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Adults are more likely to report mild and moderate side-effects after mixing doses of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer Covid vaccines, a study indicates.
The World Health Organisation has welcomed a plateau in the global number of coronavirus cases and deaths. It comes as a number of countries further ease restrictions.
Nurse Jeanne Dusungu is vaccinating anyone who turns up to the white Unicef tent in the grounds of North Kivu provincial hospital in Goma against Covid-19 - but very few are locals.
On Saturday morning, Dr Akshay Nair, a Mumbai-based eye surgeon, was waiting to operate on a 25-year-old woman who had recovered from a bout of Covid-19 three weeks ago.
The US has thrown its support behind an initiative at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.
Canada has authorised the use of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15.
Mountaineers and authorities at Everest base camp in Nepal have told the BBC they are seeing rising numbers of climbers with Covid-19 symptoms and rising numbers of positive tests, raising fears of a serious outbreak.
Hospitalisations and deaths have reached record highs as India's health system struggles to contain the country's soaring infection rate.
A single dose of a coronavirus vaccine can reduce household transmission of the virus by up to half, a study shows.
Those given a first dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines - and who became infected three weeks later - were between 38% and 49% less likely to pass the virus on than unvaccinated people, PHE found.
The streets were crowded, the shopping centres busy and the traffic heavy.
Some flocked to the main bus terminal to get out of Istanbul, while others tried to stockpile alcohol amid news of a "booze ban".
This was the mood in the hours before Turkey went into its first full pandemic lockdown, to curb a surge in infections and deaths.