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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.

Number of daily cases jump to nearly 25,000, highest since early May

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Turkey jumped to nearly 25,000, government data showed, the highest level in almost three months, as the health minister urged Turkish nationals to get vaccinated against the virus.

The number of new cases hit 24,832 on Aug. 3, up from 22,898 the day before, according to the Health Ministry's figures.

Covid jab daily update: 15,395 people inoculated in past 24 hours

As many as 15,395 people have received the coronavirus jab with either the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson vaccine in the past 24 hours, the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) informs on Tuesday. As many as 11,174 people were given the priming shot and 4,221 received the booster shot.

12,428 people vaccinated against COVID in last 24 hours

A number of 12,428 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson vaccines have been administered in the last 24 hours, of which 8,470 represent the first dose, and 3,958 the second dose, according to a briefing sent on Monday by Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).

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.