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Belgium records first cases of Brazilian strain

At least four cases of the Brazilian strain of Coronavirus strain have been recorded in Belgium, local media reported on Tuesday. Two of those infected...

Johnson & Johnson applies for EU vaccine approval

Belgian-based company Janssen Pharmaceutica, owned by US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to Europe's medicines watchdog for conditional...

WHO approves AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday approved AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, days after a panel of experts provided...

Slovenian government survives no-confidence vote

Slovenia's conservative government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa survived on Monday an opposition-sponsored motion of no-confidence over its handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported. Last week,...

Germany partially closes borders with the Czech Republic, Austria over Coronavirus variant

Germany partially closed its borders with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol on Sunday, reinstating temporary entry bans and border controls over growing fears for...

Tokyo Olympics chief resigns over sexist comments

Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee on Friday resigned from his post after facing acute criticism over "inappropriate"...

European Parliament approves €672.5 billion recovery fund

The European Parliament on February 10 greenlighted the EU’s proposed Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), worth €672.5 billion, during its plenary session in Brussels. The...

Czech Republic mulls Sputnik V to make up for vaccine shortage

The Czech Republic is considering the acquisition of the Russia-developed vaccine for Coronavirus, namely Sputnik V, in a bid to respond to delivery delays...

Germany extends lockdown until March 7

Germany on Thursday extended lockdown measures from February 14 to March 7 in a bid to prevent a third wave in the country and...

Hungary greenlights Sputnik V vaccine

Hungary's National Center for Public Health on Sunday greenlighted the Russian-produced Coronavirus vaccine, namely Sputnik V, for use in the country.Hungarian Human Resources Minister Kasler...

EU Council President announces double summit in late February

Europe's leaders are set to convene for a double online summit in February 25-26, EU Council President Charles Michel announced on Wednesday."On 25 February...

French labs to start producing Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines

A French lab will start producing in March the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna, while another one will begin manufacturing the Pfizer/BioNTech jab a...

British PM says EU ‘undermined’ Northern Ireland Protocol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the European Union undermined the Northern Ireland Protocol by triggering an emerging provision in the Brexit Protocol in...

Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO of Amazon and will become the executive chair of the company's board by the third quarter, kickstarting...

Home of Belgian PM vandalised with swastikas

The home of Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, located in the Flanders town of Brakel, was vandalised on Sunday night with several spray-painted...

Pfizer/BioNTech pledge up to 75 million extra vaccine doses to the EU

US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech have pledged to provide up to 75 million more doses of their vaccine to the EU...

German Health Minister says Chinese, Russian vaccines could be used in the EU if EMA approves them

Germany could use the vaccines developed by China and Russia if Europe's medicines watchdog approves them, the country's Health Minister Jens Spahn said on...

Von der Leyen says AstraZeneca to deliver 9 million more COVID vaccine doses

British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will deliver 9 million more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union in the first quarter of this...

Germany floats grounding almost all international flights to combat new COVID variants

Germany is considering a ban on almost all international air travel into the country to stem spread of more infectious variants of Coronavirus, Interior Minister...

French government warns 6pm curfew ‘not sufficient’ to curb virus spread

France's nationwide 6pm curfew is "not sufficient" to slow down the spread of the virus and authorities are considering tighter restrictions, government spokesman Gabriel Attal...

Boris Johnson announces hotel quarantine for UK arrivals

UK nationals and residents returning from countries at high risk from new coronavirus variants will be requested to quarantine in hotels, British Prime Minister...

Sanofi to help produce over 125 million doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has signed an agreement with US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech to help produce more than 125 million...

Coronavirus curfew sparks protests across the Netherlands

Police and protesters clashed for the third consecutive day across the Netherlands after the government imposed a nationwide 9pm to 4.30 am curfew to...

Italian PM Conte resigns

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stepped down from his post on Tuesday, plunging the country into political uncertainty amid the Coronavirus pandemic.Conte, who has...

Germany wants EU export restrictions on vaccine after supply shortage

Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn has backed European proposals for the introduction of export limits on vaccines amid delivery delays of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot...

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