Sri Lanka has reportedly decided to obtain a loan of USD 150 million from the Asian Development Bank to buy vaccines and boost refrigeration and transport facilities.
EU nations will have option to accept WHO authorised jabs like Covishield to issue green pass: Official
The EU Digital COVID certificate or 'Green Pass' will be mandatory to travel to European countries and the document will serve as proof that a person is vaccinated against COVID-19.
As border restrictions and other public health measures are loosened across Europe, the U.S. and in other countries, WHO officials warned of resurgence of cases.
The demand was made as Pakistan faced problems due to its dependence on China for vaccines which are not accepted by many countries for travels, who only accept Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in her letter, stated that her government has been 'receiving both Covishield and Covaxin' from the very beginning.
WHO said the four current 'Variants of Concern' being monitored closely, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta - are widespread and have been detected in all WHO regions.
Pharmstandard-UfaVITA, the firm that fills the vaccine (Gam COVID-Vac), said it has addressed all the issues raised by the WHO inspection team within 48 hours.
In Denmark, 29 cases have been detected in connection with the Euro games taking place in Copenhagen.
Urgently trying to work with AstraZeneca, SII, Indian govt to restart COVID vaccine shipments: WHO official
Earlier this month, Aylward had said WHO expects SII volumes to open up again in the fourth quarter at least and had warned that "we're setting up for failure if we don't get early doses."
Bharat Biotech had said last month that it expects approval for its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin from the WHO for EUL during July-September.
Over the past 12 months, wholesale prices are up 6.6 per cent, the largest 12-month increase on records going back to 2010.
Low base effect also contributed to the spike in WPI inflation in May 2021. In May 2020, WPI inflation was at (-) 3.37 per cent. This is the fifth straight month of uptick.
A typical home has 4-5 people with one or two on-site personal assistants visiting or living with them based on need.
Their final agreement from the three-day meeting also included a section on challenging China over 'non-economic' economic practices and calling on Beijing to respect human rights.
The origin of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has remained a mystery even after over 1.5 years the first case of infection was reported in the Wuhan city of China.