Vaccine Nationalism - Governments Pay to Bring Production Home

The COVID pandemic is an unprecedented challenge to inoculate billions around the world. While the drugs are badly needed in the near term, some countries already are developing piecemeal plans reflecting the lack of any coherent global strategy to cover vaccination in a pandemic, which the world needs.

Tens of thousands rally in growing protests against Myanmar coup

Tens of thousands of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar poured back onto the streets on Feb. 7, as an internet blackout failed to stifle growing outrage at the military's ouster of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The fresh rally followed large protests on Feb. 6 across the country condemning the coup that brought a 10-year experiment with democracy to a crashing halt.

Cyprus tightens rules for incoming travelers

Cyprus is tightening measures for people arriving at airports from other countries, imposing a 72-hour self-quarantine and a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test within 72 hours after that, the Health Ministry announced.

It said the measures will come into force tomorrow and will apply for people arriving from low-risk category A and B countries.