.Havana, Cuba
Cuba has approved homegrown COVID-19 vaccine, Soberana- 2, for two to 18- year age group (Photo: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • World Health Organization (WHO) has not recognised Cuba's homegrown vaccines
  • These include conventional conjugate vaccines, Soberana- 2 and Abdala
  • Vaccination campaigns for young adolescents are underway in US and many other countries

The United Kingdom will soon be able to give COVID vaccine doses to children aged 12-15. (Photo credit: Unspalsh)

  • France has fully vaccinated 52% of children aged 12-17 against COVID
  • China is vaccinating children aged 3-17, first country to do so
  • US was the first country to start COVID vaccination for 12 years and older

.London, UK
Around 4% young children suffered COVID symptoms for more than a month

  • Coughing, chest pain and brain fog are some long-term COVID symptoms that affect children
  • Kids are less likely to be affected by long COVID than adults
  • 30% adults develop long COVID symptoms

.New York, NY, USA
The weekly figure now stands nearly 300 times higher than it was in June. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Nearly 252,000 children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19
  • This marked the largest increase of pediatric cases in a week
  • There have been over 750,000 confirmed pediatric cases since last month

.Santiago, Chile
Sinovac is a Chinese COVID vaccine. (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Chile has already achieved the vaccination of three-fourth of its adult population
  • The Catholic University of Chile is currently conducting a study on Sinovac with 4,000 children aged between 3 and 17
  • Other Latin American countries have approved only the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 and older

.Indiana, PA, USA
(Photo Credit: Twitter/@PeteButtigieg)

  • Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay person to be confirmed by the Senate for a Cabinet position
  • He is married to Chasten, a part-time drama school teacher
  • Buttigieg had shared last month that the couple were seeking to adopt

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Reports suggested that during the evacuation process older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as “brides.” (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Incidents of Afghan girls being presented as "wives" identified
  • US Officials are sending a diplomatic cable to Washington
  • U.S. has strict policies against human trafficking

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Children are being affected by COVID more prominently now. (Photo Credits: Representative Image/unsplash)

  • Nearly 204,000 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in the  past week in the US 
  • A total of 4.8 million children have been infected with the virus since the start of the pandemic
  • Children in Florida are seeing higher rates of COVID-19 infection in the week gone by

.Beijing, China
China has imposed curbs on online gaming time for minors (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • Beijing says the curbs are in place to curb gaming addiction
  • Chinese children are allowed only 3 hours gaming per week
  • The rules come into effect from Wednesday, September 1

.Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
The doctors managed to take out the head without causing any more injuries to the child. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The boy was playing at his maternal uncle's house when his head got stuck
  • The doctors had to beckon a mechanic to cut the cooker
  • The operation was done free of cost, reports say