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Germany’s vaccine regulator to approve AstraZeneca to be administered to people over 65, said Health Minister Jens Spahn on Wednesday.
The minister confirmed the efficacy of the vaccine, using data from Britain to back his claim.
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"If we could vaccinate the over-65-year-olds with AstraZeneca, that would really speed things up and protect the most vulnerable more quickly," he said.
The initial German policy that limited AstraZeneca to only those between the age of 18-64 has led to the low take-up of available doses, slowing vaccination efforts.
Daily "Handelsblatt" quoted German Health Minister Jens Spahn and his colleagues from France, Italy and the Netherlands as writing in a letter to the EU Commission it had seen that access to vaccines is "one of the most urgent issues that the European Union has to address at present".
Germany has authorised its first clinical test of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the country's regulatory body said Wednesday, green-lighting trials on human volunteers for an RNA vaccine developed by German firm Biontech and US giant Pfizer.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday announced that the first shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has arrived from India at Dubai Airport.
A British expat based in Dubai, David F. Overall was one of the first to take the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Motorists can now scan the QR Code stickers affixed to parking machines and directional signs across Dubai city to have their parking requests processed. The initiative constitutes a quality addition to other options for the payment of parking fees in the Emirate.
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In addition to the new cases, 1, 854 individuals recovered, three people passed away.
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