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

Japan is bracing for a looming second wave of coronavirus infections. (AP)
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Updated 07 August 2020

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.


Russia’s new COVID cases above 6,000 for second day in a row

Updated 20 September 2020

Russia’s new COVID cases above 6,000 for second day in a row

  • The country’s coronavirus crisis center said 79 people had died of the disease in the last 24 hours

MOSCOW: Russia reported 6,148 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the second straight day when the daily number of cases exceeded 6,000, taking the national tally of infections to 1,103,399.
The country’s coronavirus crisis center said 79 people had died of the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the Russian death toll to 19,418.