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Coronavirus: Hong Kong calls time-out on AstraZeneca vaccine shipments, asks for version able to handle new Covid-19 variants

Hong Kong has asked embattled drug giant AstraZeneca to delay delivery of its Covid-19 vaccine and requested they offer a second-generation version of the drug better able to handle new coronavirus variants. News of the decision emerged as the city was expected to record 14 new cases on Friday, according to a medical source, with an unknown number related to Oi Fai House in Tuen Mun’s Yau Oi Estate, where three infections have previously been confirmed.Authorities and health experts were…Hong Kong has asked embattled drug giant AstraZeneca to delay delivery of its Covid-19 vaccine and requested they offer a second-generation version of the drug better able to handle new coronavirus variants. News of the decision emerged as the city was expected to record 14 new cases on Friday, according to a medical source, with an unknown number related to Oi Fai House in Tuen Mun’s Yau Oi Estate, where three infections have previously been confirmed.Authorities and health experts were…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post