COVId 19 Pandemic

Hundreds of New York City jailers face suspension over vaccine mandate

Fewer than 100 of a promised 600 guards have been hired, Boscio said, and none of them have started working in the jails.

published on : 1st December 2021

Poland PM Mateusz Morawiecki​ urges COVID vaccinations as deaths rise

Poland PM Mateusz Morawiecki's appeal on Wednesday was made to a nation with a vaccination rate of just 54%.

published on : 1st December 2021

African, Western Pacific and European regions report increase in COVID cases: WHO

The report, for the first time, referred to the new omicron variant that was christened on Friday after being detected in South Africa and Botswana.

published on : 1st December 2021

Portugal tightens restrictions despite COVID vaccine success

Nightclubs, hospitals, nursing homes and sports venues also must require negative virus tests from visitors and patrons, including vaccinated ones.

published on : 1st December 2021

Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback

Travelers eager to get out there have been thrown back into the old routine of reading up on new requirements and postponing trips.

published on : 1st December 2021

Growing number of Germans in ICUs with coronavirus

German federal and state leaders are expected to decide Thursday on new measures to curb a sharp recent rise in coronavirus infections.

published on : 1st December 2021

European Union decides against emergency summit on omicron for now

An emergency summit had been discussed for days, but it was tough to find a time slot for all the leaders.

published on : 1st December 2021

Austrian lockdown extended through December 11 as planned

Austria has a relatively low vaccination rate for Western Europe, with just under 67% of the population fully vaccinated.

published on : 1st December 2021

Saudi Arabia detect first case of new coronavirus variant omicron

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it detected its first case of the new coronavirus variant omicron.

published on : 1st December 2021

Nigeria detects first case of omicron variant from October

The two unidentified travelers arrived in the West African country last week, but the variant has also been confirmed in cases in Nigeria prior to their arrival.

published on : 1st December 2021

Japan starts booster COVID vaccinations amid omicron scare

Booster shots for elderly people, who received their initial inoculations starting in April, are expected to begin in January.

published on : 1st December 2021

A, B and Rh+ blood groups more disposed to Covid-19: Study

The study was conducted on 2,586 Covid patients, tested through real-time PCR and who were admitted at SGRH from April 8 to October 4, 2020.

published on : 1st December 2021

Russia to revise COVID-19 response in the wake of omicron variant

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he tasked the government to work up a revised plan of COVID-19 response within a week.

published on : 30th November 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken​ says vaccine disparity must be tackled

Antony Blinken noted that sometimes the supply of vaccines may actually be sufficient to meet the needs, but the ability to get shots in arms is lacking.

published on : 30th November 2021

Czech Republic politicians put aside difference to back booster plan

The infection rate was 1,230 new cases per 100,000 residents over the past seven days on Monday, currently making it one of the hardest-hit countries.

published on : 30th November 2021
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