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Saudi Arabia to allow full-capacity attendance at Holy Mosques

Authorities cancel curbs on fully vaccinated people at closed venues, gatherings, transportation, restaurants, cinemas Saudi Arabia will ease Covid-19 curbs from October 17, the interior ministry said on Friday, in response to a sharp drop in daily infections and a considerable development in vaccinations. The government will lift social distancing …

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Saudi Arabia to allow full-capacity attendance at Holy Mosques

Authorities cancel curbs on fully vaccinated people at closed venues, gatherings, transportation, restaurants, cinemas Saudi Arabia will ease Covid-19 curbs from October 17, the interior ministry said on Friday, in response to a sharp drop in daily infections and a considerable development in vaccinations. The government will lift social distancing …

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Fully vaccinated foreign visitors can enter US from Nov 8

WASHINGTON: The United States announced Friday that it will allow entry to foreign travellers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, by both land and air, starting November 8. “This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent,” tweeted White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz in announcing the news. …

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Umar questions UK reasoning for not accepting Chinese vaccines

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Thursday questioned the reasoning behind UK authorities’ decision of not accepting the Chinese anti-Covid vaccines which raised concerns among Pakistanis. The minister took to Twitter to criticise the UK government which he said decided to accept “gora (western) certificates & vaccines …

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Get Sputnik Covid jab, Putin tells Erdogan

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin told Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday he should use Russia’s Sputnik for his next booster jab and boasted of high antibody levels as he hosted the Turkish leader for talks. In a warm exchange after three hours of talks at Putin’s residence in the resort city …

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Pakistan crosses 80 million Covid vaccination mark

Pakistan has achieved another milestone of administering more than 80 million Covid-19 doses. According to official statistics as of Sept 29, over 50 million people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine. The number of fully vaccinated individuals has surpassed 20.7 million mark. National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) …

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Turn the page on Covid-19? Not so fast, say experts

Epidemiologists say unequal vaccine access could lead to emergence of more deadly variants PARIS: With global Covid-19 cases declining and pandemic fatigue on the rise, many countries are easing restrictions put in place to block the spread of the virus. But it’s far too soon to declare victory, say experts, …

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