Accompanied by relatives who helped her into Bucharest’s Children’s Palace, Zoea Baltag, born in 1916, welcomed her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Sunday and declared it the only way to combat the pandemic.
Comedian-host Ellen DeGeneres has said that she got to know about her Covid-19 diagnosis when she was getting ready for her show, revealing that everyone around her ran away soon after.
The tally of confirmed infections is 10.96 million, the second highest after the United States, with more than 156,000 deaths. But actual infections could range as high as 300 million, a government serological survey showed this month.
According to the UAE Ministry of Health, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, they in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care.
All 500,000 residents and the people working in the city will be tested even if asymptomatic, under the pilot.
The health minister said there were many positive indicators recorded during the recent period, such as high recovery rates and low infection rates, in addition to not recording deaths for consecutive days.
Since early in the pandemic it has been clear that men, particularly older men, are at a far higher risk of dying from the virus than women of a similar age, but scientists have not yet been able to pinpoint exactly why.
Preliminary projections make the availability of one or several vaccines seem possible by autumn 2020," the Robert Koch Institute said in a statement on its website, citing a global effort to bring immunisations to market.
"Lots of new cases of COVID-19 infections in children are coming in this second wave and the numbers are much, much higher than they were earlier," Dr Krishan Chugh, head of the department of paediatrics at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, said.
The recipient, identified only as a woman, is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation, Kyoto University Hospital said in a statement. It said her husband and son, who donated parts of their lungs, are also in stable condition.