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Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of National Unity.

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

Indonesia 'cannot accept' delays of 100 million AstraZeneca jabs

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Indonesia 'cannot accept' delays of 100 million AstraZeneca jabs

Indonesia has an ambitious coronavirus vaccine programme. However, this looks threatened after Jakarta said 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have 'an uncertain arrival schedule.'

Qatar reimposes lockdown after coronavirus surge

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Qatar reimposes lockdown after coronavirus surge

Qatar reimposed lockdown measures in an effort to contain surging coronavirus cases.

Iran notches new daily record of coronavirus cases

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Iran notches new daily record of coronavirus cases

Iran announced a new record number of daily coronavirus cases, as the country faces its fourth wave.

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Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

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UK's Johnson confirms return to pubs but sounds caution

Boris Johnson confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week's time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a ...

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Pfizer slams Israel as 'banana republic' over failed payments

Pfizer officials slammed Israel as a 'banana republic', voicing concern that the country's government-in-transition may fail to pay up.

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Pakistanis rush to buy Covid-19 vaccine through private sales

As commercial sales of the Russian vaccine were possible for the first time in Pakistan, thousands of Pakistanis rushed to get vaccinated.

UK to announce new international travel rules

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UK to announce new international travel rules

Britain will set out plans to restart international travel, using a "traffic-light" system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown.

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Libya receives Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

Libya is expected to start vaccinating its population as the first 100,000 doses arrived, as hospitals can't handle the pressure of the ...

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

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Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

Easter celebrations are, once more, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as most countries in the world imposed restrictions.

Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

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Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

Despite composing 70% of the population, foreigners in Kuwait struggle to get considered for vaccination.

Covid overwhelms ICUs in Syrian capital

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Covid overwhelms ICUs in Syrian capital

As the virus rages in Syria, hospitals in Damascus are now so overwhelmed that Covid-19 patients are being transferred outside the city for ...

Christians mark Good Friday as some holy sites reopen

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Christians mark Good Friday as some holy sites reopen

Limited numbers of worshippers are able to celebrate Good Friday this year.

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Turkey logs most daily infections since start of pandemic

More than 40,000 new coronavirus infections were recorded in Turkey on Thursday.

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Coronavirus surges across Arab world despite vaccine progress

Health authorities across the Arab world are reporting an alarming rise in coronavirus infections as the fasting month of Ramadan approaches.

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Egypt gets hundreds of thousands of vaccines via Covax

Egypt has received nearly one million coronavirus vaccines through the Covax facility.

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Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Shabab has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

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Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

With the number of infections rising, Qataris are calling for another lockdown, to prevent the spread.

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Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Gaza sees spike in coronavirus cases

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Gaza sees spike in coronavirus cases

Thousands of people in Gaza have been infected with the coronavirus, increasing pressure on local hospitals.

Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

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Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

Yemen will receive its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the UN, as the country struggles under the weight of infections.

Syria border must stay open for aid: UN chief

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Syria border must stay open for aid: UN chief

Closing the last remaining border crossing into Syria would halt the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across the country's northwest, the UN ...

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