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Vaccine rollout widens as U.K. adds vaccination hubs Updated: 2021-01-08 10:02:41 KST

Seven out of 50 new locations that will host vaccination centers in the UK have been revealed, including football fields and conference centers.
Some of the venues includes Robertson House in Stevenage, The ExCel Centre in London, and the Etihad Tennis Centre in Manchester.
The latest announcement comes as the UK is rapidly scaling up its vaccination program, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging to inoculate 13 million people by mid-February.
The new additions join 775 general practice-led centers and 207 hospital sites that are also set to open by the end of the week.
In Morocco, the country has approve the emergency use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.
The announcement comes as the Moroccan government announced it had ordered 65 million doses of AstraZeneca and China's Sinopharm vaccines.
Approval of Sinopharm's vaccine is under review by the country's drug regulators, and is expected to be approved soon.
According to the WHO, COVID-19 vaccine deliveries under the COVAX facilities to support lower-income countries could start this month.
According to the UN agency's immunization director, 7 billion U.S. dollars is needed in order to deliver enough vaccines through the end of 2021.
The facility has already raised about 6 billion dollars.
The facility currently has access to over 2 billion doses, and will begin delivery by the end of January, or at the latest early to mid-February.
The WHO has also called on European countries to intensify COVID-19 measures, as the region is currently dealing with a new variant first detected in the UK.
WHO Europe director Hans Kluge says extended measures were needed in order to "flatten the steep vertical line" of rising cases in some countries.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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