EU Drug Control Agency Suggests Authorizing Use Of Smallpox Vaccine To Treat Monkeypox
The use of a smallpox vaccination to treat monkeypox was suggested for authorization on July 22 by the European Union's (EU) drug authority. Imvanex, a smallpox vaccine created by the Danish pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic, has been authorized in the EU since 2013 for the purpose of preventing smallpox. Due to smallpox and monkeypox viruses' similarities, it was also thought to be a viable vaccination for monkeypox.
Tags: European Union, Smallpox, Monkeypox, vaccine, medicine
Lithuania Bans Transit Of Russian Goods; Putin Warns Of Serious Consequences
Russian president Vladimir Putin has issued a chilling warning to Lithuania. The warning came after Lithuania banned the transit of Russian goods to Kaliningrad, sanctioned by the European Union. Russia stated that serious measures will be taken to protect the national interest. This is the first time Russia has issued a direct warning to a NATO member, since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, European Union, Western Sanctions
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Face Masks No Longer Necessary When Flying To Few EU Destinations
Passengers traveling to several European Union destinations no longer need to wear face masks. The mask rule is still in effect in Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain. Face masks are no longer required on public transport in France. However, until June 15, Italy mandates travelers to use the protective FFP2 masks. As per European Union Aviation Safety Agency, susceptible passengers should continue to use FFP2 masks and maintain social… read-more
Tags: Covid-19, Face Masks, European Union, France, Air Travel
US- EU Collaborating In Pathogen Monitoring, Vaccine Research: Covid-19 Summit
In the Global Covid-19 Summit hosted by different health experts of all the nations on May 12, US President Joe Biden and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen agreed to collaborate. Two leaders issued a joint statement and decided to cooperate on pathogen monitoring and vaccine research. US committed extra 200 million USD, European Union committed 450 million USD to the World Bank to prevent pandemic, global health security.
Tags: Covid-19, United States, European Union, US President Joe Biden, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, World Bank
India Launches Trade And Technology Council With EU
India has become the second country in the world to launch a Trade-And-Technology Council with the European Union. This announcement comes after bilateral talks between the European Union and India. This body is meant to help deepen cooperation on matters of trade and technology. The EU Chief, commenting on Modi's decision, said, "I think this relationship today is more important than ever."
Tags: European Union, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM Narendra Modi, modi
EU To Extend Use Of Covid Certificates
While several countries have just recently lifted Covid-related mandates, the European Union is not planning to drop the use of digital Covid-19certificates yet. The certificate is granted to the vaccinated, the Covid-19 recovered, and to those who recently tested negative. There have been widespread protests in Europe against the use of Covid-19 passes, with several MEPs also citing its inability to stop Covid-19 spread, and flagging human… read-more
Tags: Covid-19, European Union, Coronavirus, pandemic, Covid-19 Pandemic
EU To Soon Lift Ban On Pakistan International Flights: CAA Director
Pakistan's flight services ban imposed by the European Union, is likely to be lifted soon. After ICAO's recent safety audit which was successfully completed on December 10, they are now planning to lift the ban, informed Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority Director Khaqan Murtaza on December 22. However, the Pakistan International Airlines services will resume after a final approval from the ICAO, which is awaited.
Tags: European Union, Pakistan Airlines, Pakistan, ICAO, Safety Audit
Courtesy: The Siasat
Europe Likely To Ban Flights From South Africa; Omicron COVID Variant
To combat the spread of the new Omicron COVID variant, the European Union stated that it intends to ban air travel from southern Africa. Scientists in South Africa have discovered a Coronavirus strain that is causing alarm due to its high number of mutations and quick transmission. A fourth Coronavirus outbreak is wreaking havoc with Europe's policymakers scrambling to tighten restrictions in an attempt to curb the spread.
Tags: Covid-19, South Africa, European Union, omicron, Air Travel
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Covid-19 Cases Break Records In Europe; ECDC Prompts Booster Shots For All Adults
Coronavirus infections have hit new highs in Europe, making the continent the epicenter of the pandemic. According to reports, Europe, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, and Hungary reported new highs in daily infections of Covid-19. Moreover, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has advised vaccination boosters for all adults, with a focus on those above 40 years of age. "The situation is serious," said Slovakian… read-more
Tags: covid 19, Mass vaccination, European Union, Booster shot, LockdownExtension
Protest Continues Against COVID-19 Curbs In Europe
People in Netherlands, France, and Belgium continued to protest on the COVID-19 curbs. According to reports, people continued to show up in numbers across the European cities with police deploying water cannons and tear gases to disperse the crowd. In view of increasing Corona Virus cases, the European Union had to issue tighter restrictions to curb the virus, where citizens are demanding to remove the mandate of compulsory vaccination.
Tags: covid 19, European Union, Mass vaccination, Belgium, Coronavirus