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Delta variants create roadblock on Asia's path toward normalcy

Vaccination efforts accelerate in face of evolving virus

A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Noevir Stadium Kobe in Kobe, Japan, on June 12.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Delta coronavirus variants are quickly spreading in Asia and casting doubts on prospects of restarting the movement of people and business activities in the face of accelerated vaccination efforts that only just took off.

In Japan, it has been more than two months since the vaccination program for people over 65 started in April.

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