Vietnam says new Covid variant is hybrid of India and UK strains | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Covid variants first identified in India and the UK and spreads quickly by air, the health minister has said. After successfully containing the virus for most of last year, Vietnam is grappling with a rise in infections since late April… Read More Vietnam says new Covid variant is hybrid of India and UK strains | Coronavirus | The Guardian

WHO approves Sinovac Biotech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the second Chinese treatment to win designation | South China Morning Post

The company joins Sinopharm as a Chinese supplier endorsed by the World Health Organization; the move has the potential to help WHO’s dose-strapped Covax vaccine distribution programme.This content was originally published here. WHO approves Sinovac Biotech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the second Chinese treatment to win designation | South China Morning Post