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Poland expects to construct barrier at border with Belarus by mid-2022: Government

Warsaw, Nov 15 (UNI/Sputnik) Warsaw intends to complete the construction of a barrier on the Belarusian-Polish border in the first half of next year as a part of the strategy to curb illegal crossings, Polish Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration, Maciej Wąsik, said on Monday.
"We want to finish this investment in the first half of next year," Wąsik said on the Polish radio when asked to comment on the construction period of the barrier.
No agreements on the matter have yet been signed so it "would be irresponsible" to name any specific deadline, he added.
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Japanese Foreign Ministry considers reduction of embassy staff in Ukraine

28 Jan 2022 | 10:09 PM

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Lebanon's crisis forces youth to drop out of school: UNICEF

28 Jan 2022 | 10:07 PM

Beirut, Jan 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Lebanon's crisis is increasingly forcing young people to drop out of school and engage in ill-paid, irregular and informal work to survive and help feed their families, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released on Friday.

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Vietnam reports 14,929 new Covid-19 cases

28 Jan 2022 | 10:06 PM

Hanoi, Jan 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Vietnam reported 14,929 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, including 14,892 locally transmitted and 37 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

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Japan to reduce quarantine days for Covid-19 close contacts

28 Jan 2022 | 10:03 PM

Tokyo, Jan 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Japan will further cut the quarantine period from the current 10 days to seven days for people who came in close contact with someone infected with Covid-19, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday.

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Israel purchases 5 mn Novavax vaccines

28 Jan 2022 | 10:02 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) The Israeli government has signed a deal to purchase five million doses of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine, the American pharmaceutical company said on Friday.

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