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HELSINKI -- Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Friday that her country could "use all vaccines against COVID-19 that are efficient and safe."

Marin said that primarily the European Medicines Agency (EMA) should assess the sales permits, and thereafter also in Finland, such a vaccine could be taken into use.

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NICOSIA -- United Kingdom (UK) nationals who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be allowed to enter Cyprus without any restrictions as of May 1, Cyprus' Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios said here on Friday.

Perdios told CyBC television that Cyprus had already informed the UK government of its decision.

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BANGKOK -- An estimated 14.7 million Thais and more than 1.5 million grocery stores, food stalls, restaurants and service shops throughout Thailand have benefited from the government's economic stimulus campaigns since last year, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Saturday.

In a podcast on the Thai government's Facebook page, the prime minister said some 14.7 million Thais have so far become eligible recipients to the economic stimulus campaigns while over 1.5 million grocery stores, food stalls, restaurants and service shops nationwide have joined in the campaigns, which have seen both sides benefit from them.

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for peaceful legislative elections in Cote d'Ivoire this Saturday.

"The secretary-general welcomes the meaningful political dialogue efforts, which have paved the way for inclusive legislative elections on March 6. He takes note that the electoral campaign took place in a calm environment. He encourages Ivorians to cast their votes in a peaceful manner," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Guterres.

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced on Friday the U.S. continued sanctions against Iran amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Even amid COVID-19, the U.S. continues to exert Trump's failed 'maximum pressure' on Iranians. Isn't it time to try something that may actually work?" Zarif wrote on social media as quoted by official news agency IRNA. Enditem

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