Font size: A - | A + 0 When asked why Russia is requesting that the batch of Sputnik V delivered to Slovakia be returned, Finance Minister Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) said that the vaccine was tested by a lab unregistered in the European network. He was particularly critical of the State Institute for Drug Control (ŠÚKL), which was assigned to check the vaccine before it can be administered to people. Although Sputnik V has not been registered by the European Medicines Agency yet, it can still be approved by the local authorities based on an exception from the Health Ministry. Matovič fell into a trap carefully staged by Russia Read more “They feel exceptional damage was caused to them when the ŠÚKL assigned the assessment of the vaccine to a non-registered laboratory,” Matovič told journalists on April 9, adding that the results of the assessment “flooded the world” and “harmed the image of the vaccine”. The … [Read more...] about Sputnik V was checked by a lab after ex-minister Krajčí’s request
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As several Indian states are reporting a shortage of COVID vaccines amid a record surge in coronavirus infections this week, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative, the ongoing progamme to supply COVID jabs to other countries, is facing sharp criticism in the country. Rahul Gandhi, a key leader of the country’s main federal opposition Congress Party, on Friday called for an “immediate moratorium” on India’s vaccine exports, expressing concern over the second surge in infections. Calls for banning the export of COVID vaccine come as the South Asian country has witnessed over 100,000 new cases in four of the last five days, per the federal health ministry. India’s second COVID wave is much more widespread than the first in 2020, prompting state governments to reimpose curbs on the movement of people as well as night-time curfews in certain areas. The federal health minister of India, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, has denied claims by several state … [Read more...] about Ex-Indian Minister: India’s Youth Must be ‘Prioritized’ over PM Modi’s COVID Vaccine Diplomacy
Home Insync Insync oi-Staff By Staff on June 5, 2009 Dreams can turn into a reality, and when it does, you are anything but baffled, baffled just life Michael Sheen. Michael Sheen, who portrayed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the hit film, The Queen, met the real British monarch face to face when he was honoured during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The 40-year-old star was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his services to drama. Sheen said that he was thrilled to be honoured by the British royal Queen Elizabeth II, but was also mystified as to why he was handed the status. "This is a huge honour. I am both thrilled and slightly mystified, but very grateful," Contactmusic quoted Sheen, as saying. AGENCIES More TONY BLAIR News Burnt Breakfast Set Off False Fire Alarm Britney Spears Tops Web Search List 3 Million Pounds Collected For … [Read more...] about Michael Sheen Is Awestruck To Meet The British Monarch!
Kindly Share This Story: By Victor Ahiuma-Young The Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have reached an agreement raising hope that the striking doctors may end their industrial action any moment from today. The agreement was signed Friday after a conciliation meeting between both parties at the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, fine-tuned the Memorandum of Action (MOA) signed by both parties on March 31, 2021, a few hours before NARD embarked on the indefinite strike on April 1. Leaders of NARD are expected to communicate the Minister of Labour and Employment the outcome of their in-house meeting before the end of today on the strike situation. The Friday meeting had addressed all the six demands of NARD, namely, the Non-payment of House Officers/ Non-recruitment of House officers, Abolishment of the Bench Fees, Non-payment of National Minimum Wage Consequential … [Read more...] about Doctors strike may end today as FG, NARD reach agreement
* A total of 110 business cooperation and 150 cross-border financing projects have been inked within the framework of a China-Singapore connectivity initiative, as of the end of March, according to a report released Friday. * Western claims that Russia and China are waging a hybrid "vaccine war" or that they are exploiting vaccines as a geopolitical tool are regrettable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. * Britain was mourning Prince Philip who died on Friday but people were asked not to gather in crowds or to lay flowers at royal palaces due to distancing guidelines imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus. * China's will likely have produced 3 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year, a National Health Commission official said on Saturday. * The Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday that Ukraine's possible accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and cause "irreversible … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: April 10