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Vaccination Against Coronavirus Begins in Estonia on Sunday - Social Affairs Ministry

Helsinki, Dec 27 (Sputnik) - Estonia will begin the process of vaccinating its population against COVID-19 on Sunday, having received the first batches of coronavirus vaccines, the Ministry of Social Affairs said.
On Saturday, Estonia received the first batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, consisting of 9,750 doses (enough for nearly 5,000 people). The country expects more deliveries in January.
Vaccination will begin on Sunday. According to Estonia’s Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik, medical workers will get vaccinated first. In total, about 30,000 healthcare workers are expected to get shots in the coming days, as well as over 25,000 people working and living in care homes and 260,000 people over 70 and those with chronic health conditions.
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COVID-19 : Global death toll crosses 2 58 million

07 Mar 2021 | 1:55 AM

Washington, Mar 6 (UNI) The global death toll from COVID-19 has topped 2.58 million, while more than116 million cases of the infection have been detected world wide so far, said the US-based Johns Hopkins University on Saturday.

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Trump asks Republicans to stop unauthorized use of his name

07 Mar 2021 | 1:00 AM

Washington, Mar 6 (UNI) Former US President Donald Trump has asked three major Republican groups to stop using his name for fundraising, Politico reported on Saturday.

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Pakistan opposition rejects PM's vote of confidence victory

Pakistan opposition rejects PM's vote of confidence victory

06 Mar 2021 | 10:43 PM

Islamabad, Mar 6 (UNI) JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Saturday said that we the opposition "reject the confidence vote" which was won by Prime Minister Imran Khan during a National Assembly session earlier in the day.

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Biden’s $1 9 trillion COVID aid bill stalls in US Senate

Biden’s $1 9 trillion COVID aid bill stalls in US Senate

06 Mar 2021 | 5:05 PM

Washington, Mar 6 (UNI) The efforts of Democratic Senators to advance President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill stalled as senators jousted over how long to extend enhanced unemployment benefits and how much to offer during the pandemic, reports said here on Saturday.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan survives vote of confidence

Pakistan: Imran Khan survives vote of confidence

06 Mar 2021 | 4:42 PM

Islamabad, Mar 6 (UNI) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan survived a vote of confidence by securing 178 votes – 6 more than required – in the National Assembly here on Saturday.

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