WHO to consider two Chinese COVID-19 vaccines next week

Reuters | Geneva | Updated: 22-01-2021 23:49 IST | Created: 22-01-2021 23:45 IST
WHO to consider two Chinese COVID-19 vaccines next week
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

The World Health Organization will begin considering China's two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency approval next week, WHO Assistant Director-General Mariangela Simao said on Friday.

China is promoting two vaccines, made by Sinopharm and Sinovac, and has signed deals to export millions of doses of both of them. Simao said the WHO was also looking into providing emergency approval for AstraZeneca's vaccine from manufacturing sites in South Korea and India.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why unequal access to coronavirus vaccines is a threat to us all

... ...

India’s love affair with fossil fuels: the path to sustainable development?

... ...

Videos

Latest News

WHO-backed policy brief calls for action to address ‘long COVID’

The document summarizes what is known so far about long COVID and how countries are addressing the condition, whose troubling symptoms include severe fatigue and increased damage to the heart, lungs and brain. The policy briefwas publishe...

Biden talks to Saudi king, stresses human rights and rule of law -White House

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with Saudi Arabias King Salman on Thursday, stressing the importance of human rights and vowing to make the relationship between the two countries stronger and more transparent, the White House said.Biden affi...

INSIGHT-Boeing, hit with $6.6m FAA fine, faces much bigger 787 repair bill -sources

Boeing Co will pay 6.6 million to U.S. regulators as part of a settlement over quality and safety-oversight lapses going back years, a setback that comes as Boeing wrestles with repairs to flawed 787 Dreamliner jets that could dwarf the cos...

A record 5.6% of Americans identify as LGBT+, Gallup poll finds

Corrects description of Pete Buttigieg in fourth para By Matthew Lavietes and Hugo GreenhalghNEW YORK, Feb 24 Thomson Reuters Foundation - A record 5.6 of Americans - or 18 million people - are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, a Gallu...

Give Feedback