Germany lifts travel warning for Europe from June 15

Visitors wear protective face masks during the reopening of Neuschwanstein Castle, near the village of Hohenschwangau in southern Germany on June 2, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 03 June 2020

Germany lifts travel warning for Europe from June 15

  • Europe looks to further ease restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus

BERLIN: Germany will lift its blanket travel warning for European nations from June 15, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Wednesday, as the continent looks to further ease restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus.
“We have decided today that the travel warning for the named circle of countries will not be continued but replaced by travel advice,” Maas said, referring to EU nations plus a handful of countries in the region including Switzerland and Iceland.


Japan in deal to purchase AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

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Japan in deal to purchase AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

  • Japan announced a deal last week to buy 120 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer and BioNTech

TOKYO: Japan has agreed to acquire 120 million doses of AstraZeneca’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine if it is successfully developed, the health minister said on Friday.
The agreement comes after Japan announced a deal last week to buy 120 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech.