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HealthMin official Andrei Baciu: Romania selling Ireland 700,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine

Romania will sell Ireland 700,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine, Secretary of State with the Health Ministry Andrei Baciu told AGERPRES on Wednesday, adding that the respective amount of vaccines is not necessary for the domestic vaccine rollout. "Romania has concluded an agreement in principle for the sale of COVID-19 vaccine to Ireland.

Israel Starts with 3rd Booster Dose of Pfizer Vaccine

Israel announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated.

The decision makes Israel, which launched one of the world's most successful vaccination drives earlier this year, the first country to offer a third dose of a Western vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.

Sydney police call for military to enforce lockdown

Police in Australia's largest city have requested military help to enforce a coronavirus lockdown as infections in Sydney reached a new record on July 29. 

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Commissioner Mick Fuller said New South Wales police had asked for 300 Australian Defence Force personnel to be deployed "to boost its operational footprint".

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to become available to people aged 12-17 on August 2

Head of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita said on Tuesday that from August 2, in Romania, 12 to 17-year-olds will be able to be immunised against COVID-19 with the vaccine produced by Moderna, with appointments being available in the vaccination platform starting on August 1.

Melbourne to lift virus lockdown as Delta outbreak contained

Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown will be lifted late on July 27, as authorities signalled a Delta variant outbreak in Australia's second-biggest city had been contained.

Neighbouring South Australia state will also ease stay-at-home rules, but the country's largest city Sydney was facing a likely extension to a lockdown now in its fifth week.

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