Uganda loosens anti-coronavirus restrictions as pandemic ebbs

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday eased anti-coronavirus restrictions, including allowing resumption of education for universities and other post-secondary institutions, citing a decline in infections in the country.FILE PHOTO: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Russia–Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia October 23, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via […]

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Exclusive-U.S. could authorize Pfizer COVID-19 shot for kids age 5-11 in October -sources

(Reuters) -Top U.S. health officials believe that Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized for children aged 5-11 years old by the end of October, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.Slideshow ( 2 images )The timeline is based on the expectation that Pfizer, which developed the shot with Germany’s BioNTech, will have enough data from clinical trials […]

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U.S. FDA to review use of GBT's blood disorder therapy in children

(Reuters) – Global Blood Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had granted priority review for two applications related to its treatment for sickle cell disease in children. The company has filed for an accelerated approval of Oxbryta for the treatment of the disease in children aged four to 11 years and has also sought clearance […]

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Australia's Victoria state reports 76 new COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SandersSYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, reported 76 new locally acquired coronavirus […]

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New Zealand's COVID-19 cases spread to capital Wellington- report

FILE PHOTO: Lambton Quay is devoid of people on the first day of a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wellington, New Zealand, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Praveen MenonWELLINGTON (Reuters) – Two positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in New Zealand’s capital city Wellington on Friday, Radio New Zealand reported, without revealing its source for the […]

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Biden disagrees with world leaders over Americans getting vaccine boosters

FILE PHOTO: A woman is given a band-aid after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as a booster dose at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, U.S., August 14, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah BeierWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he disagreed with world leaders who argue other countries should get their first coronavirus vaccine shots before Americans get […]

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Russia says Sputnik Light 93.5% effective in Paraguay vaccination campaign

FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia, January 18, 2021 REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File PhotoMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s single-dose Sputnik Light vaccine against COVID-19 has demonstrated 93.5% efficacy in Paraguay, with data taken from the South American country’s vaccination campaign, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said […]

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France's COVID-19 hospitalisations above 10,000 for first time since end June

FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers adjust medical equipment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Centre Cardiologique du Nord private hospital in Saint-Denis, near Paris, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in France, May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit TessierPARIS (Reuters) – French health authorities said on Monday the total number of people hospitalised for COVID-19 stood at 10,151, going over 10,000 […]

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Explainer-Who is eligible for a third COVID-19 vaccine dose in the U.S.?

(Reuters) – U.S. health officials have authorized here a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc for people with compromised immune systems, based on evidence that the standard two shots offered less robust protection in such populations.FILE PHOTO: A health worker draws a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a vial during a vaccination […]

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Australia's New South Wales reports 415 new COVID-19 cases, near record high

A sign at Central Station notes the implementation of new public health regulations from the state of New South Wales, as the city grapples with an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottSYDNEY (Reuters) – New South Wales reported 415 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, down from the previous day’s […]

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