Indonesia reports 1,519 new coronavirus infections, 43 deaths

Temperature readings are taken for people attending Eid al-Adha prayers in Jakarta during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indonesia, July 31, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 02 August 2020

Indonesia reports 1,519 new coronavirus infections, 43 deaths

  • Data showed 43 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the toll to 5,236

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported 1,519 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 111,455, data from the country’s COVID-19 task force showed.
The data also showed 43 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the toll to 5,236.


Japan in deal to purchase AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

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Japan in deal to purchase AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

  • Japan announced a deal last week to buy 120 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer and BioNTech

TOKYO: Japan has agreed to acquire 120 million doses of AstraZeneca’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine if it is successfully developed, the health minister said on Friday.
The agreement comes after Japan announced a deal last week to buy 120 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech.