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Macron: France to double Covid shots for poor nations – latest updates

Covid-19 has infected more than 232M people and has killed at least 4.7M. Here are virus-related developments for September 26:

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France will give 120 million Covid 19 vaccine doses to poor nations. Other updates: 🇹🇬 Togo's bishops condemn closure of churches over virus 🇹🇭 Thailand calls on world to share vaccines 🇧🇷 Brazil logs 15,688 new cases For more:

Covid -19 has infected more than 232M people and has killed at least 4.7M. Here are virus-related developments for September 26:

Sunday, September 26, 2021China reports 29 new cases Mainland China reported 29 new Covid-19 cases, down from 38 a day earlier, the country's national health authority said.The National Health Commission said in its daily bulletin that nine of the new cases were local transmissions, with five in the southeastern province of Fujian and four in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang.

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The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, stood at 14, the same as a day earlier.Australia's Victoria state records second-highest daily riseAustralia's Victoria state has logged 779 new Covid-19 infections and two deaths, slightly easing from a record high the previous day, as the country's prime minister presses state leaders to be ready to reopen once vaccination targets are met.

The daily increase was still the state's second-highest, after an all-time peak of 847 new cases logged on Saturday, as officials battle to contain a Delta variant outbreak that has taken root since June.Australia's two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales, have been struggling to contain the highly infectious strain while they ramp up vaccinations to 80% of the population, a threshold that will allow officials to ease strict lockdown measures. headtopics.com

Togo's bishops condemn closure of churches over Covid-19Bishops in Togo condemned a recent decision by the government to close places of worship after a surge in Covid-19 cases. Last week, the small West African nation extended a health state of emergency for 12 months and ordered the closing of churches and mosques for one month in the highly religious country.

The archbishop of Lome, the capital, had obtained a one-week exemption for "important religious ceremonies".Brazil registers 15,688 new cases of coronavirus, 537 deathsBrazil registered 15,688 new cases of coronavirus and 537 new covid-19 deaths, the Health Ministry said.

The Covid-19 death toll in the country is 594,200 people. Mexico's confirmed coronavirus death toll rises to 275,299Mexico's Health Ministry reported 9,697 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country and 596 additional deaths, bringing the total number of official infections since the pandemic began to 3,628,812 and the death toll to 275,299.

Health Ministry officials have previously said the real coronavirus numbers are likely significantly higher. Macron says France will double the Covid shots it sends to poor nations President Emmanuel Macron said France would give 120 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to poor nations, doubling an earlier pledge, French news agency AFP reported. headtopics.com

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"The injustice is that on other continents, clearly, vaccination is way behind. In Africa, barely 3percent of the population has been vaccinated - we need to go faster," AFP cited Macron saying in a video broadcast to a concert organised by the advocacy group Global Citizen. 

Thailand calls on world to share Covid vaccinesThailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called on countries to share Covid-19 vaccines and medicines with others, saying the pandemic proves that "nobody is safe until everybody is safe."

He made the statement while addressing the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.He appeared at the New York event remotely through video link from Thailand. Read more: TRT World »

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Covid-19: NI records eight Covid-linked deaths, 1,030 casesThe total number of deaths with coronavirus in NI since the start of the pandemic is 2,533.

Covid-19: NI records five Covid-linked deaths, 1,120 casesThe total number of deaths with coronavirus in NI since the start of the pandemic is 2,538.

Inspiration4 benefactor-commander under quarantine with COVID-19-positive familyDays after completing his historic ride into space as part of the first all-civilian crew to reach Earth orbit, billionaire e-commerce mogul and mission commander Jared Isaacman is unexpectedly back in quarantine at home with COVID-19-positive family We are supposed to feel any sympathy for a guy who used his money on an ego boost rather than helping people? Give him 2 Advil and a tax hike. nice

The Emmys Producers Said That Seth Rogen's COVID-19 Safety Jokes Were 'Unfortunate''We have worked for months and months to make that a safe space.' I stand with Sethrogen Dude didn’t have to attend. If he wasn’t comfortable with the setup once he arrived, he could have turned around and left.

CDC Director Adds Millions Of Frontline Workers To COVID-19 Booster EndorsementThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans. thanks Are you a health worker who was fired because you refused vaccination? We are currently seeking pure blood GP's, nurses, surgeons and other health workers to tend to other pure bloods in the underground Resistance movement coming to urban and rural precincts across the country. Great decision. Healthcare workers not thrown under the bus.

CDC Director Adds Millions Of Frontline Workers To COVID-19 Booster EndorsementThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans.