European Commission Ursula

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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.

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 - 03:05 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, South Africa, European Union, omicron, Air Travel

Covid-19 Banner in Belgium

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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

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 - 03:30 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, Mass vaccination, European Union, Booster shot, LockdownExtension

Courtesy: Reuters

Riot in Amsterdam

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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. 

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 - 07:28 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, European Union, Mass vaccination, Belgium, Coronavirus

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Ambulance medical staff transport a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient

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Romanian Govt Imposes New Restrictions As COVID Cases Surge

The Romanian government on October 23, introduced emergency restrictions with night curfews, as well as sending school children on vacation for two weeks due to a rise in COVID-related cases. Moreover, the country recorded a high number of deaths due to Coronavirus stretching the hospital system to a breaking point. As per reports, the country has the second-lowest vaccination rate in the European Union.

Sat, 23 Oct 2021 - 07:15 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, covid 19, Romania, European Union, LockdownExtension

Courtesy: Reuters

Covaxin & Covishield

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7 EU Nations Approves SII Manufactured 'Covishield' For Travel

After India's formal request & threaten with mandatory quarantine, the seven EU nations have now agreed on June 1 to include Covishield & Covaxin in the Green Pass list. Switzerland, Iceland, and other EU nations - Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Ireland, Estonia, and Spain have accepted the Indian Serum Institute-manufactured Covishield vaccine for travel. However, Covaxine is yet to be cleared by WHO.

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 10:15 AM / by Manashaa Ganesan

Tags: European Union, India, Covid-19, Green Pass, Covishield vaccine

Courtesy: The Times of India

Covishield Vaccine

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Switzerland Along With 8 EU Nations Clear Covishield For Travel Pass

Serum Institute of India's Covishield vaccine is cleared for a travel pass in eight EU nations- Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland. Amidst issues of Covishield's travel pass clearance, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute tweeted on June 28, "I have taken this up at the highest levels and hope to resolve this matter soon." In the past, EMA had cleared only four vaccines. 

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 - 04:59 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: COVISHIELD, Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla, European Union, Switzerland, travel pass

Courtesy: NDTV


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EU Fails To Recognise India's Covishield Jab In Vaccination Passport

The decision to include the Indian-made Covishield vaccine in the COVID-19 vaccination passport is still uncertain from EU's end. Many Covishield-vaccinated Indians are facing issues traveling to Europe as the EU failed to recognize the vaccine. Raising concerns over not including Covishield, the CEO of Serum Institute (Covishield manufacturer) said, "This will affect students, business travelers, and cause severe disruptions to our economy… read-more

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 10:45 AM / by Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

Tags: Covid-19, COVISHIELD, Serum Institute of India, European Union, Vaccination

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Google's adtech business will undergo a probe by EU's antitrust agency.

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EU Authorities To Initiate Probe Against Google's Ad Business

According to sources, Alphabet subsidiary Google may face its most serious regulatory challenge yet. The EU's antitrust authorities are planning to launch a formal probe into its profitable digital advertising business, by the end of the year. The investigation would concentrate on Google's position in relation to advertising, publishers, middlemen, and competitors. Last year, Google had earned $147 billion from its online add business.

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 - 10:44 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Google, Advertisment, SEO, European Union

Courtesy: WION News

Japanese airlines

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Vaccine Passports: Japan's Solution For Citizens Who Wish To Travel Overseas

Japan has come up with a way to allow Japanese tourists to travel around the world from next month: a vaccine passport. On June 17, Japan's top official announced that local governments will issue a paper-based vaccine certificate for the citizens that wish to travel outside the country. Other governments such as the EU are looking into digital vaccine passports in a desperate attempt to open touristy soon.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 07:41 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Japan, vaccine passports, foreign countries, European Union

Courtesy: NDTV

Pfizer vaccine

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Pfizer Becomes 1st Vaccine To Be Approved For Children Aged 12-15

Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine has become the first vaccine globally to be approved for children aged between 12-15 years. The vaccine was approved by the European Union drug regulator on May 28 with no "major concerns" remark. Following the approval, Germany plans to start vaccinating those aged 12 and above in June. Notably, the trials of the vaccine were conducted on 1,005 children and none of them developed any major side-effect.… read-more

Sat, 29 May 2021 - 11:21 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine, European Union, Coronavirus Vaccines, Covid-19, VACCINES FOR CHILDREN

Courtesy: NDTV