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Bahrain announced on Friday that it had approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, becoming the second country after Britain to green-light the drug.
"The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will add a further important layer to the kingdom's national COVID-19 response," said Mariam Al Jalahma, CEO of the National Health Regulatory Authority, according to a statement carried by the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Britain on Wednesday said it approved the COVID-19 vaccine for general use, with plans to start rolling it out next week.
In November, Bahrain approved the use of China's Sinopharm vaccine on frontline healthcare workers. Bahrain has so far recorded more than 87,000 novel coronavirus cases, including 341 deaths.
"This authorisation is a goal we have been working toward since we first declared that science will win," said Lindsey Dietschi, Pfizer representative in the Gulf, according to BNA.
"The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)... has approved the registration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia," it said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.
The companies have sold the vast majority of their doses to rich countries, leaving low-income nations in the lurch, said the People's Vaccine Alliance (PVA), a coalition campaigning for wider access to COVID vaccines...
European Medicines Agency director Emer Cooke said the watchdog could not definitively rule out a link between blood clot incidents and the vaccine in its investigation into 30 cases of a rare blood clotting condition.
The Ministry of Railways published a video clip captured by the surveillance cameras installed on platforms, showing the woman trying to get on and catch the train with her son.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Wednesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
Rayan donated one of his kidneys to his father in a surgery performed in King Faisal Specialist Hospital, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, after which the father returned to his hometown Najran, in good health, according to Saudi local media.
The incident was first reported by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, a charity dedicated to preserving wildlife and natural areas in the region, said that these animals "travel from deeper coastal waters to shallower sea areas each summer, following their life cycle.