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Hong Kong Suspends its Order of AstraZeneca Jabs

Hong Kong on Friday confirmed it has requested AstraZeneca suspend delivery of its Covid-19 vaccine amid fears of severe side effects and concerns over its efficacy against new variants of the coronavirus.

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Army Vaccination Campaign Begins across Lebanon

A Covid-19 vaccination campaign for army personnel kicked off Thursday morning at 21 centers belonging to the Military Healthcare across Lebanon.

The vaccination process will take place according to “the schedule of priorities that has been devised by the committee overseeing the anti-virus vaccination campaign,” an army statement said.

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EMA Confirms Clots as 'Very Rare' AstraZeneca Side Effect

The EU's drug regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a "very rare" side effect of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine but that the jab's benefits continue to outweigh the risks.

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UK Reports 79 Blood Clots, 19 Deaths from 20M AZ Vaccine Doses

There have been 79 cases of rare blood clots, resulting in 19 deaths, in people receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine in Britain, the country's medicines regulator said Wednesday.

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WHO Says AstraZeneca Jab Risk-Benefit 'Still Largely Positive'

The risk-benefit balance for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is "still largely positive," the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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Saudi to Allow Only 'Immunized' Pilgrims to Mecca

Saudi authorities said Monday only people immunized against Covid-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadan, the holy fasting month for Muslims.

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Greece Reopens Shops despite High Infection Rate

Greece on Monday relaxed a nationwide lockdown by opening most retail shops despite a high level of Covid-19 infections and fatalities.

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Millions Mark Easter under Virus Curbs as Pope Urges Jabs for Poor

Millions of Christians around the world celebrated a second Easter under coronavirus restrictions on Sunday with Pope Francis calling for vaccines to be shared among the poorest nations as Covid-19 surges.

Despite vaccine rollouts gathering pace in many richer countries, dramatic spikes in cases have seen deeply unpopular restrictions enforced from Canada to Europe and South America.

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Seven Deaths in UK among AstraZeneca Jab Recipients after Blood Clots

The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.

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Millions Face Easter under Virus Curbs as U.S. Logs 100 Million Shots

Millions of Christians around the world prepared Saturday to spend another Easter weekend under restrictions because of coronavirus surges, but there was good news from the hard-hit United States, which crossed the milestone of 100 million vaccinations.

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