Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Variant sweeps Hungary to world-high weekly COVID death rate

Hungary had the world's highest COVID-19 death rate compared to population over the last week, according to AFP data on Thursday, as hospitals face unprecedented pressure from surging cases of a virus variant.


Vietnam approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Vietnam has approved Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, its health ministry said Tuesday, two weeks after the Southeast Asian country kicked off its inoculation campaign.

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