Sweden has lower COVID mortality rate despite avoidance of strict lockdowns
(Reuters) – Sweden has avoided the strict lockdowns that negatively affected most countries, but has managed to emerge from 2020 with a smaller rise in its mortality rate than most European countries, an analysis of official data sources showed. Infectious disease experts alert the results should not be perceived... Read more
UEFA European Football Championship begins June 11
The UEFA European Football Championship is set to take place on June 11 after being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament is still meant to take place across 12 host cities despite the Coronavirus. UEFA has declared host cities must guarantee fans in the stadiums... Read more
WHO urges EU not to panic after massive rejection of AstraZeneca vaccine
(Reuters) – Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal and some other European countries have refused to vaccinate citizens with the AstraZeneca vaccine, fearing the possible severe side-effects associated with the blood clots formation. World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there is no evidence... Read more
Portugal to send some  COVID-19 vaccines to former African colonies
Portugal will contribute five per cent of COVID-19 vaccines to its former African colonies. “Supporting international vaccination is essential for the eradication of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said during an online event. “No country in the world will be safe until everyone is safe.” The... Read more
Britain can discuss but not seal trade deals while in EU
  VALLETTA, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Britain can discuss but not seal bilateral trade deals while it remains a member of the European Union, the deputy head of the bloc’s executive, which will lead the technical negotiations on Brexit, said on Tuesday. Frans Timmermans’ words highlight possible obstacles for... Read more