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Botswana pays equivalent of $15 a dose for Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's health minister said on Friday that the government was paying the equivalent of $15 a dose for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech and almost $29 a dose for U.S. company Moderna's shot.
UPDATE 1-Rights groups, family sound alarm over prominent Bahraini hunger striker
DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) - A prominent imprisoned Bahraini opposition figure has lost 10 kg during the first three weeks of a hunger strike, a family member said on Friday, as rights groups called for his release and the return of a confiscated manuscript he had written.
UPDATE 2-COVID vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time - UK advisers say
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's advisory group.
UPDATE 1-Pelosi wants extension of eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - With a U.S. government moratorium on residential evictions that has been in place for 11 months set to expire on Saturday, lawmakers and the White House pointed at each other on Friday to take action.
'War has changed', CDC says, as Delta variant infectious as chickenpox
(Reuters) -The "war has changed" against COVID-19 because the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox, can be passed on by vaccinated people and may cause more serious disease than earlier strains, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
WRAPUP 2-'War has changed', CDC says, as Delta variant infectious as chickenpox
July 30 (Reuters) - The "war has changed" against COVID-19 because the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox, can be passed on by vaccinated people and may cause more serious disease than earlier strains, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
UPDATE 2-FTSE 100 falls as miners weigh, British Airways owner slides
July 30 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 ended lower on Friday, weighed down by miners over concerns that rising coronavirus infections globally could derail economic growth, while British Airways-owner IAG dropped after saying it was cautious on recovery prospects.
Lebanon restricts cafes, beaches to the vaccinated or COVID tested
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon is to limit entry to restaurants, cafes, pubs and beaches to people holding COVID-19 vaccine certificates or those who have taken antibodies tests, the tourism ministry said on Friday.
US authorities probing Emergent BioSolutions over COVID-19 vaccine issues - filing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Drug manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions Inc said on Friday it has received inquiries and subpoenas from a swathe of U.S. authorities related to its abilities to manufacture COVID-19 bulk drug substance.
Canada says vaccinations, cautious reopening can limit fourth COVID surge
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada must vaccinate as many people as possible and cautiously relax public health measures as COVID-19 case numbers creep higher at the start of what could be a fourth wave, the country's top health official said on Friday.
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