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 Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Syringes with the Pfizer vaccine are prepared for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine clinic aimed at youths ages 12 or older at La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S., June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Nov 10 (Reuters) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States has brokered a deal between Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) and the vaccine-sharing program COVAX to facilitate the delivery of its shots to people living in conflict zones.


* Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1592404098 for a case tracker and summary of news


* Russia on Wednesday reported a record 1,239 deaths from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, two days after most of its regions emerged from a week-long workplace shutdown.

* The Czech Republic and Slovakia reported fresh surges in coronavirus infections on Wednesday and again had to start limiting non-urgent hospital care.

* People aged under 30 in Germany should only receive the Biontech/Pfizer (PFE.N) vaccine as it causes fewer heart inflammations in younger people than the Moderna (MRNA.O) shot, an advisory committee said.


* Pfizer (PFE.N) plans to seek Brazilian approval for its vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years, Brazil’s health regulator said. read more

* Latin America’s largest airline, LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN), reported losses of some $692 million in the third quarter, underscoring the indebted company’s battle with pandemic challenges. read more

* Argentine state oil company YPF said its revenues had returned to pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter.

* U.S. civil rights groups are asking the White House to broaden a plan to grant clemency to inmates released to home confinement during the pandemic. read more


* South Korea encouraged citizens to take booster shots as more of the elderly fell ill and reported vaccine breakthrough infections, driving serious and critical cases to a record. read more

* Thailand said it will set aside up to 500,000 doses of vaccines for foreign workers as it prepares to welcome them back to the country to help ease a labour shortage. read more

* Vietnam will by the end of this month have sufficient vaccines to cover its population, a deputy prime minister said, as the country approved India’s Covaxin vaccine for emergency use. . read more

* Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to introduce a travel corridor between them on a gradual basis, starting with key areas like capital cities and the holiday island of Bali.

* Papua New Guinea have withdrawn from the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe after several of their squad tested positive for COVID-19.


* Guinea is set to begin vaccinating children aged 12-17 with a consignment of Pfizer and Moderna (MRNA.O) vaccines on Wednesday, the health ministry said. read more

* Morocco will on Wednesday lift a night curfew it introduced in March 2020, it said following a decline in infections from a summer peak.


* French vaccines company Valneva (VLS.PA) won European Commission approval for a deal to supply up to 60 million doses of its vaccine candidate over two years.

* Merck (MRK.N) and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics said Japan will pay about $1.2 billion for 1.6 million courses of their COVID-19 antiviral pill molnupiravir. read more

* The EU drug regulator expects to decide in about two months on whether to allow the use of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) vaccine in children aged six to 11 years. read more


* U.S. stock futures were pointing to a lower Wall Street open as global stocks edged down on Wednesday ahead of U.S. inflation data, with buoyant oil prices fuelling unease about price pressures. read more

* Pacific Rim trade and foreign ministers pledged to sustain the recovery from the pandemic while pursuing talks to curb subsidies for fisheries and agriculture at a forthcoming World Trade Organization meeting.

* Japan’s prime minister vowed on Wednesday to compile a pandemic-relief stimulus package worth “several tens of trillion yen” by the end of next week that will include cash payouts to some households.Compiled by Sarah Morland; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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This article was originally published by Reuters.

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