Coronavirus

WHO and global faith leaders call for fair access to Covid vaccines

Global faith leaders and senior health and humanitarian figures are calling on countries to ensure the equitable distribution of Covid vaccines, warning that the world is “at a turning point”.

From India, Brazil and beyond: Pandemic refugees at the border

Standing by the hulking border wall, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watched as a car dropped off passengers at the edge of a road on the Mexican side. “Oh, no,” he muttered.

Romania to ease COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday

Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu said the government made a decision on Friday to gradually ease the country's coronavirus-related restrictions starting from Saturday.

COVID variant B.1.617, first detected in India, is forcing UK to rethink its approach

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain said Friday that vaccination protocols would be changed to swiftly deliver second doses to people over 50 years old to combat the spread of a coronavirus variant first detected in India, a warning sign for countries that are easing restrictions even though their own vaccination campaigns are incomplete.

More than 1.37B coronavirus vaccine jabs administered worldwide

More than 1.37 billion coronavirus vaccine jabs have been given worldwide, according to data gathered by the Our World in Data website.

French president backs lifting of patents on COVID-19 vaccines

A day after the US-backed a decision to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, the French president Thursday came out in full support for the lifting of patents to accelerate global production of vaccine doses to fight the pandemic.

WHO, Germany to open global 'pandemic intelligence' hub

The World Health Organization and Germany Wednesday said they will establish a “Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence” in Berlin.

Coronavirus infection rate over Azerbaijan announced

Coronavirus infection rates over Azerbaijan's capital and regions, have been announced, Baku Tribune reports citing "koronavirusinfo.az" website.

Turkey reports over 24,000 new coronavirus cases

Turkey reported over 24,700 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the Health Ministry said.

India sees record high of over 400,000 daily COVID-19 cases

India’s doctors registered 401,993 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the eighth record high daily case tally since early April, Baku Tribune reports biting TASS.

India registers record 386,452 new COVID-19 cases within past 24 hours

India has registered 386,452 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, the national Ministry of Health said on Friday, Baku Tribune reports citing Sputnik.

Azerbaijan documents 1,392 fresh coronavirus cases, 2,274 recoveries

1,392 more cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, while 2,274 people have been recovered and discharged from the hospital, 29 patients died, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Baku Tribune.

Colombia sees record COVID deaths as cases surge

Colombia has seen a surge in coronavirus cases over the last few days, while deaths from COVID-19 have also reached an all-time high in the past week, with more than 400 people dying each day from the virus.

Azerbaijan documents 806 fresh coronavirus cases, 1224 recoveries, 31 deaths in the last 24 hours

806 more cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, while 1224 people have been recovered and discharged from the hospital, 31 patients died, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Baku Tribune.

Israel examining heart inflammation cases in people who received Pfizer COVID shot

Israel’s Health Ministry said on Sunday it is examining a small number of cases of heart inflammation in people who had received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, though it has not yet drawn any conclusions, Baku Tribune reports quoting Reuters.

Cyprus to return to strict COVID-19 lockdown

As of April 26, Cyprus will reintroduce a strict coronavirus lockdown regime to stem the rapid spread of COVID-19 infections.

Azerbaijan confirms 1,809 new coronavirus cases

1,809 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, while 2,191 patients have been recovered, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Baku Tribune.

Kazakhstan to apply homegrown COVID vaccine next week

Kazakhstan will begin to administer its homegrown coronavirus vaccine to residents next week, according to a statement by its Prime Ministry.

How vaccines are affecting Covid-19 outbreaks globally

Nearly six months after the first Covid-19 vaccines were approved for emergency use, Guardian analysis shows that the vast majority of the world is yet to see a substantial benefit.

European Commission starts talks with US on mutual recognition of COVID-19 certificates

The European Commission has started consultations with the United States on mutual recognition of coronavirus certificates, a commission spokesperson announced on Tuesday, Baku Tribune reports citing Sputnik.

Macron says Sputnik V cannot be used in EU to accelerate vaccination

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he doesn’t think the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines can now be used in the European Union to accelerate vaccination because it has not yet been certified by the European sanitary regulator, Baku Tribune reports citing TASS.

More than 1 million people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan

On April 18, 12, 327 people got vaccinated against coronavirus in Azerbaijan, Baku Tribune reports citing the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers.

Coronavirus cases pass 300, 000 in Azerbaijan

2144 more tested positive for coronavirus, 1923 people recovered and 33 died from COVID-19 in Azerbaijan, Baku Tribune reports citing the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers.

Number of people vaccinated in Azerbaijan so far unveiled

25711 people have been vaccinated against new coronavirus (COVİD-19) infection in Azerbaijan today, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Baku Tribune.

V. Matvienko:

A meeting has been held between Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament Sahiba Gafarova and Chairwoman of Council of Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko in Russia's Sankt Petersburg, Baku Tribune reports.

Coronavirus cases wordwide up 11% in past week

More than 4.5 million novel coronavirus cases were registered worldwide in the past week, which is 11% more than during the previous seven-day period, the World Health Organization (WHO) said a weekly bulletin released in Geneva on Wednesday.

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 567,000 in past day, says WHO

More than 567,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 136.29 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday, Baku Tribune reports citing TASS.

Azerbaijan documents 2,457 fresh coronavirus cases

2,457 more cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, while 2,002 people have been recovered and discharged from the hospital, 34 patients died, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Baku Tribune.