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Coronavirus: Indonesia approves AstraZeneca vaccine; Mumbai sees record daily cases

Indonesia’s Food and Drug agency (BPOM) on Friday said it had approved the usage of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine after reviewing reports the vaccine had caused blood clots among some recipients in Europe.In a statement, the agency said that even though vaccination could lead to “adverse events” following immunisation, “the risk of death from Covid-19 is much higher”.“The benefits of giving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks,” the agency said.EU drug watchdog backs AstraZeneca…

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