G7 Leaders Virtual Meeting Today on Afghanistan

Emergency talks by the G7 leadership will be held in a virtual format on August 24 initiated by the UK, who is chairing the club. The summit will focus on Afghanistan where developments are not going according to the way London and Washington anticipated. So far, the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) has not formed a coalition government.

Turkey joins EU COVID pass system

The European Union will accept Turkish COVID-19 certificates as of Aug. 20, the European Commission announced on on Aug. 19. 


The EU executive body adopted equivalence decisions for the COVID-19 certificates issued by the authorities of Turkey, North Macedonia, and Ukraine.

11,863 people vaccinated against COVID in last 24 hours

A number of 11,863 doses from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson were administered in the last 24 hours, of which 7,836 represent the first dose, and 4,027 the second dose, according to a briefing sent on Monday by Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).

White House says 50% of Americans fully vaccinated against Covid

Half of the U.S. population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the White House said on Aug. 6, as inoculations rise in response to the surging Delta variant of the coronavirus.


"50% of Americans (all ages) are now fully vaccinated. Keep going!" Cyrus Shahpar, the White House's Covid-19 data director, tweeted.

Ivanisevic - the most sensational story of Wimbledon

On this day, exactly 20 years ago, he won the trophy at the Grand Slam in London by coming to the trophy with a special invitation (wild card), as the 125th player in the world.
Due to old merits, since he played the Wimbledon final three times and lost, the fourth luck followed for the man from Split, due to the decision of the organizers to grant him wild card.

EMA official suggests ditching AstraZeneca jab

A top official in the European Medicines Agency said it might be worth abandoning AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine for all age groups where alternatives are available, in an interview published on June 13.

Marco Cavaleri, the EMA's head of vaccine strategy, also told Italy's La Stampa newspaper that the Johnson & Johnson jab should be preferentially used for the over 60s.

COVID vaccination campaign / 41,228 people immunized in last 24 hours; 17,358 - with first shot

In the last 24 hours there were 41,228 vaccine doses administered, among which 27,792 - Pfizer, 9,121 - Johnson&Johnson, 2,626 - Moderna and 1,689 - AstraZeneca, according to a press release sent by the National Committee of coordinating activities regarding vaccination (CNCAV) against COVID-19.