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US federal authorities have seized unauthorised versions of the COVID-19 treatment remdesivir destined for distribution in Mexico, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Versions of antiviral remdesivir, without licenses from the drug’s manufacturer Gilead Sciences, were arriving in the US by plane from Bangladesh and India, the newspaper said.

AP reports that the capital of the United Arab Emirates has apparently started offering free coronavirus vaccines to tourists flying into the emirate.

While Abu Dhabi has made no official announcement on the matter, the health authority’s phone application showed updated criteria for vaccine access yesterday. It said visitors to the capital could now get the Covid-19 shot by presenting their passports.

Passport holders must be eligible for entry visas on arrival, the guidelines said, without offering further information. Previously, vaccine recipients in the emirate had to show proof of Emirati residency.

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