Spain to decide this week which tourists can visit

Spanish border police officers stand guard at a checkpoint as a car crosses the French-Spanish border at La Jonquera on June 21, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 22 June 2020

Spain to decide this week which tourists can visit

  • Spain will discuss with EU whether to allow travelers from outside the continent in or not

MADRID, Spain: The Spanish government wants to decide this week on which countries to keep travel restrictions as it reopens to tourism after the coronavirus lockdown, the health minister said on Monday.
Salvador Illa told Cadena SER radio station that the world’s second-most visited nation will discuss with European Union (EU) partners whether to allow travelers from outside the continent in or not.
He added that authorities have identified some small new local coronavirus outbreaks, but they are under control. One of the worst-hit nations, Spain has registered 246,272 cases and 28,323 deaths.


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.