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Emirates and Etihad said they would be among the first companies to test an application that allows pre-travel verification of coronavirus tests and vaccinations.

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of the city-state’s economy

Biden team: US will not lift Covid travel bans

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Biden team: US will not lift Covid travel bans

US President-elect Joe Biden's spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump's announcement that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted.

Fauci: Biden's 100 million vaccinations in 100 days feasible

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Fauci: Biden's 100 million vaccinations in 100 days feasible

Joe Biden's goal of seeing 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine injected within his first 100 days in office is "absolutely" achievable, top ...

Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

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Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got jabbed as the country began rolling out China's Sinovac's vaccine.

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Jordan's King Abdullah gets Covid-19 jab

Jordan's King Abdullah and some of his family members have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus

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WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

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Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

Lebanon's minister of public health has been admitted to hospital, just over a week after he was allegedly pictured at a large social gathering.

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Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca received the first shot of CoronaVac live on television

WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

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WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in the Chinese province of Wuhan

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, ...

Cuba to test Covid vaccine in hard-hit Iran

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Cuba to test Covid vaccine in hard-hit Iran

Iran is due to test Covid-19 vaccines developed by Cuba, authorities announced, after an agreement was signed by state-run Finlay Vaccine ...

The teachers were right all along

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a ...

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

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Iran's Khamenei bans Covid-19 vaccines from US, Britain

Khamenei has decided to ban Iran from using the coronavirus vaccines developed by the United States and Britain.

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UAE starts Phase III of Russia's Sputnik Covid-19 trials

The UAE is embarking on the third phase of its Covid-19 vaccine trials for the Russian Sputnik vacccine.

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Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of the town of ...

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

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Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

US officials on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that the national Covid-19 death toll of 350,000 has been exaggerated, but defended the ...

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dead from Coronavirus-19

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Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dead from Coronavirus-19

The Republican congressman-elect died from coronavirus-related complications.

Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

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Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

Iran has not elaborated on its regulatory approval process or plans for more advanced trials.

WHO warns of worse pandemics ahead

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WHO warns of worse pandemics ahead

The WHO has warned that worse pandemics could lie ahead following coronavirus, saying that the world should make serious preparations.

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