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Asian countries set for COVID-19 vaccination drives

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Asian countries set for COVID-19 vaccination drives

Asian countries set for COVID-19 vaccination drives

Malaysia is the latest country in Southeast Asia to start its COVID-19 vaccination drive after as others prepare for it.


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