Some 348 vials of Sinovac anti-coronavirus vaccine got wasted due to a power interruption in Makilala town early this week, officials confirmed on Friday.
As Myanmar’s national COVID-19 response collapses following a 1 February military coup, one ethnic armed organisation in the country’s north has quietly vaccinated 20,000 people in areas it governs, with support from across the border in China.
Several civil society organizations (CSOs) chided the government on the proposed mega-vaccination center saying it will only deepen vaccine inequality.
Four members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters perished in a gunfight with pursuing soldiers in Datu Paglas town Wednesday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to arrest anyone not wearing a mask properly, including below the nose, as the country battles to contain surging coronavirus infections.