20:44 GMT13 April 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Australian Minister for Health and Aged Care Greg Hunt has been taken to hospital with a suspected infection, two days after he received AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, Australian broadcaster ABC reported on Tuesday, citing the minister's office.

    On Sunday, Hunt, together with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Secretary of Health Department Brendan Murphy, received a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

    "His condition is not considered to be related to the vaccine", the office said, as quoted in the report.
    Prepared syringes of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are seen at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, March 5, 2021.
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    Prepared syringes of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are seen at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, March 5, 2021.

    Australia has confirmed 29,061 COVID-19 cases, with 909 deaths, according to the country's Health Department.

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