20 February 2021

• US coronavirus cases exceed 28 million. Source
• Hungary is the first EU country to approve Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine, adding to the country’s supply of vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna. AstraZeneca and Russia’s Sputnik V. Source
• The Syrian Arab News Agency reports that Israel agreed to a Russian-mediated prisoner swap; it will finance Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines for Syria to secure the release of a young woman who illegally entered that country. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has declined comment on the swap’s terms. Source
• Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister- and coronavirus Czar- Hugo Lopez-Gatell tests positive for coronavirus. Source

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