PM: Covid status certification 'probably going to be fact of life' for overseas travel
On a visit to a production facility involved in the manufacture of AstraZeneca vaccine components, Boris Johnson has said getting the population vaccinated was “the key thing”.On the prospect of Covid status certification, Mr Johnson said several other countries were also looking at “the role of vaccination passports for overseas travel”, which was “going to be a fact of life, probably”.
Pro-independence parties won a majority in Scotland's parliament on Saturday, paving the way to a high-stakes political, legal and constitutional battle with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the future of the United Kingdom. Jayson Albano reports.
Boris Johnson has visited Hartlepool after the Conservatives won the constituency from Labour in Thursday's by-election. The prime minister said the Tories' victory in the town is a mandate for the party to carry on delivering its policies to "build back better" after the pandemic. Visiting the constituency with the winning candidate Jill Mortimer, the Prime Minister told reporters: "If there is a lesson out of this whole election campaign across the whole of the UK is that the public want us to Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
During a visit to Hartlepool, Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared a giant inflatable blimp of himself to Superintendent Ted Hastings from Line of Duty. The prime minister was in the town following the Conservatives by-election victory. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Metro services in Delhi will be suspended for a week starting from May 10 (Monday) after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended the lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital. However, commuters in Delhi are not happy with government's decision. Delhi reported 13,336 new COVID cases, 273 deaths and 14,738 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath inspected Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) built COVID-19 hospital at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) premises on May 09. The DRDO is setting up a 750-beddded makeshift COVID hospital at BHU premises. UP recorded 26,847 new cases, 34,721 recoveries and 298 deaths on May 08.
Bigg Boss 13 contestant and Youtuber Hindustani Bhau was arrested by the Mumbai police at Shivaji Park on Saturday for leading a protest there to cancel the 12th board exams in Maharashtra. According to reports, Hindustani Bhau had used an ambulance to travel to the park to stage the protest in order to deceive the police since the vehicle is not stopped at any checkpoint.
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Under-40s in the UK will be offered an alternative coronavirus vaccine to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said there is an "extremely small risk" of people suffering blood clots after having the jab.
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Union External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar attended a virtual conversation, called 'Global Dialogue Series' on May 05. He said, "Our vaccine production situation was different from many other countries. On what basis Covishield was being made in India? It's Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, you can say it's British-designed product. It was made in India as the vaccine owner saw India as an efficient production venue. Along with that the ability and approval to make in India, came an obligation to supply it to a large part of the world. So, people have to understand, it was not that vaccine production started in India, it was invented by an Indian, owned by an Indian, produced by an Indian." He further said, "It was a truly international collaboration. When there is an international collaboration, if somebody gave you a vaccine to make in India, then you have to do your part, otherwise, it doesn't work. It also came with support from the Covax initiative. So, there was an obligation to support the Covax initiative to give vaccines at a low cost to a number of nations."