The Latest: Tokyo governor asks for emergency virus measures


Sumary of The Latest: Tokyo governor asks for emergency virus measures:

  • Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says he plans to place Tokyo under emergency virus measures after consulting with experts on Friday..
  • Planned Parenthood says its health centers are already administering vaccines in Minnesota, Montana, New York, California, and Washington, with more states to come..
  • The announcement came in advance of Notre Dame opening a clinic Thursday to administer the Pfizer two-dose vaccine..
  • ROME — The Vatican Museums are aiming to reopen to the public starting on May 3, depending on status of the coronavirus..
  • That less than the clot risk that healthy women face from birth control pills, noted another expert, Dr. Peter Arlett..
  • The EU agency says most of the cases reported were in women under 60 within two weeks of vaccination, though it was unable to identify specific risk factors based on current information..
  • Croatian officials on Thursday tried to alleviate concerns, saying the vaccine is safe and they’ll continue to administer it without age restrictions..
  • Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic says the European Medicines Agency “was clear, benefits of the vaccine are higher than the risks of aftereffects.”.
  • BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian authorities announced the country will continue administering the AstraZeneca vaccine without age restrictions..
  • Romania has so far administered around 400,000 doses of the UK-made vaccine, out of a total of more than 3.4 million vaccine doses administered to its population of more than 19 million..
  • BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia drug regulator says it hasn’t received enough information about the Russian Sputnik V vaccine from its producer to assess its benefits and risks..
  • Slovakia Prime Minister Igor Matovic orchestrated a secret deal to buy 2 million Sputnik V vaccines despite disagreements from his coalition partners..
  • Matovic, who is Finance Minister in the new government, was in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the deliveries of Sputnik V to Slovakia..
  • BERLIN — Germany health minister says the European Union won’t order Russia Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and his country will hold bilateral talks with Russia on whether an order makes sense..
  • Health Minister Jens Spahn told WDR public radio that the EU executive Commission said Wednesday it won’t place orders for Sputnik V on member countries’ behalf, as it did with other manufacturers..
  • Spahn said Thursday he told his fellow EU health ministers that Germany “will talk bilaterally to Russia, first of all about when what quantities could come.”.
  • Spahn reiterated that, as far as Germany is concerned, Sputnik V must be cleared for use by the European Medicines Agency, and “for that, Russia must deliver data.”.
  • But only 2% of all vaccine doses administered globally have been in Africa, according to the World Health Organization….

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