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Russia has reported 27,002 new cases, including 5,641 in Moscow, taking the total to 3,105,037 since the pandemic began. Authorities also reported 562 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 55,827.
South Korea will sign a deal with Moderna to offer vaccines for 20 million people, the Yonhap news agency has reported, citing the presidential office.
This comes a day after officials vowed to speed up efforts to launch a public vaccination programme as the country detected its first cases of the virus variant linked to the rapid rise in infections in the UK.Continue reading...