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The World Health Organization is urging its member states to halt coronavirus vaccinations after their health workers and vulnerable groups have been inoculated, to ensure a “fair” vaccine rollout around the world.
WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris said it was “morally” and “economically” the right thing to do.
Russia has reported a further 512 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking its official death toll to 72,697.
Government authorities also recorded 19,032 new cases of coronavirus, taking Russia’s official national tally to 3,832,080.