No ADPL members plan to run in Legco poll

The Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood said on Saturday that no members had indicated their intention to stand in December's Legco election before its internal deadline for applications on Friday. The party made the announcement on social media, noting that the matter was therefore not discussed in...

Brazil sees more than 43,000 new COVID-19 cases

MOSCOW / SANTIAGO / WASHINGTON / SANTIAGO / DUBLIN / LUSAKA / LONDON / PARIS / RABAT / ADDIS ABABA / MILAN / SAO PAULO / TRIPOLI - Brazil had 43,033 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 990 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. The South American...

Sweden sees removal of virus restrictions by November

People wait for their turn to enter Stockholm's City Hall, known as venue for the Nobel Prize banquets and converted now into a COVID-19 vaccination center for a day on Feb 21, 2021 in the capital of Sweden, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP) MOSCOW / WARSAW / VALLETTA / LONDON...

EMA: AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too

An illustration picture shows vials with COVID-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes, with the logo of the University of Oxford and its partner British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, on Nov 17, 2020. (JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) ADDIS ABABA / KAMPALA / HARARE / MOSCOW / RABAT / LONDON / WARSAW / HAVANA / BUENOS AIRES / LIMA / OTTAWA / RIO...

Vaccination hits record level on Saturday

A record 54,000 people received Covid-19 vaccinations on Saturday, with the reduction of the minimum age for the jab expected to add further impetus to the SAR's slow inoculation drive. Officials statistics showed that some 36,000 people received their first dose while 16,000 took a second dose of the BioNTech...

Brazil’s sees rise in weekly COVID-19 cases

Relatives of a victim of the novel coronavirus attend the burial at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 7, 2021, on the first day that cemeteries reopened for the general public since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (MICHAEL DANTAS / AFP) LISBON /...

Record 113,000 took Covid tests on Saturday

Officials say a record 113,000 people handed over specimens for Covid-19 checks on Saturday as they admitted that testing mandates were putting pressure on test capacity. Long queues formed at many of the SAR's 21 community testing centres and 35 mobile specimen collection centres after a series of mandatory testing...

US administers 205.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Boxes of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines sit at a warehouse of Hungaropharma, a Hungarian pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Budapest, Hungary, April 13, 2021. (SZILARD KOSZTICSAK / MTI VIA AP) LISBON / NEW YORK / PARIS / LONDON - The United States has administered 205,871,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in...

COVID-19 deaths in Brazil surpasses 330,000

A boy flies a kite in the Mandela favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 3, 2021. (CARL DE SOUZA / AFP) TORONTO / PARIS / SANTIAGO / BRASILIA / WASHINGTON / BUCHAREST / HAVANA / QUITO / STOCKHOLM / BRUSSELS / MOSCOW - Deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil...

Britain will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports

An illustration picture shows vials with COVID-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca on Nov 17, 2020. (JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) HAVANA / WASHINGTON - Britain will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports, but people will be able to seek proof from their doctor...