Timeline COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, MERS, SARS, Coronavirus
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COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is the name
given to the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome
coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Jan 1, California to date had 2,297,064 cases of coronavirus and
25,987 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 264,986 cases and 2,587 deaths.
Total cases nationwide reached over 20,037,736 with the death toll
2021 Jan 1, London Mayor Sadiq
Khan said the British government has decided to close all primary
schools in London for the next two weeks to counter the rapid spread
of a more infectious variant of the COVID-19 virus.
2021 Jan 1, Chad locked down
its capital N'djamena for the first time since the outbreak of the
coronavirus pandemic and has declared a dusk to dawn curfew due to a
rise in infections.
2021 Jan 1, French officials
said ravers at an underground, curfew-busting New Year’s Eve party
that drew at least 2,500 people in Lieuron, Brittany, attacked the
police sent to shut them down, torching one of their vehicles and
injuring officers with volleys of bottles and stones.
2021 Jan 1, Experts at India's
drugs regulator recommended for emergency use two coronavirus
vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the
other backed by a state-run institute.
2021 Jan 1, Ireland said it had
under-reported coronavirus cases in recent days by thousands more
than previously known as its system came under strain, suggesting
the EU's fastest growing outbreak is worsening even more rapidly
than figures showed.
2021 Jan 1, In Mexico a female
doctor (32) was hospitalized in Nuevo Leone after she experienced
seizures, difficulty breathing and a skin rash upon receiving the
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
2021 Jan 1, The Thai capital of
Bangkok said it will close all schools for two weeks after the New
Year holiday as it tightens measures to control a new wave of the
2021 Jan 2, It was reported
that researchers are scrambling to learn why some coronavirus
patients lose their sense of smell and taste. Some experts fear huge
numbers of people may lose them permanently.
(NY Times, 1/2/21)
2021 Jan 2, California to date
had 2,326,383 cases of coronavirus and 26,366 deaths. The SF Bay
Area had 270,122 cases and 2,634 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 20,396,243 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 2, Mainland China
reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 2, up from 22 cases a day
2021 Jan 2, French police
detained five people in an investigation into an underground New
Year's Eve rave party that drew at least 2,500 people at Lieuron
despite a coronavirus curfew and other restrictions. France has
reported more than 64,000 virus-related deaths.
2021 Jan 2, France recorded
3,466 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, below the
19,348 reported a day earlier. This brought the cumulative total to
2,643,239. The COVID-19 death toll was up by 157 to 64,921.
2021 Jan 2, Italy reported 364
coronavirus-related deaths against 462 the day before,, while the
daily tally of new infections plunged to 11,831 from 22,211, with
far less testing than normal carried out on New Year's day. Italy
has registered 74,985 COVID-19 deaths since its outbreak came to
light on Feb. 21.
2021 Jan 2, South Korea said it
will expand a ban on private gatherings larger than four people to
include the whole country, and extend unprecedented social
distancing rules in Seoul and neighboring areas until Jan. 17.
2021 Jan 3, California to date
had 2,356,544 cases of coronavirus and 26,547 deaths. The SF Bay
Area had 273,843 cases and 2,635 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 20,439,674 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 3, Australia's New
South Wales state recorded eight new local cases. There are 161
active cases in the state, most of them in the northern beaches of
Sydney, and 13 emanating from liquor store that are not connected to
the beaches cluster. More Australian states and territories are
reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the spreading of the
coronavirus from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria
2021 Jan 3, British PM Boris
Johnson warned that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England
are likely in the coming weeks as the country reels from a new
coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest
2021 Jan 3, Mainland China
reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, up from 24 cases a day earlier. The
total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now
stands at 87,150, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
2021 Jan 3, India's drugs
regulator granted emergency authorization for the AstraZeneca
coronavirus vaccine, but on the condition that Serum Institute
doesn't export the shots to ensure that vulnerable populations in
India are protected. Serum Institute of India has been contracted to
make 1 billion doses of the vaccine for developing nations.
2021 Jan 3, Italy reported 347
coronavirus-related deaths against 364 the day before, while the
daily tally of new infections rose to 14,245 from 11,831.
2021 Jan 3, A South Korean
health official said that a third wave of the novel coronavirus is
being contained, as it reported the lowest number of new infections
in nearly four weeks with the help of tougher restrictions during
the New Year holiday season.
2021 Jan 3, It was reported
that Swiss regulators have allowed contract manufacturer Lonza Group
to start producing Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at a plant in
2021 Jan 3, Zimbabwe imposed
curbs to slow the spread of the coronavirus as Information Minister
Nick Mangwana warned that the country was being overwhelmed.
(SFC, 1/4/21, p.A4)
2021 Jan 4, California to date
had 2,378,980 cases of coronavirus and 26,637 deaths. The SF Bay
Area had 277,146 cases and 2,637 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 20,805,262 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 4, BioNTech and
partner Pfizer warned that they had no evidence that their jointly
developed vaccine will continue to protect against COVID-19 if the
booster shot is given later than tested in trials.
2021 Jan 4, Australia's New
South Wales (NSW) sate reported zero local coronavirus cases for the
first time in nearly three weeks, as Sydney battled multiple
outbreaks and authorities urged tens of thousands of people to get
2021 Jan 4, Britain ramped up
its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using
the shot developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca.
2021 Jan 4, UK scientists
expressed concern that COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out in Britain
may not be able to protect against a new variant of the coronavirus
that emerged in South Africa and has spread internationally.
2021 Jan 4, Mainland China
reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, with 14 of the 17 local cases
recorded in Hebei and 16 cases imported from overseas.
2021 Jan 4, Advaccine
Biopharmaceuticals Suzhou Co Ltd said it will manufacture and sell
Pennsylvania-based Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc's COVID-19 vaccine
candidate in China. Inovio's vaccine candidate, INO-4800, is being
tested in two trials, a mid-stage study in China in partnership with
Advaccine and a mid-to-late stage trial in the United States.
2021 Jan 4, Officials in
eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, said they aim to vaccinate
all 1.3 million residents against COVID-19 and will set aside at
least 200 million emalangeni ($14 million) to do so.
2021 Jan 4, Greece started
vaccinating elderly care home residents against COVID-19 in the next
phase of its inoculation campaign begun nine days ago.
2021 Jan 4, It was reported
that millions of mask-wearing pupils in Kenya have returned to
school nine months after they were closed to prevent the spread of
coronavirus. Kenya has reported almost 97,000 cases of Covid-19 and
more than 1,600 deaths since the start of the outbreak in March last
2021 Jan 4, Mexico approved the
Oxford-Astra-Zeneca vaccine for emergency use.
(SFC, 1/6/21, p.A5)
2021 Jan 4, Philippine
President Rodrigo Duterte directed the head of his military detail
to ignore a legislative summons, foiling the Senate's attempt to
probe his guards for inoculating themselves with an unauthorized
2021 Jan 4, Scottish First
Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new lockdown in response to a
highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus. Sturgeon said the
new COVID-19 variant accounts for nearly half of new cases in
Scotland, and is 70% more transmissible.
2021 Jan 4, Singapore said its
police will be able to use data obtained by its coronavirus
contact-tracing technology for criminal investigations, a decision
likely to increase privacy concerns around the system.
2021 Jan 4, Spain's region of
Catalonia announced a tightening of restrictions to tackle an uptick
in COVID-19 infections, banning people from leaving their
municipality, closing gyms and shopping malls, and allowing only
essential shops such as pharmacies to open at the weekend. The new
restrictions in Catalonia, which has Spain's second-highest number
of infections and deaths after Madrid, will start on Jan. 7 and last
until Jan. 17.
2021 Jan 4, Thailand registered
745 new coronavirus cases, with a new death reported in Bangkok,
where a semi-lockdown went into effect. The new infections bring the
total number since last January to 8,439, while the death toll has
climbed to 65.
2021 Jan 5, California to date
had 2,453,115 cases of coronavirus and 27,016 deaths. The SF Bay
Area had 283,057 cases and 2,703 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 21,042,929 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 5, Britain began
its third COVID-19 lockdown with citizens under orders to stay at
home and the government calling for one last major national effort
to stem the virus before mass vaccinations turn the tide. The UK
recorded more than 60,000 COVID-19 cases in daily figures for the
first time as the government struggles to deal with a more
infectious variant of the virus.
2021 Jan 5, China's official
media said the fight to contain the coronavirus in northern Hebei
province has entered "wartime mode." Hebei reported 19 local
infections and 40 asymptomatic cases between Jan. 2 and Jan. 4.
2021 Jan 5, It was reported
that a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Chinese firm Stemirna
Therapeutics has obtained approval to conduct human testing from
China's medical products regulator. Tibet Rhodiola Pharma is jointly
developing the candidate with Stemirna.
2021 Jan 5, President Ivan
Duque said Colombia's food and drug regulator authorized emergency
use of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine.
2021 Jan 5, Denmark imposed new
lockdown measures aimed at curbing the rapid spread of a new
coronavirus variant that is believed to be more transmissible.
Authorities said they expected the new virus variant, first detected
in Britain, to be the dominant one in Denmark by mid-February.
2021 Jan 5, Germany's disease
control center reported 944 more COVID-19 deaths. Chancellor Angela
Merkel said she has agreed with state governors to extend the
country's current lockdown by three weeks until Jan. 31.
(AP, 1/5/21)(SFC, 1/6/21, p.A5)
2021 Jan 5, A senior official
said Italy will invest in local biotech company ReiThera to support
the development of its COVID-19 vaccine, after the government called
results of a Phase 1 trial encouraging. ReiThera is developing the
vaccine with Germany's Leukocare and Belgium's Univercells.
2021 Jan 5, In South Korea the
number of deaths linked to the coronavirus passed 1,000, while an
increasing number of gym owners said they would reopen in protest
against strict social distancing rules.
2021 Jan 5, Thailand confirmed
527 new coronavirus cases, most of them migrant workers who already
were isolated, and the government said it was tightening movements
of people around the country.
2021 Jan 6, California to date
had 2,496,990 cases of coronavirus and 27,519 deaths. The SF Bay
Area had 287,346 cases and 2,772 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 21,279,163 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 6, Brazil's President
Jair Bolsonaro accused syringe makers of pushing up their prices
after the government failed to buy hundreds of millions of syringes
via auction for its COVID-19 vaccination drive, leading it to
requisition surplus supplies.
2021 Jan 6, British PM Boris
Johnson warned parliament that ending England's latest lockdown
would require a "gradual unwrapping" over time, pledging that
schools would be the "very first things to reopen." The UK recorded
more than 1,000 COVID-19 daily deaths for the first time since April
as the government struggles to deal with a new, more infectious
variant of the coronavirus.
2021 Jan 6, Thirteen of the
EU's foreign ministers said in a joint letter to the bloc's
executive saying the EU should send coronavirus vaccines to its
Balkan neighbors and do more to combat the virus in Ukraine.
2021 Jan 6, Irish official data
showed number of patients in hospitals with COVID-19 has exceeded
the peak set during the first wave of infections, ahead of a
government meeting to consider new public health restrictions.
2021 Jan 6, Italy reported 548
coronavirus-related deaths against 649 the day before, while the
daily tally of new infections rose to 20,331 from 15,378.
2021 Jan 6, The Netherlands
began its COVID-19 vaccination program, with nursing home staff and
front-line workers in hospitals first in line for the shot.
2021 Jan 6, It was reported
that Peru passed one million confirmed cases of the coronavirus a
few days ago.
(SFC, 1/6/21, p.A5)
2021 Jan 6, Portugal approved
an extension of a state of emergency as the daily number of COVID-19
cases in the nation of around 10 million people reached a record
high of 10,027, putting increasing pressure on the health system.
2021 Jan 6, Top Serbian
politicians urged greater international acceptance of Russia's
coronavirus vaccine as they joined the front of their country's
queue for shots.
2021 Jan 6, South Korea rolled
out mass testing for 52 prisons in the country after a massive
prison outbreak and decided to extend flight suspensions from
Britain for two weeks as part of efforts to prevent the spread of
2021 Jan 6, Some Ukrainian
media outlets reported that a clinic in Kyiv had begun inoculating
people, probably with the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech,
at a charge of up to 3,000 euros ($3,683) per dose. Ukraine has yet
to approve any of the newly developed vaccines.
2021 Jan 7, Arizona reported
nearly 300 coronavirus deaths, a pandemic high, and nearly 10,000
(SFC, 1/7/21, p.A7)
2021 Jan 7, California to date
had 2,534,673 cases of coronavirus and 28,079 deaths. The SF Bay
Area had 291,865 cases and 2,831 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 21,543,310 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 7, Study results
showed that treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with Roche's
Actemra or Sanofi's Kevzara arthritis drugs significantly improves
survival rates and reduces the amount of time patients need
2021 Jan 7, Argentina said it
would restrict the movement of people in the country during night
hours, in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic
during the Southern Hemisphere summer vacation season.
2021 Jan 7, The Himalayan
kingdom of Bhutan reported its first COVID-19 death some 10 months
after initially detecting the virus and managing to keep the disease
under control by largely sealing off the tourism-dependent country.
2021 Jan 7, It was reported
that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech was 78%
effective in a late-stage Brazilian trial and entirely prevented
severe cases, boosting Chinese efforts to catch up with Western
2021 Jan 7, It was reported
that Cuba is partnering with Iran to produce a COVID-19 vaccine
developed by scientists on the island, the latest example of how the
two US-sanctioned nations are building closer ties.
(Miami Herald, 1/7/21)
2021 Jan 7, The Czech Republic
has registered 794,740 confirmed cases and 12,621 deaths. November
was the deadliest month with 4,937 deceased. All three cremation
chambers were working round the clock, while storage capacity for
caskets has been repeatedly boosted.
2021 Jan 7, German company
CureVac, that is in the advanced stages of producing a vaccine
against COVID-19, said it is linking up with pharmaceutical giant
Bayer to help develop and distribute the product. CureVac said last
month that it expects first results by the end of March from its
phase 3 clinical study of the mRNA-based vaccine candidate called
2021 Jan 7, Israel's government
prepared for a two-week shutdown as the country’s infection rate
2021 Jan 7, Lebanon began a
25-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus as
infections hit a record high in the tiny Mediterranean nation and
patients overwhelmed the health care sector.
2021 Jan 7, Malaysia reported
its biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases as the government
considered imposing restrictions in some areas, while businesses
warned that another nationwide lockdown would further batter the
2021 Jan 7, South Africa said
it will vaccinate 40 million people, or two-thirds of its
population, against COVID-19 in order to achieve herd immunity, as a
mutant variant drove daily new cases above 21,000 for the first
2021 Jan 7, Sweden registered
12,536 new coronavirus cases since Jan. 5. The country registered
277 new deaths, taking the total to 9,262.
2021 Jan 8, California to date
had 2,574,314 cases of coronavirus and 28,565 deaths. The SF Bay
Area had 296,976 cases and 2,916 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 21,846,815 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 8, The Brazilian
production partner for a coronavirus vaccine developed by China's
Sinovac Biotech filed for emergency use authorization with health
regulator Anvisa, the day after announcing results from a late-stage
2021 Jan 8, Brazilian
researchers said they have identified the concerning new coronavirus
variant first discovered in South Africa in a woman who contracted
COVID-19 for the second time, and said it was the first such case
reported in the world.
2021 Jan 8, Britain reported
1,325 new deaths from COVID-19, its highest daily figure since the
outbreak of the pandemic, with another 68,053 additional cases. The
official death toll stood at 79,833, the highest in Europe.
Britain's medical regulator approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for
use. The health ministry said that it had agreed to purchase an
additional 10 million doses as it eyed a spring rollout of the shot.
(Reuters, 1/8/21)(SFC, 1/9/21, p.A6)
2021 Jan 8, China's National
Health Commission reported 33 new COVID-19 cases for the mainland,
down from 53 reported a day earlier. The authority said 14 of the 17
locally transmitted infections were in Hebei province.
2021 Jan 8, The European
Union's drug agency approved doctors drawing one more dose from each
vial of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech, in a move
that — combined with the purchase of 300 million extra shots of the
serum — could speed up the pace of vaccinations in the 27-nation
2021 Jan 8, European Commission
Ursula von der Leyen said EU countries are not allowed to negotiate
separate vaccine deals with pharmaceutical companies in parallel to
the efforts of the European Union as a whole.
2021 Jan 8, Germany reported a
record 1,188 daily COVID-19 deaths. Trial organizers at university
hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) said coronavirus vaccine developed
by the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and vaccine maker
IDT Biologika did not prompt the hoped-for immune reaction in
early-stage testing on humans.
2021 Jan 8, Supreme Leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banned Iran from importing of American
Pfizer-BioNTech and Britain’s Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccines, a
reflection of mistrust toward the West.
2021 Jan 8, Italy reported 620
coronavirus-related deaths up from 414 the day before, while the
daily tally of new infections fell to 17,533 from 18,020.
2021 Jan 8, Portugal reported
record increases in the number of COVID-19 infections and the death
toll, a day after the prime minister warned the country may need to
go into a new lockdown next week if contagion continues to surge.
2021 Jan 8, It was reported
that South African scientists are testing whether vaccines will be
less effective against a COVID-19 variant, known as 501Y.V2, first
detected locally and hope for initial results within two weeks.
2021 Jan 8, The United Nations
said it fears “massive community transmission” of COVID-19 in
Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, fueled by displacement and the
collapse of health services, as humanitarian workers finally begin
to access the region two months after fighting began. A UN report
said fighting is still going on in several parts of the northern
Tigray region and almost 2.3 million people, or nearly half of the
population, need aid.
(AP, 1/8/21)(Reuters, 1/8/21)
2021 Jan 9, California to date
had 2,661,646 cases of coronavirus and 29,241 deaths. The SF Bay
Area had 301,773 cases and 2,991 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 22,129,231 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 9, Australia's health
officials said they are on high alert after cases of highly
transmissible new variants of the coronavirus, discovered in Britain
and South Africa, have made it into the country.
2021 Jan 9, Chinese authorities
halted public transport in a provincial capital near Beijing in an
effort to stamp out a new cluster of coronavirus infections.
Government authorities said China will provide COVID-19 vaccines
free of charge once they become available to the general public.
(AP, 1/9/21)(Reuters, 1/9/21)
2021 Jan 9, Cuba's top
epidemiologist said irresponsible partying over year-end, often with
relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and
he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease.
2021 Jan 9, Italy reported 483
coronavirus-related deaths, down from 620 the day before, while the
daily tally of new infections rose to 19,978 from 17,533. Italy has
registered 78,394 COVID-19 deaths since its outbreak came to light
on Feb. 21.
2021 Jan 9, Osaka and its
surrounding prefectures asked Japan to expand a state of emergency
to the western cities in an effort to contain the latest COVID-19
outbreak. Tokyo's new daily infections kept above 2,000 cases.
2021 Jan 9, The Philippine
government signed a deal to secure the supply of 30 million doses of
the COVID-19 vaccine Covovax from Serum Institute of India (SII).
2021 Jan 10, California to
date had 2,684,516 cases of coronavirus and 29,927 deaths. The SF
Bay Area had 305,334 cases and 3,030 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 22,385,975 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 10, Australia's New
South Wales (NSW) state recorded three new coronavirus cases as a
three-week lockdown for about quarter million of people in Sydney's
northern beaches suburbs eased.
2021 Jan 10, In Canada a curfew
took effect across Quebec province in an effort to curb a surge in
(SFC, 1/11/21, p.A6)
2021 Jan 10, Israel's
coronavirus vaccination campaign, the world's fastest per capita,
shifted to booster shots in a bid to protect the most vulnerable
citizens by next month and ease curbs on the economy.
2021 Jan 10, Italy reported 361
coronavirus-related deaths, down from 483 the day before, while the
daily tally of new infections fell to 18,627 from 19,978.
2021 Jan 10, Zimbabwe recorded
21,477 cases and 507 deaths, up from the slightly more than 10,000
cases and 277 deaths at the beginning of December.
2021 Jan 11, Arizona has
reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases in each of the last
several days. The state's death toll reached 10,147 with a total of
627, 541 infections.
(SFC, 1/12/21, p.A6)
2021 Jan 11, California to
date had 2,692,542 cases of coronavirus and 30,019 deaths. The SF
Bay Area had 311,012 cases and 3,061 deaths. Total cases nationwide
reached over 22,591,369 with the death toll at
2021 Jan 11, Kansas Gov. Laura
Kelly said state prisons, which have been hit hard by the
coronavirus pandemic, will be given priority in the next phase of
(SFC, 1/12/21, p.A6)
2021 Jan 11, It was reported
that Novavax Chief Executive Stanley Erck and three of his top
lieutenants have sold roughly $46 million of company stock since the
start of last year, capitalizing on a near 3,000% rally in Novavax
shares fueled by investors betting on the success of the shot under
development. Novavax has yet to bring a vaccine to market.
2021 Jan 11, REMAP-CAP
investigators said that an international trial testing convalescent
blood plasma on COVID-19 patients with moderate and severe illness
has halted enrolment of severely ill COVID-19 patients requiring
intensive care after it found no benefit.
2021 Jan 11, Indonesia gave
Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine its first emergency use approval
outside China as the world's fourth most populous country launches
nationwide inoculations to stem surging infections and deaths.
2021 Jan 11, It was reported
that Philippine mobile wallet GCash has raised more than $175
million in capital from New York-based private equity fund Bow Wave
2021 Jan 11, President Wavel
Ramkalawan said Seychelles has started vaccinating its population
against COVID-19 with doses from China's Sinopharm vaccine.
2021 Jan 11, South Korea
reported fewer than 500 new coronavirus infections for the first
time since record high daily case numbers over the Christmas holiday
period. Pres. Moon Jae-in said the country will offer free COVID-19
vaccinations to all its people in phases.
(Reuters, 1/11/21)(SFC, 1/12/21, p.A6)
2021 Jan 11, Zimbabwe banned
families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as
part of new measures stop traditional funeral rites that are
believed to be increasing the spread of the coronavirus.
2021 Jan 12, Within a span of
about 24 hours, three House Democrats have announced they tested
positive for COVID-19, prompting concern that last week’s
insurrection at the Capitol has also turned into a super-spreader
event threatening the health of lawmakers and their staffs.
2021 Jan 12, General Motors Co
shares jumped to their highest level since the company's
post-bankruptcy IPO in 2010, as the automaker announced its entry
into the growing electric delivery vehicle business.
2021 Jan 12, Local partners in
Brazil said CoronaVac, a coronavirus vaccine developed by China's
Sinovac, showed "general efficacy" of 50.4% in a late-stage trial.
2021 Jan 12, PM Justin Trudeau
said Canada has ordered an additional 20 million doses of Pfizer
Inc's coronavirus vaccine after provinces complained about
2021 Jan 12, India's Bharat
Biotech said it has signed an agreement with a medicine distributor
to supply its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to Brazil, even as the shot's
emergency use approval in its home country has faced criticism.
2021 Jan 12, Italy reported 616
coronavirus-related deaths, up from 448 the day before, while the
daily tally of new infections rose to 14,242 from 12,532.
2021 Jan 12, Switzerland
approved Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the second shot
after Pfizer and BioNTech's to be approved in the country and
clearing the way to get up to 1.5 million doses from the firms
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