Dutch weekly COVID-19 cases drop almost 50%

In this undated photo, boxes of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines in a cold store of Movianto in Netherlands. (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) MOSCOW / ADDIS ABABA / TUNIS / AMSTERDAM / PRAGUE / LONDON / WASHINGTON / COPENHAGEN / RABAT / HAVANA / QUITO / SANTIAGO / MEXICO CITY / BRASILIA /...

WB, COVAX to speed jab supplies to developing nations

In this March 9, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and provided through the global COVAX initiative, at the Coast General Teaching & Referral Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya. (GIDEON MAUNDU / AP) JOHANNESBURG / BERLIN /...

Brazil approves trials with 3rd dose of Astra vaccine

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga gives a second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Chief of Staff Minister Luiz Eduardo Ramos at a vaccination center Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (ERALDO PERES / AP) WASHINGTON / ROME / LUSAKA / KIGALI / BRASILIA /  MEXICO CITY / PARIS...

Vaccinated elderly man among latest Covid-19 patients

Health authorities recorded two imported Covid-19 infections on Sunday, involving a 75-year-old man who flew in from the United States and a 25-year-old woman who arrived from Bangladesh. The 75-year-old had both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the US, receiving the shots in April and May. He was asymptomatic...

South Africa starts weekend vaccinations in Gauteng

An official checks the tickets as another sprays disinfectant on commuters wearing face masks at the Pretoria Station as the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) resumes its operations in Pretoria on July 1, 2020. (PHOTO / AFP) WASHINGTON / PARIS - South African authorities are giving vaccinations for...

WHO: COVID-19 deaths surged 43% week-on-week in Africa

People wait to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at an inoculation site in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, on July 13, 2021. (TAFARA MUGWARA / XINHUA) COPENHAGEN / WINDHOEK / TUNIS / RABAT / LONDON / RIGA / GENEVA / HAVANA / SANTIAGO / RIO DE JANEIRO / BUENOS AIRES / WARSAW / BARCELONA / AMSTERDAM / ATHENS / PARIS / BERLIN / PORT-AU-PRINCE / ADDIS...

Argentines struggle under COVID-19 as toll nears 100,000

A national flag is wrapped around a cross on a gravesite in the COVID-19 section of the Chacarita cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 13, 2021. (VICTOR R. CAIVANO / AP) BERLIN / LUSAKA / LONDON / RABAT / HARARE / ADDIS ABABA / HAVANA / QUITO / TUNIS / SANTIAGO / BUENOS AIRES / ATHENS / MADRID / MILAN / WASHINGTON / MEXICO CITY...

Vaccine-holdout Tanzania starts inoculations with Sinovac shots

In this May 28, 2021 file photo, a healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination session for medical staff who work at private clinics in Caracas, Venezuela. (MATIAS DELACROIX / AP) LONDON / ADDIS ABABA / ACCRA / BERLIN / LAGOS / GENEVA / TRIPOLI / ATHENS / RIGA / SKOPJE / TUNIS / CARACAS...

Wong Tai Sin block under Covid-19 lockdown

Health officials put a residential block in Wong Tai Sin under overnight lockdown on Saturday, after they found an untraceable preliminary positive Covid-19 case that involves a mutant strain. Authorities said the case involves a 50-year-old man whose infection was identified through mandatory testing at Hong Kong International Airport, after...

Russia sees record high daily COVID-19 deaths

People stand in line to get a dose of Russia's Sputnik V or Sputnik Lite COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre at the Olympic Luzhniki football stadium in Moscow, on July 9, 2021. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP) MOSCOW / GENEVA / ADDIS ABABA / RIO DE JANEIRO / SANTIAGO /...