Coronavirus live news: South Africa lowers alert level; Jordan ministers sacked for breaches

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South Africa’s Covid alert level has been downgraded from three to one; Jordanian ministers sacked breaking Covid laws; First dose of vaccine in UK passes 20m

The coronavirus pandemic has fostered “a greater sense of connection”, spurring millions to volunteer to help others in their communities, research suggests.

An ICM poll found that almost three times as many people said Covid had made their community more united (41%) than said it had become more divided (13%).

Related: Covid has connected UK communities and spurred volunteering, report finds

Panama has approved the purchase of nearly two million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for close to $24m, the health ministry said on Sunday, in addition to previous agreements to buy three million doses from the US drugmaker.

Panama has so far received three shipments of the Pfizer Inc /BioNtech vaccine with nearly 158,000 doses, and is also due to receive vaccines through the World Health Organization’s Covax program, Reuters reports.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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