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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Greater than 109 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 2.4 million folks throughout 196 nations and territories having died and over 66.8 million having recovered from the virus.

Many nations have re-imposed restrictions on motion and social gatherings. In the meantime, some nations are transferring to inoculate residents with lately developed vaccines.

— Jamaica recorded 468 new instances of the virus, bringing the whole variety of instances to 19,773 whereas the loss of life toll remained at 378.

— Minister of Well being and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton has hailed the World Well being Group’s emergency use approval of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as “excellent news” for Jamaica.

— The World Well being Group gave emergency use approval to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines yesterday, permitting distribution to a number of the world’s poorest nations to start.

— Well being care employees on the Ndlovu Care Group in rural northeastern South Africa are eagerly awaiting the primary jabs of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which shall be given out to medical workers beginning this week.

— The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are determining how you can tweak their recipes in opposition to worrisome virus mutations — and regulators need to flu as a blueprint if and when the photographs want an replace.

— America has thus far recorded 486,332 deaths, making it the hardest-hit nation. In the meantime, Brazil has recorded 239,773 deaths, Mexico 174,657, India 155,813, and the UK 117,396.

Learn the total tales right here:

WHO’s approval of AstraZeneca vaccine ‘excellent news’ for Jamaica — Tufton

South Africa’s well being care employees looking forward to first vaccines

WHO offers inexperienced mild to AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs

COVID-19 photographs could be tweaked if variants worsen

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