France plans to make virus vaccine available to all free of charge

France plans to make virus vaccine available to all free of charge

The French government plans to make the vaccine for the novel coronavirus available to everyone free of charge, the prime minister said as he presented the nation’s vaccine strategy.

Pandemic has ‘long way’ to go despite advent of vaccines, WHO warns

Pandemic has ‘long way’ to go despite advent of vaccines, WHO warns

People must not let down their guard against the novel coronavirus even though governments are racing to start vaccination campaigns, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.

Joe Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing after inauguration

Joe Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing after inauguration

US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday said that he plans to recommend that all Americans wear a mask in public for 100 days in order to combat the novel coronavirus.

France dangles veto threat as ‘difficult’ Brexit trade talks drag on

France dangles veto threat as ‘difficult’ Brexit trade talks drag on

France warned on Friday it could veto an unappetizing post-Brexit trade deal between the European Union and Britain, as hopes dwindle of an imminent breakthrough in negotiations.

German gov’t: Human rights violations continue despite Turkey’s lifting of state of emergency

German gov’t: Human rights violations continue despite Turkey’s lifting of state of emergency

Human rights violations are continuing in Turkey despite the lifting of a state of emergency in July 2018, the German government has said, underlining the lack of judicial independence and freedom of speech in the country, in its 14th report...

UN chief criticizes nations that ignored WHO guidance on the pandemic

UN chief criticizes nations that ignored WHO guidance on the pandemic

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday criticized countries that ignored World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on the coronavirus pandemic.

England to make sure medical records show who got Covid-19 vaccine

England to make sure medical records show who got Covid-19 vaccine

Efforts are under way in England to make sure medical records reflect who received the soon to be rolled out Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, England’s deputy chief medical officer said on Thursday.

Germany extends partial lockdown, warns tougher measures could come

Germany extends partial lockdown, warns tougher measures could come

Germany‘s partial coronavirus lockdown is set to stretch into January – and could become significantly tougher if conditions don’t improve – said federal and state leaders on Wednesday after their latest meeting on the pandemic.