MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 03rd March, 2021) The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world topped 2.544 million, over 114.6 million cases of infection were detected, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from Federal and local authorities, media and other sources.
As of 20:30 GMT Tuesday, the number of cases globally is 114,686,486, including 2,544,286 fatalities.
Uzbekistan is considering the option of manufacturing Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday following his meeting with his Uzbek counterpart, Abdulaziz Kamilov.
The Czech State Institute for Drug Control (SUKL), on an order from the government staff, have begun to study Russia's Sputnik V vaccine documentation, the institute's spokeswoman Klara Brunclikova said.
Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes said she was concerned that an EU-wide pass for vaccinated travelers will effectively mandate immunization against COVID-19.
US emergency servicemen have transported by boat a batch of vaccines against the coronavirus from Beattyville City located in the eastern state of Kentucky amid heavy rains and large flooding that threatened the power supply at the city's health department, the CNN broadcaster reported, citing Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) said it was not recommending AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine for Canadians age 65 and older.
The first shipment of 500,000 AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses made at the Serum Institute of India will arrive in Canada on Wednesday, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand said.
China intends to vaccinate against the coronavirus 40 percent of its population by June, Zhong Nanshan, an academician of the Chinese academy of Engineering and the director of the National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, said.
Twitter said it would start applying labels to possibly misleading posts about coronavirus vaccines.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, a lawmaker from India's ruling BJP party, told Sputnik that he would seek a ban on BBC Hindi and BBC India for spreading "false propaganda" on COVID-19 vaccines and other issues.
As the first 4 million coronavirus vaccine doses arrive in Nigeria, much work is ahead to combat disinformation related to the pandemic and convince people of the importance of getting inoculated, Hamzat Lawal, the founder of two Pan-African grassroots movements, told Sputnik.
Johnson & Johnson will provide 500 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the World Health Organization-led COVAX international distribution initiative Dr. Seth Berkley, the chief executive officer of the international vaccine alliance Gavi, said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly recommended refraining from using hydroxychloroquine as a preventative for people who are not infected with COVID-19, according to the latest WHO guidelines.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed the belief that introduction of so-called coronavirus passports in the European Union would violate the principle of voluntary inoculation and also run counter to democratic norms.
Russia will be reopening its borders with other countries gradually, in proportion to the decline in the coronavirus cases, but so far it is impossible to predict when this will happen, Russia's upper chamber speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, said in an interview with Sputnik.
Tehran will take into account the level of vaccination against the coronavirus in other countries when deciding to resume international tourism, the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts told Sputnik.
Belgium intends to lift the ban on optional, including tourist, trips outside of the country, introduced at the year start over the threat of new coronavirus strains' spread, by April 1, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said.
Mandatory weekly testing for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is introduced from March 12 at enterprises and firms in the Czech Republic, Deputy Prime Minister and Industry and Trade Minister Karel Havlicek said.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has expressed concerns about the possibility of the lifting of the state of emergency in the metropolitan region this weekend despite a downward trend in the number of new COVID-19 cases, national media reported.
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno appointed a new health minister after former Ecuadorian Public Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos resigned amid criticism over the process of coronavirus vaccination in the country.
The Canadian economy declined by a record 5.4 percent during a COVID-19-plagued 2020, the state statistics agency said.
US scientists will begin researching multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a rare but deadly outcome of coronavirus infections in children, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said.