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Reopening England's schools is step towards normality, PM Johnson says

FILE PHOTO: Health workers and volunteers assist as students take coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests at Harris Academy Beckenham, ahead of full school reopening in England as part of lockdown restrictions being eased, in Beckenham, south east London, Britain, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – The reopening of England’s schools to all pupils on Monday […]

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Japan's Takeda seeks govt approval for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co asked regulators on Friday to approve use of the COVID-19 vaccine of Moderna Inc, which would allow it to become the third vaccine to figure in a national inoculation effort begun last month. Takeda, which is handling domestic approval and imports of about 50 million Moderna doses, announced […]

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British Airways prepares for travel restart with testing kit plan

LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways has struck a deal with a COVID-19 testing kit provider as airlines prepare for the desperately-needed restart of summer travel, which is likely to include tests for passengers.FILE PHOTO: British Airways logos are seen on tail fins at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKayAfter months […]

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Japan PM Suga considering 2-week extension of COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo region

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a meeting of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection control headquarters at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Japan January 22, 2021. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERSTOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday the government is considering a two-week extension of a state of […]

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U.S. NIH halts trial testing COVID-19 blood plasma

FILE PHOTO: A health worker takes test tubes with plasma and blood samples after a separation process in a centrifuge during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello(Reuters) – The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Tuesday it had […]

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Former enemy Serbia donates COVID-19 vaccines to Bosnia's Muslims, Croats

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Former wartime enemy Serbia donated 5,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Bosniak-Croat region of neighbouring Bosnia on Tuesday, allowing it to launched its inoculation campaign.Slideshow ( 5 images )The Bosniak-Croat Federation, one of Bosnia’s two autonomous entities alongside the Serb Republic, has ordered 1.2 million doses under the global COVAX vaccine-sharing […]

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Poles go underground for COVID treatment in UNESCO-listed salt mine

People get treatment in the Wieliczka salt mine to deal with respiratory illness, in Wieliczka, Poland February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Tomasz Swierczek WIELICZKA, Poland (Reuters) – A UNESCO World Heritage site in Poland is being used to help people recover from COVID-19, with patients going deep underground in the Wieliczka salt mine to a therapeutic centre […]

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Poland to raise upper age limit for AstraZeneca vaccine to 69

FILE PHOTO: A test tube labelled “vaccine” in front of an AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationWARSAW (Reuters) – The Polish health ministry will raise the upper age limit for people being given the AstraZeneca vaccine to 69, from 65 previously, a spokesman said on Friday. “Today the health minister’s […]