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SOUTHERN AFRICA

South Africa to host Covid-19 vaccine production facility [Video]

#SouthAfrica will host the continent’s first #Covid-19 #vaccine #production facility, as President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday Africa now understood that doses would “never come” from elsewhere in time to save lives. King’s College London Lecturer’s Sridhar Venkatapuram tells us more.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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SOUTH ASIA

Health workers trying to curb coronavirus numbers shunned by India’s rural communities | The World [Video]

India’s coronavirus crisis is easing as daily case numbers drop below 60,000. But vaccine hesitancy is causing headaches for officials, who are working rapidly to avoid a potential third wave. In rural communities, health workers are being shunned, leaving many communities vulnerable to future outbreaks. Tyson Whelan reports.Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVEABC News provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad, including the latest coronavirus pandemic updates. It’s news when you want it, from Australia’s most trusted news organisation.For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZYWatch more ABC News content ad-free on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2Like ABC News on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.auFollow ABC News on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_auFollow ABC News on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews#ABCNews #ABCNewsAustralia

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SOUTH ASIA

India hits daily Covid-19 vaccination record as free shots opened to all adults [Video]

#India recorded its highest-ever daily #vaccination count on Monday as it opened up free shots to all adults. The progress with inoculations came on International Yoga Day, with Prime Minister Narendra #Modi hailing the practice’s “protective” properties against the #coronavirus.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil kicks off mass COVID vaccination drives on Paqueta Island [Video]

A small Brazilian island off Rio de Janeiro has just started a mass vaccination drive as part of an experiment.Most of the residents of Paqueta Island are expected to be fully inoculated in about two months, everyone over 18 got their first dose on Sunday.Paqueta was chosen as part of a pioneer study on the effects of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being produced in Rio by Brazil’s leading Fiocruz Institute. Researchers say the idea is to measure how effective mass vaccination is in stopping the virus from spreading. Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew reports from Paqueta Island, Brazil.- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/- Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/- Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/#Brazil #vacinaempaqueta #paqueta