The UK will examine European Union proposals for a vaccine passport in the hope of reviving international travel for the summer holidays.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Britain was working with the EU and countries around the world on the issue.
But England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said there was still "great uncertainty" around holidays on the continent, partly because the EU’s vaccination programmes were behind the UK's.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said plans for a "digital green pass" will be set out this month, which would allow people to prove they have had a jab or show the results of Covid tests. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen acknowledged failings on Wednesday in the EU's approval and rollout of vaccines against COVID-19, and said the bloc had learned lessons in the process.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said she "deeply regrets" that mistakes were made during the decision to trigger Article 16 of the EU Withdrawal Agreement in a dispute over vaccines.
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German biotech firm CureVac has agreed an alliance with drugmaker Bayer to help it seek regulatory approval for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine and distribute doses, the two companies said on Thursday. Ciara Lee reports
Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it has asked U.S. health regulators to authorize its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, and it will apply to European authorities in coming weeks. Gloria Tso reports.
A fourth coronavirus vaccine could be approved for use in the UK within weeks as late-stage trials suggested it was 89% effective in preventing Covid-19.
The UK has secured 60 million doses of the Novavax jab, which is believed to offer protection against the new UK and South African variants.
Two vaccines have already been rolled out in the UK – from Pfizer and Oxford/AstraZeneca – while a third from Moderna has been approved for use.
The Novavax jab will be delivered in the second half of 2021 if it receives MHRA approval. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Biden administration will purchase 200 million more coronavirus vaccines and funnel more to states now, in a bid to deliver on the president's promise to curb the pandemic. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Sweden Ambassador to India, Klas Molin, on March 06 said that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and India will be negotiated at an aggregate level as per the special mechanism set up during the last summit. "Trade agreements, as Sweden is member of EU, is negotiated by European Commission. Talks on for investment and trade, special mechanism was set up during last summit between India and EU so agreements on it will be negotiated at aggregate level," said Molin. On Mar 05, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual interaction with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven where the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and called for further cooperation on climate change.
Australia has asked the European Commission to review a decision by Italy to block a shipment of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, while stressing on Friday the missing doses would not affect the rollout of Australia's inoculation programme. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Sweden envoy Klas Molin spoke on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between European Union and India. Molin said FTA will be negotiated at an aggregate level as per the mechanism set up during the last summit. “I know there are high talks going on about investment and trade. There is a special mechanism set up during the last summit between India and the EU. So, agreements on this will be negotiated at an aggregate level. Bilaterally a lot is happening as Swedish companies are employing heavily. Swedish companies are employing lots of people, creating jobs and growth,” he said. Earlier on Friday, PM Modi held a virtual interaction with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven. The two leaders discussed bilateral ties and called for further cooperation on climate change.
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