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Coronavirus: WHO chief criticises 'shocking' global vaccine divide

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Supply deals between wealthy nations risk worsening vaccine inequality, the health body says.


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How has the Covid-19 crisis in India affected you? Share you stories

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The coronavirus pandemic is devastating lives and families in India. Hospitals are scrambling for supplies, medical staff are in shortage and health care infrastructure is being pushed beyond its limit.


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Brazil reports 3,086 new coronavirus deaths - Reuters

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Brazil on Tuesday reported 3,086 new coronavirus deaths, the health minister said, bringing the total to 395,022.


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Coronavirus: WHO urges African nations to keep expired vaccines

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The WHO appeal comes after Malawi and South Sudan said they planned to destroy some 70,000 doses.


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Brazil coronavirus case count tops 15 million -health ministry - Reuters

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Brazil recorded 73,380 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Latin America's largest country above the 15 million mark.


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India reports 96,982 new coronavirus cases - Reuters

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India reported 96,982 new coronavirus infections overnight, taking the overall tally of cases to 12.7 million, data from health ministry showed on Tuesday.


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Mexico's coronavirus death toll passes 218,000 - Reuters

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Mexico's health ministry on Wednesday reported 267 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 218,007.


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Australia to continue review of COVID vaccinations - health minister - Reuters

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Australia will continue its review of coronavirus vaccines after a 48-year-old woman's death was likely linked to the inoculation, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Saturday.


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Serbia considers mandatory vaccination of health workers - Reuters

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Serbia could introduce mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar said on Friday.


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Papua New Guinea Covid-19: Mistrust fuels crisis as infections rise

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Suspicions and false rumours are compounding a potential public health disaster.


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Coronavirus: Australian Olympians fast-tracked for jabs before Tokyo games

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More than 2,000 athletes and officials will be prioritised for vaccination ahead of the Tokyo Games.


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Coronavirus: EU sues AstraZeneca over vaccine delivery delays

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The pharmaceutical giant says the legal action is "without merit" and vows to defend itself.


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France reports daily decline in COVID-19 patients in intensive care - Reuters

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The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units in France has fallen, the health ministry said on Saturday.


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Romania detects first case of a coronavirus variant found in India - Reuters

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Romania has reported its first case of a coronavirus variant first identified in India, the health ministry said on Thursday.


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Brazil records 2,914 new COVID-19 deaths - Reuters

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Brazil recorded 2,914 new COVID-19 deaths, and 69,105 new cases of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on Friday.


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Sweden registers 8,879 new COVID-19 cases, 60 deaths on Wednesday - Reuters

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Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, registered 8,879 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, health agency statistics showed.


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Brazil registers 3,163 new Covid-19 deaths - Reuters

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Brazil on Wednesday reported 3,163 new coronavirus deaths, the Health Ministry said, bringing the total to 398,185.


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Moldova to buy 400,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine - Reuters

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Moldova will buy 400,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, the health ministry said in a statement on Friday.


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Sweden registers 7,658 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths on Friday - Reuters

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Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, registered 7,658 new coronavirus cases on Friday, health agency statistics showed.


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Covid: Canada authorises Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

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The country's health ministry says the vaccine is "safe and effective when used in this younger age group".