Thailand’s Health Minister Says Country’s ‘Principal’ Shot Will Be The AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

Thailand will consider as its “principal vaccine” against Covid-19 the coronavirus shot developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford with this Asian country trying to reopen and revive its tourism industry which is a crucial one for the country, said the country’s public health minister in an interview to a television channel. There were…

Digital Covid Travel Certificate Roll Out Before Summer Tourism Season Planned By EU

Officials of the European Union have said that citizens across the EU should be given a digital certificate “without discrimination” is that it is possible to kick-start foreign travel. The target of this move is to allow anyone who has been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease or who has in possession a recent negative Covid-19…

New Rules Imposed On Facebook, Twitter And YouTube By Indian Government

Following the attempt by the Indian government to pressurize Twitter to take down accounts it deemed incendiary, strict new rules for Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms have been issued by the government. According to the new regulations, the government expects social media companies to create three new job profiles for their operation in…

Italy Blocked AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Shipment To Australia: Reports

Italy has reportedly blocked a shipment of the AstraZeneca-Oxford’s Cvoid-19 vaccine to Australia on Thursday marking the first intervention by the European Union into the supply of coronavirus vaccines, claimed a report by Reuters. Permission to ship around 250,000 doses of the vaccine from its Anagni, Italy, plant was made by the British pharma giant…

Following Australia Row, Investment Of $1bn In Local News Industry Pledged By Facebook

Following a truce with the Australian government over a tussle related to the new content law being brought in the country, an investment of at least $1 billion in the news industry in the country over a period of the next three years would be made by the social media company Facebook. The largest social…

US And Europe Should Work Together On Climate Change And Tech Rules, Says EU Chief

According to the European Union chief executive Ursula von der Leyen, the fight against climate change should be jointly worked out by Europe and the United States, while the efforts to limit the power of big tech firms should also be done by the two parties together by framing a mutually agreed  new framework for…

Australian Prime Minister Says Facebook At The Negotiating Table; News Blackout Still On

After the social media giant Facebook blocked news on its platform in Australia, the United States based tech giant is back at the negotiating table, said the country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday. There was wide spread anger in Australia after Facebook decided to abruptly prevent its Australian users from sharing news on the…

Some Evidence Of More Deadly Nature Of New Covid-19 Variant In The UK, Says Boris Johnson

The potential of the new Covid-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom to cause more damage than the original one according tp “some evidence”, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “We’ve been informed today that in addition to spreading more quickly, it also now appears that there is some evidence that the new variant…

Donations To Republicans Who Objected To US Electoral College’s Votes To Be Halted By Corporate America

Political donations to those Republican Congress members who raised objections to the Electoral College’s votes are being suspended by some of the biggest companies of the United States. This decision, which is being taken by more companies by the day, follows the siege of the US Capitol last Wednesday by a pro-Trump mob. The latest…