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Taiwan’s Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp said on Tuesday it will start a late-stage clinical trial this year in Paraguay for its Covid vaccine, part of the island’s push to make its own shots against the coronavirus.
Taiwan’s government on Monday approved the emergency use and production of Medigen’s vaccine despite criticism from opposition parties the vaccine has yet to finish final clinical trials and with no efficacy data available.
In Senegal, Covid cases have soared in the past week, threatening to overwhelm health services just as Senegalese prepare to gather in extended families for Eid al-Adha.
President Macky Sall threatened on Friday to close borders and impose a new state of emergency after the country broke its daily case record three times in a single week.