Russian higher education institutions are expected to admit foreign students who vaccinated with a vaccine to study in the country. “Universities will have a common policy in this area. I think we will accept any vaccine,” said Pavel Shevtsov, deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo, a foreign ministry agency that oversees students.
Brazil’s Supreme Prosecutor has called for an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro over allegations he failed to act on concern about corruption when purchasing coronavirus vaccines from India. The president has been charged with dereliction of duty in a R$1.6 billion ($320 million) deal to acquire 20 million injections of Covaxin.
Saudi Arabs cannot travel to Ethiopia, Vietnam or the United Arab Emirates because of a increase in the coronavirus cases in those countries, the interior ministry said. The ministry said travel to Saudi Arabia had also been suspended for the three countries, which join previously announced Afghanistan on the banned list.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said British travelers with two Covid-19 vaccinations will be able to travel to Germany “in the near future” without going into quarantine. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he “trusted” those who received an Indian-made Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. would have no problems this summer.
GlaxoSmithKline’s board of directors has supported current CEO Emma Walmsley and rejected Elliott Management’s demands to appoint new directors. Have his shares underperforming rivals, and observers have said the performance of its vaccine business during the Covid-19 pandemic has been mediocre.
Oxford Nanopore, one of Britain’s most highly regarded tech start-ups, will use an “anti-takeover” structure in its upcoming IPO so it can fend off foreign bidders. The company, which emerged from Oxford University in 2005, has had a breakthrough year after its DNA sequencing technology tracked the spread of Covid-19 variants.
The market is offering UK travel companies a bid in anticipation of a potential easing of pandemic restrictions. While adjustments, discontinued operations, separately disclosed items and one-off charges made Stagecoach’s full year results almost incomprehensible, the balance sheet went back to £61 million in positive assets.
UK-based Dixons Carphone’s mission to become a successful “omnichannel” retail company has been boosted by the lockdowns as homebound consumers bought more televisions, laptops and video game consoles. The result is a 103% increase in online electrical sales to £4.7 billion.