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Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges

In this July 7, 2021, file photo, a normally busy shopping area in Sydney is nearly empty of people. Faced with rapidly rising numbers of new coronavirus infections and growing concern over the proliferation of the highly contagious delta variant, major Asia-Pacific cities implemented new restrictions Friday, July 2021, in …

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‘Route out’ of pandemic: UK gives 1st COVID-19 vaccine doses

Care home worker Pillay Jagambrun, 61, receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in The Vaccination Hub at Croydon University Hospital, south London, on the first day of the largest immunization program in the UK’s history, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. (Dan Charity/Pool via AP) A retired British shop clerk received the first …

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China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak

Passengers wearing protective face masks enter the departure hall of a high speed train station in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday, halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly …

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3 African countries trying out 1st malaria vaccine in babies

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, residents of the Malawi village of Tomali wait to have their young children become test subjects for the world’s first vaccine against malaria. Babies in three African nations are getting the first and only vaccine for malaria in a pilot program. World …

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