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Only ‘immunised’ pilgrims allowed (2021)

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi authorities said on Tuesday only people immunised against COVID-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round Umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadhan, the holy fasting month for Muslims.

The Haj and Umrah Ministry said in a statement that three categories of people would be considered “immunised” – those who have received two doses of the vaccine, those administered a single dose at least 14 days prior, and people who have recovered from the infection.

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Japanese billionaire seeks eight people to fly to moon (2021)

Yusaku Maezawa wants eight members of the public to join him on a trip around the moon



Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight members of the public to join him for a trip around the moon on Elon Musk's SpaceX flight.

"I want people from all kinds of backgrounds to join," he said in a video via Twitter, where he also shared a link to application details.

Read more: Japanese billionaire seeks eight people to fly to moon (2021)

Nike exec quits after son's trainer resale firm revealed (2021)

Some Nike shoes - like these Air Jordan 1 Retro High shoes - have very high resale values



A top Nike executive in the US has resigned from the company after 25 years after her son's booming sneaker resale business became public.

Ann Hebert, Nike's general manager for North America, stepped down following the Bloomberg Businessweek article.

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Malaysia approves Sinovac, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for use (2021)

KUALA LUMPUR (CNA) – Malaysia on Wednesday granted conditional approval for the use of vaccines made by United Kingdom (UK) firm AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac, just days after launching its nationwide COVID-19 inoculation programme.

Malaysia began its vaccination drive on February 24 using a shot developed by US drugmaker Pfizer and German partner BioNTech, as it tries to rein in a spike in infections and help revive an economy that recorded its worst slump in more than two decades last year.

Read more: Malaysia approves Sinovac, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for use (2021)


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