BrazilSociety

Brazil awaiting 2 million vaccine doses from India

The Brazilian government said Thursday that a shipment of two million doses of the British AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine was finally set to arrive in the country from India. The delivery Friday would be a much-needed boost to Brazil’s vaccination…
PoliticsSociety

EU member states agree to boost antigen testing

The Member States of the European Union unanimously agreed on Thursday to a recommendation establishing a common framework for the use of rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 and mutual recognition of results throughout the Union. According to a note released earlier this…
PoliticsPortugal

Portugal: Costa announces UK flight ban

The Portuguese prime minister has announced that, as of Saturday, there will be a total interruption of flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom, except for humanitarian flights or to repatriate Portuguese and British citizens. António Costa announced this measure…
PoliticsPortugal

Education ministers meet remotely on Friday

On Friday, the ministers of education, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, and higher education, Manuel Heitor, are to chair the informal Council of Education Ministers of the European Union on the role of education and training in the European social model. The meeting, which was…
MacaoSociety

Most local talents overseas want to return

The majority of local qualified staff who live and work outside Macau want to return to the city, according to a survey of more than 300 people released today (Wednesday) by the Talents Development Committee. The survey, which was sent to more than 800 qualified…
SocietyWorld

UN agency warns of another bad year for airlines

The UN aviation agency on Friday predicted “prolonged depressed demand” for air travel and more financial woes forairlines, following a year of fewer flights and big losses blamed on the pandemic. Air travel plunged 60 percent in 2020 as nations closed…
SocietyWorld

World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020, according to a UN report released on Friday Some 281 million people were living outside their country of…