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KINSHASA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A meningitis outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's north-eastern Tshopo province has killed 129 of the 267 people who have been infected since the first cases were discovered in June, the health minister said late on Tuesday.
Israel's booster vaccination programme - offering a third shot to over-40s - has begun to show signs of success.
The EU and UK-Swedish drug-maker AstraZeneca have settled a row over a shortfall in coronavirus vaccines that affected the European rollout earlier this year.
Being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 not only cuts the risk of catching it, but also of an infection turning into long Covid, research led by King's College London suggests.
In Fiji, 95 per cent of adults have now received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 45 per cent are fully vaccinated. This is how they got there and why the country's chief health officer Dr James Fong concedes coronavirus is here to stay.
It comes a day after Israel recorded its highest ever daily tally of COVID-19 cases.
A disinformation campaign claiming that the Covid-19 virus originated from an American military base in Maryland has gained popularity in China ahead of the release of a US intelligence report on the virus origins.
A spike in coronavirus infections and a slump in vaccination uptake is holding back Europe's effort to curb the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
Australia has recorded its 1,000th death from the pandemic, as it struggles to contain Delta variant outbreaks.
Most US intelligence agencies believe coronavirus was passed from animals to human, and not linked to a Chinese lab.