AstraZeneca to seek...

Australia’s largest city seeks military help as daily COVID-19 cases hit new record

Australia's biggest city Sydney posted a record one-day rise in local COVID-19 cases on Thursday and warned the outbreak would get worse, as authorities sought military help to enforce a lockdown of six million people poised to enter its sixth...

World Bank, COVAX unveil plan to speed vaccine supplies to developing countries

The World Bank and the COVAX global vaccine distribution program unveiled on Monday a financing mechanism to speed the supply of doses to developing countries, where COVID-19 inoculation rates lag far behind those of richer nations. The new system allows...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Saturday

The latest:Thousands of people took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest pandemic lockdown restrictions amid another surge in COVID-19 cases, and police made multiple arrests after crowds broke through barriers and threw plastic bottles and...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Friday

The latest:The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting certain workers from quarantine rules. In an announcement late Thursday following mounting pressure from retailers facing staff shortages and empty shelves, it outlined plans for...
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