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Panama detects first case of South Africa COVID-19 variant – health ministry

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Reuters Health - Panama has registered its first case of a COVID-19 variant matching a strain of the virus detected in South Africa, the Central American country’s...

  • Panama has registered its first case of a COVID-19 variant matching a strain of the virus detected in South Africa, the Central American country's health ministry said on Friday.​ https://t.co/yCAlHvMN0D

Hong Kong locks down thousands for compulsory COVID-19 testing

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Reuters Health - Hong Kong’s government locked down an area of Kowloon peninsula on Saturday after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, saying 10,000 residents must stay...

  • Hong Kong's government locked down an area of Kowloon peninsula on Saturday after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, saying 10,000 residents must stay home until they have been tested and the results largely determined.​ https://t.co/b5NQVAzQRT

More than 150 National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive for coronavirus

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Reuters Health - Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden’s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus,...

  • Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden's inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus https://t.co/lbH62x7Nm3

Mexico reports 21,007 new coronavirus cases, 1,440 more deaths

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Reuters Health - Mexico’s Health Ministry on Friday reported 21,007 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 1,440 additional fatalities, bringing the country’s total to 1,732,290 cases...

  • Mexico's Health Ministry on Friday reported 21,007 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 1,440 additional fatalities, bringing the country's total to 1,732,290 cases and 147,614 deaths.​ https://t.co/EXpysljNbC

Three cases linked to Australia Open carry highly virulent COVID-19 variant

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Reuters Health - Three people in hotel quarantine associated with the Australian Open tennis tournament have tested positive for the highly transmissible coronavirus variant linked to the...

  • Three people in hotel quarantine associated with the Australian Open tennis tournament have tested positive for the highly transmissible coronavirus variant linked to the United Kingdom, officials said on Saturday.​ https://t.co/RD4Ns227iT

Israel includes teens in vaccination drive, eyeing exams

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Reuters Health - Israel expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday to include 16- to 18-year-olds in what the government described as an effort to enable their...

  • Israel expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday to include 16- to 18-year-olds in what the government described as an effort to enable their attendance at school exams.​ https://t.co/wKz3gi8143

French health body recommends delaying second COVID shot to six weeks after first

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Reuters Health - France’s top health advisory body on Saturday recommended doubling the time between people being given the first and second COVID-19 vaccinations to six weeks...

  • France's top health advisory body on Saturday recommended doubling the time between people being given the first and second COVID-19 vaccinations to six weeks from three in order to increase the number getting inoculated.​ https://t.co/fSm9NOYRz5

Hong Kong locks down thousands for compulsory COVID-19 testing

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Reuters Health - Hong Kong’s government locked down an area of Kowloon peninsula on Saturday after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, saying 10,000 residents must stay...

  • Hong Kong's government locked down an area of Kowloon peninsula on Saturday after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, saying 10,000 residents must stay home until they have been tested and the results largely determined.​ https://t.co/TUUp5WowJ0

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

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Reuters Health - A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer...

Mexico’s death toll from COVID-19 set to pass grim milestone of 150,000

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Reuters Health - Crying outside a Mexico City cemetery, a family embraced the box that contained the ashes of their beloved...