Covishield vaccine approved for US travel, people who have taken both doses will be able to go

Covishield vaccine approved for US travel, people who have taken both doses will be able to go

India is extending a helping hand to other countries, while America has made new changes regarding travelers coming from abroad. The US has announced a new international travel system, under which only fully vaccinated people will get entry into the US from November. Former President Donald Trump barred foreign travelers from entering the US at the beginning of the Corona epidemic, now President Biden's new policy has relieved people of a country like India from travel restrictions.

 People from 33 countries including India will be allowed to enter after being fully vaccinated

India is among 33 countries from where fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter. Covishield is the only India-made vaccine that is on the list of approved vaccines so far. From November, only fully vaccinated people from Europe's 26 Schengen countries, including Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France and India, as well as Britain, Ireland, Greece, China, South Africa, Iran and Brazil, will be allowed air travel. Will give

Vaccines authorized by FDA or WHO will get permission

Shortly after the announcement, the White House clarified that the final decision on which vaccines would be accepted rested with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). America's top medical body said that a person will be considered 'fully vaccinated' against corona only if they have received an FDA-authorized jab or a World Health Organization (WHO)-authorized vaccine. Foreign nationals must present a certificate of vaccination before travelling. There will be no need to be quarantined when coming from outside.

WHO approved seven vaccines

So far only seven vaccines have been approved for use by the WHO. These include Moderna, Pfizer-BioNtech, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca formulations) and China's Sinofarm and Sinovac.

The indigenous Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech is yet to be approved as it is neither approved by WHO nor US FDA. Bharat Biotech has applied to WHO for approval of Covaxin, it is expected to be approved soon.


In the interim government of Taliban in Afghanistan, new ministers, deputy ministers were increased, economic team expanded

In the interim government of Taliban in Afghanistan, new ministers, deputy ministers were increased, economic team expanded

The Taliban on Tuesday announced the names of several more ministers and deputy ministers in its interim government in Afghanistan. But despite worldwide pressure, no woman has been included in this expansion of the Taliban government. The Taliban has expanded after presenting a preliminary blueprint for its government earlier this month by announcing the names of top leaders in the top positions. It is noteworthy that the international community has said that it will look into the words and actions of the Taliban and will consider recognition of the new Afghan government after considering the treatment of women and minorities. The Taliban, in its first term, had completely banned women and girls in the country from studying, writing, working or moving in society.

Taliban expands economic team

The Taliban government of Afghanistan has strengthened the economic team. For this, a commerce minister and two deputy have been appointed. The group will seek to revive a financial system with a sudden halt to billions of dollars in foreign aid. On Tuesday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a news conference that Nooruddin Azizi, a businessman from Panjshir province, north of Kabul, has been named as the acting minister of commerce and industry. They will start work immediately. Ajizi is joined by the caretaker finance minister and the economic affairs minister in a team facing a difficult task. Both were announced earlier.

women may be included at a later time

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, while giving information about the cabinet expansion, said that women could be included in the government at a later time. However, he did not specify any specific time for this. The spokesman said that rules are being prepared for Afghan girls to read, write and work according to the Shariat. But no time limit has been given for when these rules will be ready. Mujahid said minorities, such as the Hazra community, have been taken care of in this cabinet expansion. Deputy ministers have been hired for technical proficiency.

Commenting on the international community's hesitation to recognize the government, the Mujahid said there was no reason to put the work on hold. It is the responsibility of the United Nations and other countries to recognize our government. Along with this, Asian, European and Islamic countries have a responsibility to establish diplomatic relations with us. The Taliban currently need international help to run their government. The condition of this country is dire after four decades of long struggle. The previous government, running with American support, was dependent on international aid. Afghanistan's economy was in dire straits before the Taliban took power last month. Now the situation is getting worse in the new regime.

Poverty has suddenly started increasing. The Taliban does not consider this situation to be very worrying. The spokesman says that most of the funding given to the previous corrupt government was used in the 20-year war against the Taliban. The spokesman said that we can run our business without foreign help. We have enough resources. According to what we have seen and understood so far, Afghanistan is not an economically unsuccessful country. We have enough revenue. If we control and store it properly then we will solve all our immediate problems. But it is not yet clear how revenue will be raised from the country, which is projecting 97 percent of the population of the United Nations to reach below the poverty line by the end of the year. The Taliban have named their cabinet as the interim government, but have not yet made it clear whether elections will be held in the country anytime soon.