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WHO backs rollout of malaria vaccine for African children

World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to African children. The WHO recommendation is for RTS,S – or Mosquirix – a vaccine developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline . Since 2019, 2.3 million doses of Mosquirix have been administered to infants in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi […]

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Australia won’t welcome foreign tourists until at least 2022

The Australian prime minister recently announced that foreign tourists won’t be welcomed back to Australia until at least next year. He outlined plans for lifting some of the toughest and longest Covid-19 travel restrictions imposed by any democracy on Tuesday. The news comes just days after Morrison announced plans to allow vaccinated citizens and permanent […]

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Australia to ease 18-month international border restrictions next month

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced an 18-month ban on Australians travelling abroad will be lifted from next month. Reopening the international border for citizens and permanent residents will be linked to the establishment of home quarantine in Australia’s eight states and territories. The first phase of the plan will focus on citizens […]

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PM Narendra Modi, President Joe Biden hold first bilateral meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Joe Biden at the White House on Friday in his first bilateral meeting with the US President. Both leaders have discussed a wide range of priority issues, including combating COVID-19, climate change, economic cooperation as well as Afghanistan. President Biden and PM Modi were joined by their senior officials, including […]

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India jumps to 46th position on Global Innovation Index

India has improved its ranking in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 report and currently stands at 46th position, as opposed to last year’s 48th spot. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)’s published latest innovation index report for 2020 on Monday. The report ranked Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Britain and South Korea as the most […]

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Sputnik V production begins in India, 100 million doses to be produced annually

The production of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V has begun in India, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Monday (May 24). The vaccine is being manufactured by Indian biotech firm Panacea Biotec Limited. The first batch of the vaccine will be shipped to Gamaleya, the Moscow institute which developed the vaccine, for quality […]

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