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Argentina has complained to Russia about delays in delivering second doses of its Sputnik V vaccine in a letter warning of breach of contract repercussions, the government in Buenos Aires said Thursday.

The letter, dated July 7, was sent to Russia’s Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which financially backed Sputnik V, presidential adviser Cecilia Nicolini told reporters, confirming a report by La Nacion newspaper.

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Israel’s coronavirus task force on Thursday recommended partially re-instating the green pass programme, restricting access to certain events to vaccinated people, as concern mounts over the fast-spreading Delta variant, AFP reports.

The plan backed by Israel’s so-called Corona Cabinet is likely to be approved by prime minister Nafatali Bennett’s government on Sunday.

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