MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 06th March, 2021) The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world topped 2.574 million, over 115.8 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 Friday, the number of cases globally is 115,895,976, including 2,574,873 fatalities.
The European Union stands to benefit from its authorization of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Italian Ambassador in Moscow Pasquale Terracciano told Sputnik after the bloc launched a review of the trailblazer vaccine.
Finland may obtain the manufacturing technology of Russia's coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, but does not have the corresponding industrial production capacities, Hanna Nohynek, chief physician at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), told Sputnik.
Italy's Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI) has discussed scientific cooperation in development and use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine with the Gamaleya Epidemiology and Microbiology Center, the coronavirus response center of the country's Lazio province said.
EU member states should refrain from conducting parallel negotiations for the supply of coronavirus vaccines with manufacturers who have centralized procurement contracts on behalf of the European Commission, but can independently conclude purchase contracts with other vaccine developers, including Russian and Chinese producers, European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer said.
Moldova became the first European country to receive coronavirus vaccine doses free of charge through the international COVAX facility launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), President Maia Sandu said.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex ordered that the national vaccination campaign must be accelerated amid the ongoing growth of the pandemic in the country, which has put three more of its departments on the list of areas under "enhanced surveillance."
Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza said during a meeting with regional authorities that the Italian government has requested extending the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to cover people over 65 years old, the Ansa news agency reported on Friday, citing sources.
The European Union should push for suspending intellectual property rules for coronavirus vaccines to ramp up domestic production as manufacturers persist in delivery delays in disregard of contracts, Laura Ferrara, a European Parliament member from Italy's Five Star Movement party, told Sputnik.
More than 62 million Americans, including 55 percent of all seniors age 65 and above, have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine, White House COVID-19 Task Force leader Jeff Zients said.
A skin rash appearing around the injection site four to 11 days after the administration of the first dose could be a potential delayed reaction to the Moderna vaccine, a team of US doctors reported.
Canada's health regulatory agency announced on Friday that it has approved the coronavirus vaccine produced by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
The COVAX Facility, the global COVID-19 vaccine distribution initiative, has delivered more than 20 million vaccine doses to a total of 20 countries, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
About 25 percent of Polish citizens have antibodies against the coronavirus disease, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said.
A pause in the recent decline in new coronavirus cases following the worse spike of the year-old pandemic leaves the United States in danger of yet another surge, possibly with deadlier mutations , National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that the obligatory self-isolation for people aged 65 and over, and those suffering from chronic health conditions would be lifted on March 8 in light of the decreasing coronavirus incidence.
Kuwait has introduced a nationwide night curfew for a period of one month starting Sunday and extended an entry ban for non-citizens until further notice, as the number of COVID-19 infections soared again recently, official news agency KUNA reported.
China will actively promote international cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and support the World Health Organization (WHO) in the equitable distribution of vaccines, a government report on the social and economic development plan for 2021 said.
An expert team from the World Health Organization (WHO) that conducted a recent visit to the Chinese city of Wuhan to research the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is planning to release its summary and final reports in the week beginning March 14-15, Peter Ben Embarek, the mission's lead investigator, said.