Unfair Vaccine Distribution: NAM Chairman President Aliyev’s Call Is Timely

By R.Ravichandran KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (NNN-Bernama) — As nations around the world race towards securing vaccines, the recent call by Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev as the Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) regarding the unfair distribution of vaccines is not only timely but important to ensure the pandemic is…

Roundup: Iraq Reports Highest Daily COVID-19 Cases As Iran Calls For Avoiding Travelling During New Year Holiday

CAIRO, Mar 4 (NNN-MENA) – The Iraqi health ministry reported yesterday, 5,173 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since the outbreak of the disease in Feb, 2020. Meanwhile, Iran called on its people to refrain from travelling, during the two-week holiday of the Iranian New Year, starting Mar 21,…

Iraq Starts Vaccination Of Health Workers With China-Donated Vaccines

BAGHDAD, Mar 4 (NNN-NINA) – In a health centre of Medical City, Iraq’s largest medical complex, medical staff members gathered, to register for COVID-19 vaccination with the Sinopharm vaccine donated by China. “We are very optimistic about the vaccination programme, and we started the vaccination of some 40 medics in…

India’s COVID-19 Tally Rises To 11,156,923

NEW DELHI, Mar 4 (NNN-PTI) – India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 11,156,923 today, as 17,407 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the federal health ministry. According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 157,435, as 89 COVID-19 patients died…

Maldives Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Vaccine Progress

MALE, Mar 4 (NNN-PSM) – The Maldivian government tightened restrictions, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, despite progress in vaccination. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, earlier this week announced that, all prayer congregations at mosques in the Greater Male Region, must be conducted with social distancing. The ministry also urged…

Mandatory COVID-19 Injection For Hajj Pilgrims To Ensure Their Health – Msian Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (NNN-Bernama) — The announcement by the Saudi government on the mandatory COVID-19 injection for this year’s hajj pilgrims is to ensure their health is in good condition, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri. Dr Zulkifli said the announcement was…

Japanese PM Says Extending COVID-19 Emergency In Tokyo Region Necessary

TOKYO, Mar 4 (NNN-NHK) – Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, said, extending the COVID-19 state of emergency for the greater Tokyo area by about two weeks would be necessary, as infection numbers have not fallen enough for the emergency period to be lifted as scheduled. Following a meeting with health…

India’s COVID-19 Tally Rises To 11,139,516

NEW DELHI, Mar 3 (NNN-PTI) – India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 11,139,516 today, as 14,989 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry. According to the data, the death toll mounted to 157,346 with 98 new deaths. There are still…

Two S. Koreans With Underlying Diseases Die After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines, Probe Underway

SEOUL, Mar 3 (NNN-YONHAP) – Two South Koreans with underlying diseases, died today, after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. A patient, around 50 years old, who had been in a nursing hospital in Goyang, just outside the capital, Seoul, received the first jab of the full two-dose vaccines, developed by…

Bees Identified As Australia’s Most Dangerous Venomous Animals: Study

CANBERRA, Mar 3 (NNN-AGENCIES) – A study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), identified bees as the country’s most dangerous, venomous animals. The study, published by the AIHW’s National Injury Surveillance Unit, today, found that Australians are twice as likely to be hospitalised by a bee or…
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