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Coronavirus vaccines: why Hong Kong will find it tough to secure supplies for Covid-19 booster shots

Coronavirus vaccines: why Hong Kong will find it tough to secure supplies for Covid-19...

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Hong Kong could find it difficult to secure extra doses of Covid-19 vaccines for a booster shot for residents because of its existing...
New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid coronavirus pandemic

New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid coronavirus pandemic

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A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care.New York’s notorious...
Confusion over e-voucher registration, missed SMS messages show Hong Kong’s elderly need more help: lawmakers

Confusion over e-voucher registration, missed SMS messages show Hong Kong’s elderly need more help:...

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More than 100 Hongkongers, mostly elderly residents who have yet to receive their digital consumption vouchers queued outside a government office in Mong...
Phishing emails, love scams among surging Hong Kong cybercrimes with more online users amid Covid-19 pandemic

Phishing emails, love scams among surging Hong Kong cybercrimes with more online users amid...

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Cybercrimes in Hong Kong surged in the first half of this year, as the Covid-19 pandemic kept people online and vulnerable to scammers.There...
Thousands join convoy protests in Bangkok to demand resignation of Thai prime minister

Thousands join convoy protests in Bangkok to demand resignation of Thai prime minister

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Thousands of protesters in cars and on bikes massed in Bangkok’s central shopping district on Sunday, one of several mobile rallies across Thailand...
Coronavirus Hong Kong: experts call for stepped-up testing for high-risk individuals amid Delta’s spread; city confirms 4 new cases

Coronavirus Hong Kong: experts call for stepped-up testing for high-risk individuals amid Delta’s spread;...

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Unvaccinated Hong Kong residents at higher risk of coronavirus-related complications should undergo testing every week as an added precaution against the more contagious...
Coronavirus: China’s Sinovac investing US$60 million in Chile vaccine facility

Coronavirus: China’s Sinovac investing US$60 million in Chile vaccine facility

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Chinese pharmaceutical Sinovac Biotech on Wednesday said it will build a fill-and-finish vaccine plant in Chile with an investment of US$60 million, consolidating...
Coronavirus: Nanjing cluster jumps to highest daily infections in China

Coronavirus: Nanjing cluster jumps to highest daily infections in China

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Nanjing in Jiangsu province has rapidly jumped over the past week, with daily infections reaching the highest...
Lengthy wait times as more than 2 million Hongkongers jump online to sign up for HK$5,000 vouchers

Lengthy wait times as more than 2 million Hongkongers jump online to sign up...

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Nearly 2.4 million Hongkongers, or about one-third of qualified residents, had signed up for the government’s HK$5,000 (US$644) consumption voucher scheme by 8am...
Coronavirus: Sydney may face more curbs as Delta variant cases rise

Coronavirus: Sydney may face more curbs as Delta variant cases rise

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Australia’s New South Wales state reported 29 locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Saturday, with the authorities signalling more restrictions may be imposed on...
Coronavirus: Brazil’s death toll tops 500,000; Russia reports surge in infections; and Afghanistan needs oxygen

Coronavirus: Brazil’s death toll tops 500,000; Russia reports surge in infections; and Afghanistan needs...

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Brazil said on Saturday that more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from Covid-19 since the start of...
White House ‘is considering setting up talks between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping’

White House ‘is considering setting up talks between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping’

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The White House will consider arranging talks between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar...
Coronavirus: Taiwan outbreak appears to stabilise after 13,000 cases and 452 deaths, says minister

Coronavirus: Taiwan outbreak appears to stabilise after 13,000 cases and 452 deaths, says minister

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Taiwan’s recent Covid-19 outbreak has appeared to stabilise as the number of new infections dropped below 300 cases in the past week.On Monday,...
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro fined for maskless motorcycle rally in Sao Paulo

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro fined for maskless motorcycle rally in Sao Paulo

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was fined US$100 on Saturday for violating Covid-19 containment measures in Sao Paulo state by failing to wear a...
Argentine farmer groups threaten to deepen protests over beef export ban

Argentine farmer groups threaten to deepen protests over beef export ban

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Argentine rural producers threatened on Saturday to ramp up protest measures if the government did not back down on a meat export ban,...
US urges WHO to carry out second phase of coronavirus origin study in China

US urges WHO to carry out second phase of coronavirus origin study in China

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The United States called on Thursday for the World Health Organization to carry out a second phase of its investigation into the origins...
Rich nations, drug makers promise to close yawning coronavirus vaccine gaps

Rich nations, drug makers promise to close yawning coronavirus vaccine gaps

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Rich nation leaders and big drug makers promised on Friday to do more to bridge the startling divide in fighting Covid-19, with an...
Coronavirus: Honduras turns to China as rich nations hoard vaccines

Coronavirus: Honduras turns to China as rich nations hoard vaccines

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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Tuesday the Central American nation, a long-standing diplomatic ally of Taiwan, could open a commercial office...
Italian woman got 6 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine by mistake

Italian woman got 6 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine by mistake

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A 23-year-old Italian woman received six doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Sunday, after a nurse at a hospital in Tuscany accidentally injected...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents told to evacuate over variant strain call for home quarantine in petitions signed by over 3,000

Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents told to evacuate over variant strain call for home quarantine...

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More than 3,000 people have signed petitions urging the Hong Kong government to allow residents of two housing blocks where a mutated coronavirus...