Category Archives: Coronavirus

Moscow Offers Pensioners $140 to Get Vaccinated

Moscow will pay retirees 10,000 rubles ($140) to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Wednesday in the latest push to stimulate Russia’s stubbornly slow immunization campaign. Moscow residents aged 65 and over will be eligible for a cash handout if they complete the two-dose vaccination schedule with one of Russia’s homemade jabs before the end of the

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European Council confirms decision to recommend opening borders for Ukraine

14.07.21 16:07 – Censor.net EU Recommends opening travel with Ukraine As reported by Censor.NET. The European Council confirms that the ambassadors of the EU member states have decided to recommend including Ukraine in the list of countries for which restrictive measures imposed on travel to the EU due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be lifted. The press service of the European

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COVID-19: Ukraine updates list of red, green zone countries as of March 5

14:25, 05.03.21 – UNIAN Upon returning from a red zone destination, Ukrainians are obliged to self-quarantine using the Dii Vdoma app. Ukraine’s Health Ministry has updated the list of countries in the red and green zones as of March 5, 2021. Compared to the previous week, Bulgaria and Cyprus again have been put on the red zone list, while Argentina,

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Pfizer files paperwork to register COVID-19 vaccine in Ukraine

23:45, 16.02.21 – UNIAN The process is set to be completed within a few days, health minister says. The U.S-based Pfizer has applied for the registration in Ukraine of its vaccine for COVID-19. That’s according to Minister of Health Maksy Stepanov, who spoke at a video conference organized by the American-Ukrainian Business Council. “I was informed that Pfizer had applied for registration

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Ukraine publishes COVID-19 vaccination schedule

03:59, 30.01.21 – UNIAN Chief Medical Officer Viktor Liashko announced the launch of the campaign around February 15. The National Commission for technology-related and environmental safety and emergencies has approved a schedule for vaccination against the coronavirus in Ukraine in 2021. This was announced by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the document proposes

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WHO chief elaborates on COVAX Facility

23:55, 22.01.21 – UNIAN COVAX could begin delivering doses in February. Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the COVAX (the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility), the global pooled procurement mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines, may be launched as early as February. “That’s why today I’m glad to announce that COVAX has signed an agreement

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Russia concealing involvement of defense facility in Sputnik-V vaccine development – media

14:25, 06.01.21 – UNIAN Since Soviet times, this Institute has been developing various kinds of biological weapons. Russia is making efforts to conceal the involvement of the 48th Central Research Institute, which is part of the defense ministry, in the development of the Sputnik V vaccine candidate for COVID-19, Ukrainian media reported. The facility is a biological weapons developer that

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Russia Approves COVID-19 Vaccine For Use By The Elderly

December 26, 2020 09:28 GMT – RFE/RL Russia’s Health Ministry has approved the country’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for use by people over the age of 60. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko made the announcement on December 26, saying that the vaccine has now been approved for everyone over the age of 18. Previously, elderly people, who form a particularly vulnerable

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Ukraine not to suspend flights from Britain over new COVID-19 strain

22:59, 21.12.20 – UNIAN The Minister explained why the authorities had made such a decision. Ukraine will not yet suspend flights from the United Kingdom over reports on cases where a new mutant coronavirus (COVID-19) strain was identified. This was announced by Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii on Facebook on December 21. He explained why the authorities had made such a decision. “We

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Kharkiv Mayor Kernes dies from COVID-19 complications

Hennady Kernes, the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, has died in Berlin where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19, his friend Pavlo Fuks, a Ukrainian businessman, announced on the Telegram messenger on Dec. 17. “Coronavirus caused serious complications to (his) health. Eternal memory to you, my friend,” Fuks wrote on Dec. 17. Kernes was transported to Berlin’s Charite

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Ukraine may receive first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in Feb 2021 – health minister

23:45, 15.12.20 – UNIAN At the moment, Ukraine’s capacities allow storing about a million doses at the required ultra-low temperatures, the minister says. Ukraine may receive the first batch of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus as early as February 2021, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov expects. “We very much hope we will receive the first vaccines in the first quarter

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Hungary gets permission to use Russian Sputnik V vaccine

22:45, 30 November 2020 – 112UA The European Commission said that Hungary has the right to approve the use of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V. The European Commission said that Hungary has the right to approve the use of the Russian vaccine against  coronavirus Sputnik V, but it will not be able to circulate in other EU countries, Kremlin-controlled TASS media reports. In this

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We have a vaccine!

PUBLISHED MON, NOV 9 20206:45 AM EST UPDATED 3 MIN AGO KEY POINTS Dr. Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, hailed the trial results as a “great day for science and humanity.” Pfizer and BioNTech said the case split between vaccinated individuals and those who received a placebo indicated a vaccine efficacy rate of above 90% at seven days

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WHO warns against COVID-19 lockdowns due to economic damage

12 Oct. 2020 – New York Post – Fox News Dr. David Nabarro suggests lockdowns should be a last resort only. The World Health Organization has warned leaders against relying on COVID-19 lockdowns to tackle outbreaks — after previously saying countries should be careful how quickly they reopen. WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro said such restrictive measures should only be treated as a last

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Trump, Melania test positive for coronavirus, president vows to bring quarantine ‘immediately’

John Fritze USA TODAY – 2-10-20 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning development that came hours after he confirmed one of his longest-serving aides with whom he had recently traveled also received a positive test result. The revelation had implications for the president’s health, the administration’s response to the pandemic and also the Nov. 3

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Ukraine shuts borders to foreigners until October to contain COVID-19 spread

Ukraine will close its borders to foreign citizens for a month starting on Aug. 29, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced during a government meeting on Aug. 26. The ban will last until Sep. 28. Foreigners with permanent residency permits and refugees will be exempt from the ban, as will transit passengers who can confirm that they will leave the country in

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