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Canada to require people arriving by air to take COVID-19 tests; measure excludes U.S. flights
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-canada/canada-to-ban-travelers-from-nigeria-malawi-egypt-over-omicron-concerns-toronto-star-idUSKBN2IF2AP

Nov 30th, 2021 - OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada, seeking to halt the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, will require people arriving by air from all nations except the United States to take a COVID-19 test, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said on Tuesday. Ottawa is also expanding a ban on travelers from southern Africa to cover three more nations, bringing the total to 10. Canada has identified six people wi...

U.S. CDC urges Americans to avoid travel to Niger, Poland over COVID-19
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-travel/u-s-cdc-urges-americans-to-avoid-travel-to-niger-poland-over-covid-19-idUSL1N2SL2NX

Nov 30th, 2021 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday advised Americans against travel to Niger, Papua New Guinea, Poland, and Trinidad and Tobago, citing COVID-19 concerns. On Saturday, the CDC added seven southern African countries to its “Level 4: Very High” classification after the White House announced new travel restrictions in response to the new Omi...

UPDATE 1-Containers going thru U.S. ports up 26%, Walmart CEO McMillon says
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-supplychain-walmart/update-1-containers-going-thru-u-s-ports-up-26-walmart-ceo-mcmillon-says-idUSL1N2SK24U

Nov 29th, 2021 - (Adds McMillon quote) WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Walmart has seen a 26% increase in shipping containers going thru clogged United States ports over the past four weeks, chief executive Doug McMillon said at the White House on Monday, ahead of a meeting with President Joe Biden on supply chain issues. In Southern California, container movement has jumped 51%, he said. “We are seeing progress...

Containers going thru U.S. ports up 26%, Walmart CEO McMillon says
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-supplychain-walmart/containers-going-thru-u-s-ports-up-26-walmart-ceo-mcmillon-says-idUSW1N2RL007

Nov 29th, 2021 - WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Walmart has seen a 26% increase in shipping containers going thru clogged United States ports over the past four weeks, chief executive Doug McMillon said at the White House Monday, ahead of a meeting with President Joe Biden on supply chain issues. In Southern California, container movement has jumped 51%, he said. (Reporting by Alex Alper, Editing by Nick Ziemin...

BRIEF-EMA Receives Application For Marketing Authorisation For Xevudy In Treating Patients With COVID-19
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-ema-receives-application-for-marke/brief-ema-receives-application-for-marketing-authorisation-for-xevudy-in-treating-patients-with-covid-19-idUSFWN2S90GN

Nov 18th, 2021 - Nov 18 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline PLC: * EMA: EMA RECEIVES APPLICATION FOR MARKETING AUTHORISATION FOR XEVUDY (SOTROVIMAB) FOR TREATING PATIENTS WITH COVID-19: 18/11/2021 * EMA: WILL ASSESS THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF XEVUDY UNDER A REDUCED TIMELINE * EMA: XEVUDY INTENDED FOR TREATMENT OF ADULTS, ADOLESCENTS WITH COVID-19 WHO DO NOT REQUIRE SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN THERAPY, AT INCREASED RISK OF PROGR...

BRIEF-EMA Receives Application For Conditional Marketing Authorisation Of Novavax’S COVID-19 Vaccine, Nuvaxovid
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-ema-receives-application-for-condi/brief-ema-receives-application-for-conditional-marketing-authorisation-of-novavaxs-covid-19-vaccine-nuvaxovid-idUSFWN2S80M4

Nov 17th, 2021 - Nov 17 (Reuters) - European Medicines Agency: * EMA: EMA RECEIVES APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL MARKETING AUTHORISATION OF NOVAVAX’S COVID-19 VACCINE, NUVAXOVID: 17/11/2021 * EMA - STARTED EVALUATING AN APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL MARKETING AUTHORISATION FOR NOVAVAX’S COVID-19 VACCINE, NUVAXOVID (ALSO KNOWN AS NVX-COV2373) * EMA - AN OPINION ON THE MARKETING AUTHORISATION COULD BE ISSUED WITHIN W...

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 556,077,145 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of Nov 16
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-us-cdc-says-delivered-556077145-do/brief-u-s-cdc-says-delivered-556077145-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-as-of-nov-16-idUSL4N2S73YE

Nov 16th, 2021 - Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC: * U.S. CDC SAYS DELIVERED 556,077,145 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 16 VERSUS 553,705,305 DOSES DELIVERED AS OF NOV 15 * U.S. CDC SAYS ADMINISTERED 443,374,199 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 16 VERSUS 442,005,260 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF NOV 15 * U.S. CDC SAYS 227,691,941 INDIVIDUALS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 16 VERSUS ...

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Reports Total Deaths Of 753,564 Due To Coronavirus As Of Yesterday
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-us-cdc-reports-total-deaths-of-753/brief-u-s-cdc-reports-total-deaths-of-753564-due-to-coronavirus-as-of-yesterday-idUSL4N2S04DF

Nov 9th, 2021 - Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC: * U.S. CDC REPORTS TOTAL DEATHS OF 753,564 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AS OF YESTERDAY VERSUS 752,196 IN PREVIOUS REPORT ON NOV 8 * U.S. CDC REPORTS TOTAL NOVEL CORONAVIRUS CASES OF 46,541,113 AS OF YESTERDAY VERSUS 46,405,253 IN PREVIOUS REPORT ON NOV 8

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 536,665,505 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of Nov 9
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-us-cdc-says-delivered-536665505-do/brief-u-s-cdc-says-delivered-536665505-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-as-of-nov-9-idUSL4N2S04D9

Nov 9th, 2021 - Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC: * U.S. CDC SAYS DELIVERED 536,665,505 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 9 VERSUS 534,086,695 DOSES DELIVERED AS OF NOV 8 * U.S. CDC SAYS ADMINISTERED 433,156,393 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 9 VERSUS 432,111,860 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF NOV 8 * U.S. CDC SAYS 194,168,611 INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 AS OF NOV 9 VERSUS 194,001,108 IN...

French health authority advises against Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for under 30s
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-france-moderna/french-health-authority-advises-against-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-for-under-30s-idUSL8N2S02QA

Nov 9th, 2021 - PARIS, Nov 9 (Reuters) - France’s public health authority has recommended people under 30 be given Pfizer’s Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine when available instead of Moderna Inc’s Spikevax jab, which carried comparatively higher risks of heart-related problems. The Haute Autorite de Sante (HAS), which does not have legal power to ban or licence drugs but acts as an advisor to the French health secto...

Private S.Korea firms plan $5.4 bln investment to create vaccine hub
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-southkorea/private-s-korea-firms-plan-5-4-bln-investment-to-create-vaccine-hub-idUSL4N2RT1YL

Nov 2nd, 2021 - SEOUL, Nov 2 (Reuters) - South Korea’s private sector plans to invest 6.3 trillion won ($5.4 billion) in vaccine production and distribution by 2024, as the country seeks to become a global vaccine powerhouse, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Tuesday. South Korea already has deals to produce three coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca here /Oxford University, Novavax, and Russia here...

Shanghai Disneyland suspends entry to cooperate with China's COVID probes
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china-walt-disney/shanghai-disneyland-suspends-entry-to-cooperate-with-chinas-covid-probes-idUSB9N2Q201D

Oct 31st, 2021 - BEIJING, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Shanghai Disneyland said on Sunday that it has temporarily suspended entry to cooperate with COVID-19 investigations linked to other Chinese provinces and cities. Guests currently in the park are required to undergo COVID-19 tests at the exit when they leave, Shanghai Disneyland said on its Chinese social media account. Entry to the nearby Disneytown has also been ha...

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 504,584,715 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of Oct 26
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-us-cdc-says-delivered-504584715-do/brief-u-s-cdc-says-delivered-504584715-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-as-of-oct-26-idUSL4N2RM4AN

Oct 26th, 2021 - Oct 26 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC: * U.S. CDC SAYS DELIVERED 504,584,715 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF OCT 26 * U.S. CDC SAYS ADMINISTERED 415,012,026 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF OCT 26 VERSUS 414,302,192 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF OCT 25 * U.S. CDC SAYS 220,648,845 INDIVIDUALS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF OCT 26 VERSUS 220,519,217 INDIVIDUALS AS OF OCT 25 * U.S. CDC ...

S.Korea approves Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine produced by Samsung Biologics
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-southkorea-moderna/s-korea-approves-modernas-covid-19-vaccine-produced-by-samsung-biologics-idUSL4N2RM0VP

Oct 26th, 2021 - SEOUL, Oct 26 (Reuters) - South Korea granted emergency use approval for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine produced by South Korean drugmaker Samsung BioLogics, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Moderna has agreed to distribute 2.44 million doses of the shots produced by Samsung to South Korea after Samsung’s COVID-19 vaccine facility on Monday obtained Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificati...

Japan's Shionogi to make 1 mln doses of new COVID-19 treatment by early 2022
https://www.reuters.com/article/healthcoronavirus-japan-shionogi/japans-shionogi-to-make-1-mln-doses-of-new-covid-19-treatment-by-early-2022-idUSL4N2QV1GW

Sep 29th, 2021 - TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd said on Wednesday it plans to make at least 1 million doses of a new antiviral treatment for COVID-19 for domestic use by March 2022. The company plans to submit the drug, a protease inhibitor known as S-217622, for regulatory approval in Japan by the end of this year, Chief Executive Isao Teshirogi said at a briefing. Shionogi started Phase ...

BRIEF-Sanofi: rolling reviews of COVID-19 recombinant vaccine to start soon in UK, Canada and Singapore
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-sanofi-rolling-reviews-of-covid-19/brief-sanofi-rolling-reviews-of-covid-19-recombinant-vaccine-to-start-soon-in-uk-canada-and-singapore-idUSP6N2NK01R

Jul 20th, 2021 - July 20 (Reuters) - Sanofi: * SANOFI SAYS ‘ROLLING REVIEWS” OF ITS COVID-19 RECOMBINANT VACCINE ARE ABOUT TO START IN BRITAIN, CANADA AND SINGAPORE IN THE “COMING DAYS” * SANOFI SAYS “ROLLING REVIEW” OF ITS COVID-19 RECOMBINANT VACCINE IS ALSO EXPECTED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION * Sanofi made the comments in a statement Emailed to Reuters * Europe’s drug regulator said on Tuesday it had s...

Chinese firm says to provide Taiwan with 10 mln COVID-19 vaccines
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-taiwan-fosun/chinese-firm-says-to-provide-taiwan-with-10-mln-covid-19-vaccines-idUSP8N2OH05I

Jul 11th, 2021 - TAIPEI, July 11 (Reuters) - China’s Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd, the Chinese sales agent for Germany’s BioNTech SE, said on Sunday it had signed a deal to provide 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan. The company has agreed to provide the vaccines via its Hong Kong subsidiary to Taiwan chipmaker TSMC and the charity foundation of Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of co...

BRIEF-Congress seeks more details on Emergent's ties with Astrazeneca, J&J -New York Times
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-congress-seeks-more-details-on-eme/brief-congress-seeks-more-details-on-emergents-ties-with-astrazeneca-jj-new-york-times-idUSW1N2NC05X

Jun 23rd, 2021 - June 23 (Reuters) - * U.S. CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS EXPAND INQUIRY INTO EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS AMID COVID-19 -NEW YORK TIMES * TWO U.S. HOUSE PANELS SEEKING DETAILS ON EMERGENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH ASTRAZENECA AND J&J IN PRODUCING COVID-19 VACCINES -NEW YORK TIMES Source text: [nyti.ms/3gX4SU5] (Reporting by Washington newsroom)

Taiwan says Foxconn's Gou, TSMC can negotiate for vaccines on behalf of govt
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-taiwan-biontech/taiwan-says-foxconns-gou-tsmc-can-negotiate-for-vaccines-on-behalf-of-govt-idUSB9N2ND02H

Jun 18th, 2021 - TAIPEI, June 18 (Reuters) - Taiwan is willing to allow Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Foxconn, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) to negotiate for COVID-19 vaccines on behalf of the government, Cabinet spokesman Lo Ping-cheng said on Friday. Both companies have proposed buying BioNTech SE vaccines for Taiwan, though Lo said the firm had told Gou it will only sell to gov...

S.Korea's Genexine signs COVID-19 vaccine candidate manufacturing deal with Hanmi
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-southkorea-vaccine/s-koreas-genexine-signs-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-manufacturing-deal-with-hanmi-idUSL3N2N50XZ

May 18th, 2021 - SEOUL, May 18 (Reuters) - Genexine Inc has signed a manufacturing deal for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate with Hanmi Pharm Co Ltd as it prepares to seek emergency use approval of the shot in South Korea and Indonesia, Genexine said on Tuesday. Hanmi will begin producing 10 million doses of Genexine’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine in its biotech plant in Pyeongtaek, with an aim to gradually ramp...