"I express my respect for the heroic doctor who showed particular courage and spirit of sacrifice in trying to save the patients," Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told local media, in praise echoed by doctors' unions and local media.
The US Food and Drug Administration has not said how long it will take to study the vaccine data, but the government expects to give the green light for the vaccine in the first two weeks of December.
In further relaxation of controls imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus, India’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar on Sunday announced that "the restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 are on the verge of ending."
It comes after months of partisan wrangling and finger-pointing as well as last-minute negotiations that culminated in a deal lawmakers said they hoped to approve on Monday.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved specific funding for the advance purchase of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a statement released by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation on Thursday.
Addressing the media, Prime Minister Imran Khan said: "We have decided that we will not close down businesses and industries. In case of the rise in coronavirus cases, we will close only those things, which do not damage the industries.
His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi has ordered that certain commercial activities that were especially hit by the lockdown and other precautionary measures enacted to curb the spread of COVID-19 will benefit from reduced trade licence renewal fees and full exemption from fines incurred during the lockdown.
The measure provides $400 billion for $1,400 direct payments to most Americans, $350 billion in aid to state and local governments, an expansion of the child tax credit and increased funding for vaccine distribution. Forecasters expect it to supercharge the US economic recovery.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that it conducted 137,606 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
Qureshi told Prince Faisal during a joint news conference that Pakistani workers are facing challenges, you know the travel restrictions and you know the issues of vaccination. Saudi Arabia, which bans direct flights from Pakistan, only approved the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.