Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi tests positive for coronavirus

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Twitter on Monday, after receiving his first dose of a vaccine. “Had (first) dose of vaccine, but antibodies start developing after (second) dose that was due in a week. Please continue to be careful,” he said. Coronavirus cases are rising quickly in the… Read More Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi tests positive for coronavirus

Palestine receives 100,000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine donated by China

Palestinians on Monday received 100,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by China to help broaden an initial campaign to vaccinate medical staff, the elderly and the chronically ill. Palestinian health authorities have been mounting a limited vaccination drive among the 5.2 million people living in the Israel-occupied West Bank and Gaza, using vaccines provided… Read More Palestine receives 100,000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine donated by China

India gives 1.2 million free doses of AstraZeneca to Bangladesh

India gave 1.2 million free doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh on Saturday, its foreign minister said, as Dhaka urged New Delhi to maintain a regular supply of shots to battle the pandemic. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the offering at the end of a two-day tour of Bangladesh to celebrate its… Read More India gives 1.2 million free doses of AstraZeneca to Bangladesh

Facebook freezes page of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over coronavirus misinformation

Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19 by promoting a remedy he claims, without evidence, can cure the disease, a company spokesman said on Saturday. Maduro in January described Carvativir, an oral solution derived from thyme, as a “miracle” medication that neutralizes the coronavirus with no… Read More Facebook freezes page of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over coronavirus misinformation

Amazon kicks off on-site coronavirus vaccination for U.S. employees

Amazon.com Inc is rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccination for its U.S. front-line employees, it said on Thursday, as companies step up efforts to get their workers immunized against the coronavirus. The e-commerce company, which has also been testing employees for COVID-19, said that on-site vaccination programs would first start in Missouri, Nevada, and Kansas and… Read More Amazon kicks off on-site coronavirus vaccination for U.S. employees

Former Italian Prime Mimister Silvio Berlusconi hospitalized

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in hospital since Monday and will not be able to attend any public events in the near future, two sources said on Wednesday. It was unclear why the 84-year-old media tycoon was hospitalized, but one source familiar with the matter said it was “nothing serious”. A source… Read More Former Italian Prime Mimister Silvio Berlusconi hospitalized

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for coronavirus

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19 two days after receiving his first vaccine dose, government officials said on Saturday, urging people not to be deterred from getting vaccinated. Pakistan’s vaccination roll-out has been met with widespread vaccine hesitancy, and Khan’s positive test could serve as a setback to the mass inoculation… Read More Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for coronavirus

Spain to resume use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Spain will resume administering AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine from next Wednesday, Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Thursday. “The decision was taken unanimously as the benefits outweighed the risks, in line with the findings from the European Medicines Agency,” Darias told a news briefing after a meeting with regional health chiefs on the subject. Spain and… Read More Spain to resume use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine