Magnitude-6.9 earthquake rocks Japan, prompts brief tsunami warning

Magnitude-6.9 earthquake rocks Japan, prompts brief tsunami warning

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck north-eastern Japan on Saturday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the prefecture of Miyagi.

France: One in three people facing tougher regional virus measures

France: One in three people facing tougher regional virus measures

About one in three people in France, with a population of nearly 67 million, will be affected by tougher regional measures in place for the next four weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Britain’s Johnson says route out of lockdown not derailed by shortage

Britain’s Johnson says route out of lockdown not derailed by shortage

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted the vaccination programme and route out of lockdown remain on track despite a shortfall in the expected supply of jabs.

AstraZeneca vaccinations to restart after EU agency deems jab safe

AstraZeneca vaccinations to restart after EU agency deems jab safe

Several European countries announced they would restart vaccinations with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) deemed it “safe and effective.”

Putin wishes Biden good health after ‘killer’ claim heightens tension

Putin wishes Biden good health after ‘killer’ claim heightens tension

Responding to President Joe Biden’s remark that he thinks the Russian president is a “killer,” Vladimir Putin on Thursday suggested the US leader should take stock of his own flaws and wished him “good health.”

Bulgaria tightens restrictions amid spike in Covid infections

Bulgaria tightens restrictions amid spike in Covid infections

The health authorities in Bulgaria announced Thursday they are tightening the restrictions amid a surge in coronavirus infections in the country. The infection rate in Bulgaria is an average 483 per 100,000 population which places the country ninth in the...

WHO Europe chief says health measures and jabs needed to tackle virus

WHO Europe chief says health measures and jabs needed to tackle virus

Rising numbers of coronavirus cases in several European countries underline the need to uphold public health measures even though vaccinations are ongoing, the head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European office said on Thursday.

Vietnam’s first homegrown Covid-19 vaccine available by end of 2021

Vietnam’s first homegrown Covid-19 vaccine available by end of 2021

Nanocovax, Vietnam’s first locally-developed Covid–19 vaccine, is expected to be ready for use domestically by the fourth quarter of 2021, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Wednesday.

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