EU proposal at WTO may delay progress on patent waiver
The European Union has submitted a draft declaration at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), "ignoring" the objectives of intellectual property (IP) waiver jointly sought by India and South Africa on Covid-19 drugs and vaccines.
Nepal decides to resume international, domestic flights with Covid restrictions
Domestic flights will be allowed to operate with 50% seat occupancy to help contain the possible spread of Covid-19, while international flights will be operated as per the safety protocol developed earlier by the government.
UAE's capital apparently offering Covid-19 vaccines to tourists
The capital of the United Arab Emirates has apparently started offering free coronavirus vaccines to tourists flying into the emirate, a move that could entice travelers and help revive the country's struggling tourism industry.
Mount, Chilwell 'gutted' to miss England Euro 2020 match
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell said they were "gutted" to miss England's Euro 2020 clash against the Czech Republic on Tuesday after being forced to isolate following contact with an opponent who has coronavirus. The pair went into self-isolation following interaction after Friday's 0-0 draw with Scotland with Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour, who has Covid-19.
Photos: Kartik Aaryan gets vaccinated
Kartik Aaryan became the latest Bollywood star to line up at the hospital to get his shot of the covid-19 vaccine. Our cameras spotted the actor arriving at a hospital in the city, late Tuesday evening to get his first dose of the vaccine.
Philippines' Duterte threatens vaccine decliners with jail, animal drug
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, frustrated by the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in his country, threatened people who refuse to get inoculated with jail or an injection of Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug widely used to treat animals.