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Turkey Orders Coronavirus Lockdown; Brazil Rejects Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

HeadlineApr 28, 2021

Turkey announced a full, nationwide lockdown to slow its surge. Turkey reported over 37,000 new infections over the past day, the fourth-highest daily caseload in the world.

Brazil has rejected Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine over concerns about its safety, citing a lack of quality control and efficacy data. The maker of Sputnik V said the decision was politically motivated, pointing to a report earlier this year that said U.S. government officials pushed Brazil to turn down the vaccine. The World Health Organization has not yet approved Sputnik V for emergency use listing.

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