• Qatar signs deal to buy Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
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    Qatar signs deal to buy Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    Qatar has signed an agreement with drugmaker Moderna Inc <MRNA.O> to buy its potential COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is approved and released for global use, state news agency QNA quoted a health official as saying on Sunday. There are no internationally approved vaccines yet, but several are in advanced trials, including from Pfizer Inc <PFE.N>, Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N> and Moderna. "Negotiating early and securing a number of agreements enhances our chances of getting sufficient quantities of the vaccine early," said Abdullatif al-Khal, chair of a national COVID-19 health group and head of infectious diseases at Hamad Medical Corporation.

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    UK police say dealing with incident aboard vessel off English coast

    British police said on Sunday they were dealing with an ongoing incident aboard a vessel near the coast of the Isle of Wight, an island off the southern coast of England. "We are aware and dealing with an ongoing incident on board a vessel which is situated south of the Isle of Wight," the local police force said in a statement.

  • NFL hits Titans with $350,000 fine for COVID-19 violations
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    NFL hits Titans with $350,000 fine for COVID-19 violations

    The NFL fined the Tennessee Titans $350,000 after an investigation into what led to a COVID-19 outbreak within the organization, the league announced on Sunday. The NFL and the NFL Players Association recently completed a review of the Titans' actions amid the outbreak, which started in late September and stretched into early October. The Titans had at least 24 players or staff members test positive for COVID-19 and needed to reschedule a pair of games because of it.