European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen gestures as she meets Moldova’s President Maia Sandu at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium File/Reuters
After months of political clashes around the world over lockdowns and travel restrictions, Europe is at the forefront of a thorny new COVID-19 controversy: vaccine passports. As more and more people are inoculated against the novel coronavirus
So much for the new, self-disciplined Boris Johnson who has banned gaffes and jokes during a public health crisis. The prime minister quipped to a private meeting of Conservative MPs that the UK’s success on vaccines was due to “greed” and
It’s almost exactly a year since coronavirus made its first impression on the UK, when a government-chartered plane flew 83 British passengers home from Wuhan to a wind-swept military airfield west of London. Now in the midst of its third national
A leading scientist has defended the government’s decision to describe the new coronavirus variant as more deadly after others claimed the proof is still vague. There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England
Once again, Eid festivities are being held in the shadow of the coronavirus, though the essence of the occasion – spreading hope and cheerfulness – remains. However, residents should keep certain things in mind, given the unusual nature of the timing of the event.
In March 2020, still early in the pandemic, I opined that for introverts quarantine can be a liberation. I was extrapolating from personal experience and historical examples. And many other pundits had a similar hunch. But we were speculating before we
Even as India receives an outpouring of aid from several countries to tackle the numbing and devastating effects of the pandemic, collaboration on other urgent issues cannot be set aside. In early May, India and Britain agreed to work together on plans to combat