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South Korea’s medical association said on Thursday the government should suspend a flu vaccine programme following the deaths of at least 13 people who received a shot in recent days.
Health authorities said they have found no direct links between the deaths and the vaccines, but Choi Dae-zip, president of the Korean Medical Association, told a news conference that the inoculation programme should be put on hold until the government secured the safety of the vaccines.
The deputy health minister in Poland has said that new coronavirus infections in his country could pass 10,000 for a second day in a row on Thursday, according to Reuters. The country registered a record high of 10,040 on Wednesday.
Waldemar Kraska told private broadcaster Polsat News that the number of new daily infections may remain high until mid-November. The government is introducing new restrictions aimed at fighting the disease’s spread in coming days, with new curbs to be announced on Thursday.