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Vietnam to have locally-made COVID-19 vaccine in August

Vietnam to have locally-made COVID-19 vaccine in August

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper   HANOI: A Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be officially available this August, according to a local medical official. Major-General Nguyen Xuan Kien, head of the Military Medical Department, told a press conference in Hanoi on April 9 that besides the COVID-19 […]

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates will be making COVID-19 vaccine in the country in a historic move in the global fight against the pandemic. The vaccine, called Hayat-Vax [Hayat means life in Arabic], is the first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine in the region that will be manufactured by a newly created joint venture between Sinopharm […]

Vietnam receives first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

Vietnam receives first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

  By Phong Lan Deputy head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper HANOI: The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Vietnam on February 24, which is hoped to curb the latest virus outbreak in the country. Deputy Minister of Health, Truong Quoc Cuong said that 117,600 doses of Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca arrived […]

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all Koreans; inoculation to start next month

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all Koreans; inoculation to start next month

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the government would provide all South Korean people with free-of-charge COVID-19 vaccines in phases starting next month. “[The government] will make sure that all of the people will be inoculated free of charge in accordance with priorities,” he said in his New Year’s address, assuring that inoculation will […]

UAE: Mandatory PCR testing every 14 days for government employees, except those who took COVID-19 vaccine

UAE: Mandatory PCR testing every 14 days for government employees, except those who took COVID-19 vaccine

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has announced that employees of all ministries and federal entities will be required to undergo mandatory COVID-19 PCR testing every 14 days starting January 17. In a circular issued, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said the decision is part of the government’s efforts to limit the […]

Covid-19 vaccine programme to start in Singapore before year-end

Covid-19 vaccine programme to start in Singapore before year-end

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Even before the year is out, Singaporeans will get free inoculation against the Covid-19 killer-bug under a state-funded $1.33 billion programme that will kick off with the first batch of vaccines from US-Germany venture Pfizer-BioNTech. In addition, vaccines from Moderna of the United States and China’s […]

UNICEF working with more than 350 partners to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

UNICEF working with more than 350 partners to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

NEW YORK: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working with major global airlines and freight providers to step up efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries around the world as soon as vaccines become available. To kickstart preparations, UNICEF together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Air Transport […]

Optimism over Covid- 19 vaccine, but WHO sounds note of caution  

Optimism over Covid- 19 vaccine, but WHO sounds note of caution  

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Amid the continuing dread caused by the coronavirus pandemic, two American drug-makers, Pfizerand Moderna,  have announced that their experimental vaccines are more than 90 per cent effective, bringing a glimmer of hope in a gloomy world that an antidote is on the way. Making it […]

Why volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial? National duty, serving humanity, says Bahraini volunteer

Why volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial? National duty, serving humanity, says Bahraini volunteer

MANAMA: Whenever Jassim Amer went to the vast International Exhibition and Convention Centerin Manama, it was mainly for shopping or for admiring the impressive items displayed during Jewelry Arabia and other high-profile shows. However, this time, as he entered the high-ceilinged edifice, he felt he was on a patriotic duty in the service of his country and its people in particular and humanity in general. […]

The science and economics of COVID-19 vaccines

The science and economics of COVID-19 vaccines

By Crispin Maslog MANILA: A mad race to produce a vaccine against COVID-19 has begun with the world’s superpowers leading the pack. At stake are millions of lives and billions of dollars. Among the frontrunners is the US with its futuristic-sounding Operation Warp Speed. Europe and China also have their own leading candidate vaccines. As […]

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