Chinese coronavirus vaccine approved for military use Jun 30, 2020 0 21 12345 AFPBeijingChina’s military has approved a coronavirus vaccine for use within its ranks that has been developed by its research unit and a biotech firm, the company said Monday.Organisations around the world are racing to find ways to treat and prevent the deadly pathogen, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has since killed over half a million people worldwide.More than half of 17 candidate vaccines identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) that are in clinical evaluation involve Chinese companies or institutes.Hong Kong-listed CanSino Biologics said in a filing to the stock exchange that data from clinical trials showed the Chinese military vaccine had a “good safety profile” and potential to prevent disease caused by the novel coronavirus.CanSino said Monday that China’s Central Military Commission approved the use of the vaccine on June 25, for one year.The vaccine was jointly developed by CanSino and the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, part of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Delhi opens huge cardboard-bed hospital to combat coronavirus Jun 30, 2020 0 427 Four killed in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange Jun 30, 2020 0 274 China forcibly sterilises Uighurs to control population: Report Jun 30, 2020 0 16 Blasts at Afghan market kill 23 civilians AFP Kandahar Multiple explosions tore through a busy market in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least 23 civilians, officials said, blaming the Taliban for the carnage. The latest bloodshed comes as both the .. India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok over ‘security’ AFP New Delhi India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns just weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the .. Singapore’s June dengue deaths top those from COVID-19 DPA Bangkok Four people have died in Singapore this month from the mosquito-borne dengue virus, according to Health Ministry data provided to The Straits Times, a local newspaper. Meanwhile ministry statistics .. China says will restrict visas for some Americans over HK row Beijing China warned Monday that it would impose visa restrictions on US citizens who had “behaved egregiously” over Hong Kong, ahead of expected approval from Beijing lawmakers for a controversial national security .. Kazakh leader says restrictions to return as virus surges Nur-Sultan The president of Kazakhstan criticised top officials on Monday for their coronavirus response and ordered the return of lockdown measures as the Central Asian country struggles to control a surge in .. Thailand to ease nightlife lockdown, allow some entry to foreigners AFP Bangkok Thailand’s nightlife will restart with some restrictions this week, the kingdom announced Monday, part of a return to normalcy as it prepares to welcome business travellers and medical tourists after a ban .. Filipino journalist Maria Ressa appeals conviction for cyber libel DPA Manila Filipino journalist Maria Ressa on Monday appealed her conviction for cyber libel, citing “substantial errors” made by the judge in her verdict, which was seen as a blow to press freedom in the Philippines. ..