Slovak Health Minister Forced to Resign over Sputnik V Purchase

Slovakian Health Minister Marek Krajci was forced to resign on Thursday amid pressure from the country’s four-party coalition government, which threatened to disband last month in protest of his order of two million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V, a Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate.

A measles vaccine is prepared on September 10, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Boris Confirms New Four-Week Lockdown in England

(AFP) — Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown in England, which will join several European countries in imposing the measure for a second time, as Slovakia took a different tack and began testing its entire population.