Every year, temporary workers, frequently from eastern Europe, travel across borders to help with agriculture and factory production lines. But now the pandemic is forcing a rethink of how to keep workers safe, particularly after outbreaks within meat packing plants in Germany.
Russia has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and it has been named 'Sputnik V'. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine was effective and said that one of his daughters had already been inoculated. The vaccine is administered in two doses and consists of two serotypes of a human adenovirus, each carrying an S-antigen of the new coronavirus, which enter human cells and produce an immune response. However, concerns have been raised from several quarters over the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Several countries including the US, Canada and Germany have raised questions over the vaccine and said that vaccine production is not a race. What makes matters murky is that the approval comes even before the start of a larger trial involving thousands of participants, commonly known as a Phase III trial. The World Health Organisation said any stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review. So why is the world sceptical about Russia's 'Sputnik V'? Watch this video to find out.
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Charles Michel who chairs the summit is expected to reveal new proposals ahead of Sunday's meeting to bridge the gap between the 'frugal four' countries (Austria, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden) and other countries who don't want to see big cuts and conditions added to the recovery fund.View on euronews
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Zindzi Mandela, daughter of anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59. Zindzi, who was Nelson and Winnie Mandela's youngest daughter, died early Monday morning. She was born in 1960 to Nelson, South Africa’s first black president, and Winnie, an anti-apartheid activist. The 59-year-old woman was a political activist and South Africa's ambassador to Denmark. Zindzi Mandela is survived by her husband and four children. Her cause of death has not been released.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen postponed her wedding to attend the European Council meeting in July. According to CNN, EU leaders are to meet for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. They plan to discuss the European budget and plants to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Prederiksen said while she was “looking forward to marrying this man,” she needs to do her job and “protect Denmark’s interests.
While many ‘AIR TAXI’ companies have just renderings to show for their ideas a Swiss company have announced completion of the first phase off VTOL Tech demonstrator flight testing. Dufour Aerospace have carried out 550 test flights of the two-wing craft fully-electric, it has a 4.5-metre (14.8-FT) wingspan. Dufour's vision is to build the Aero VTOL Aircraft to bring you "...from your doorstep to nearly anywhere you want over 5 times faster than a car."
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino is the subject of criminal proceedings overmeetings he held with the Swiss attorney general. A special federal publicprosecutor, Stefan Keller, was appointed last month to examine complaints madein relation to the meetings involving Infantino, attorney general MichaelLauber and the chief public prosecutor for the Upper Valais region, RinaldoArnold.
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Business Insider reports that Swiss private bank Lombard Odier sold half its gold position. The move comes despite its surge to record levels. The bank's chief economist Samy Chaar said: "We see a bit of vulnerability at the current price levels." Chaar said the negative economic outlook in the US was not sustainable. He said real interest rates will eventually recover and that could keep gold prices volatile.