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New York: Countries which have not signed on to a global mechanism that has pledged to provide fair and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine, are urged to do so before Friday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a virtual meeting of Member States, held on the eve of the deadline. more
UN chief: COVID-19 vaccine must be affordable and available to all

New York: The continuing COVID-19 pandemic continues to top a long list of global concerns, the UN chief told journalists on Wednesday, noting that “the grimmest of milestones&rdquo ...

China leading in COVID-19 vaccine development, has no need to steal foreign data, claims Beijing

Beijing/Sputnik: China is leading in the development of a vaccine against COVID-19 and thus Beijing does not need to steal vaccine-related data from other countries, Chinese Foreign Minis ...

Leaders pledge ‘quantum leap’ towards fully funding COVID-19 vaccines and treatments

New York: Global leaders, including more than 30 Heads of State and Ministers, have underlined their commitment towards fast-tracking the development and production of COVID-19 tests, med ...

Over 30 COVID-19 vaccines undergoing clinical trials, including in Russia: WHO

Moscow/Sputnik: Over 30 vaccines against COVID-19 are currently undergoing clinical trials in different countries, including in Russia, and this is very encouraging, the World Health Orga ...

WHO chief calls for solidarity in financing, ensuring equal access to future COVID-19 vaccine

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that six months after first sounding the international alarm over COVID-19, the UN agency is now intensely focused on shephe ...

Australian PM Morrison wants to make Covid-19 vaccine mandatory

Canberra: The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has said he would like to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for all Australian nationals.

Australian health minister "optimistic" about COVID-19 vaccine

Canberra/Xinhua: Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Sunday that the federal government is close to reaching a deal to produce a vaccine for COVID-19 in Australia.

Russia begins production of COVID-19 vaccine

Moscow/Xinhua: Russia has begun production of the first batch of vaccines against COVID-19, its health ministry said in a statement released on Saturday.

Erdogan says Turkey becomes 3rd to develop COVID-19 vaccines

Ankara/Xinhua: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey has become the third country to develop vaccines locally against COVID-19 after the United States and Chin ...