India approves vaccines as virus fight resurges

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India yesterday approved emergency use of two COVID-19 vaccines to kick off one of the world’s biggest inoculation drives, while the European Union (EU) offered to help drug companies expand production to ease distribution bottlenecks.

India, the second-worst affected country, has authorised use of shots developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and by local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech, the country’s drug regulator said.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin