The AstraZeneca vaccine has suffered a number of other setbacks - it was temporarily excluded from South Africa's immunisation campaign because of concern it was less effective towards new virus variants there; and Germany's vaccine commission recommended it only for people aged 18 to 64 years old.
A young woman protester became the first death among anti-coup demonstrators on Friday. The military has blamed protesters for instigating violence. On Sunday, Facebook announced it had deleted the page of the Myanmar military, which is known as the Tatmadaw. Another live broadcast on Facebook showed the wife of actor Lu Min describing to neighbors how her husband was arrested and taken away from their home shortly after midnight.
There were 262 active COVID-19 cases still in their isolation period Friday, up from 258 on Thursday, according to Public Health data. With seven people discharged from hospitals since yesterday, there are now 217 people are in hospital, with 61 of those patients in intensive care units (one more since yesterday).
Mr Navalny said he had no regrets about returning to Russian Federation, that his belief in God helped sustain him, and that "strength was in truth". Navalny said he was an atheist before but has come to believe in God, adding that his faith helped him face his challenges. Asked about the impact of Navalny's prison sentence on Russia's politics, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the country's "rich and multifaceted" political scene will develop regardless of the ...
Ko Aung and the doctor said a second man was shot in the chest and died later of his wound. Among those arrested are railway workers, civil servants and bank staff who have walked off their jobs as part of a civil disobedience campaign aimed at crippling the army's ability to govern.
Professor Adam Finn, from the University of Bristol and a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said "everything's moving in the right direction" when it comes to how jabs are working. Each of the now authorized COVID-19 vaccines requires two doses for maximum effectiveness. Experts have long anxious about the criminal gangs in Mexico attempting to steal, hijack, or counterfeit vaccines or medications during the pandemic.