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Factbox: Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

The European Union wants to set up a mechanism that would allow the sharing of surplus COVID-19 vaccines with poorer neighbouring states and Africa, the EU health chief said, in a move that may undercut a WHO-led global scheme.

FILE PHOTO: 1st anniversary of the Wuhan lockdown

Factbox: The origins of COVID-19

As a team from the World Health Organization works in China to investigate the origins of COVID-19, the following factbox looks at what we know about how the pandemic began.

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Explainer: China's new COVID-19 outbreaks

China has put millions of people in lockdown in response to new outbreaks of COVID-19 in the north and northeast, with Hebei province reporting the first new coronavirus death on the mainland since May last year.

FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to be tested for the coronavirus disease...

Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Governments across Europe announced tighter and longer coronavirus lockdowns and curbs against the backdrop of fears of a fast-spreading variant first detected in Britain, with vaccinations not expected to help much until the spring.

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Factbox-How is Britain's vaccine rollout going?

Britain plans to give the first shot of a coronavirus vaccine to 15 million members of the highest priority groups by mid-February, and to tens of millions more by the spring, to enable it to loosen restrictions imposed to stem a soaring infection rate.

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