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Live news: Hong Kong delays leadership race as Covid outbreak tightens its grip

Portugal is dropping most of its Covid-19 restrictions as infection levels drop, but people who test positive for the virus will still have to self-isolate whether or not they show symptoms, the government. Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter any place, including hotels and restaurants, but certificates will still need to […]

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Covid News: New Zealand plans to fully reopen

Video transcription Return transcription WHO warns against countries lifting pandemic measures The director-general of the World Health Organization said it was premature for any country to ‘capitulate’ or ‘declare victory’ over the coronavirus, and urged caution about easing restrictions too hastily . We are now beginning to see a very worrying increase in disease in […]

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Loosening of Covid travel rules and optimistic retail data should ease New Year’s blues

This article is an on-site version of our The Week Ahead newsletter. Register here to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox every Sunday Hello and welcome to the working week. Hang on. The next seven days will be tough as temperatures cool to bones, the post-festive period continues, and people grapple with New Year’s […]

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Covid News: Omicron did not influence the least vaccinated US counties

A security checkpoint at Denver International Airport on Sunday. While the coronavirus was a major factor in the groundings, bad weather and maintenance issues also caused problems.Credit…David Zalubowski / Associated press Flight disruptions in the United States continued on Monday as many people made their first trip in nearly two years, and Dr.Anthony S. Fauci, […]

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Omicron, CDC Guidelines and Covid-19: Live Updates

Workers at an RV company last year in LaGrange, Indiana, where many residents are Amish.Credit…Brendan Smialowski / Agence France-Presse, via Getty Images In the United States, more than 204 million people are fully vaccinated, but that still represents only 62% of the population, far less than in most other wealthy countries. At the county level, […]

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The increase in cases in Australia continues; UK ‘Considering Home Vaccinations’ – As Happened | World news

7:27 p.m. is 19:27 That’s it for today’s Covid blog and thanks for following. Please join us as we launch our new live coronavirus news feed here. Or follow all of our best stories here. 19:19 is 19:19 Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for vaccinations by Queensland. First Annastacia Palaszczuk urged parents […]

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Covid News: Omicron variant appears to be spreading rapidly in Washington state

Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. A statewide mask mandate goes into effect Monday, forcing all businesses and public spaces that do not check the status of vaccines to require a mask.Credit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times Starting Monday, when New Yorkers hit a store for a quick purchase, they will again need to make sure […]

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US, Germany plan new restrictions as Omicron shakes investors up

US reports first case of Omicron in traveler from South Africa United States to announce measures to fight COVID-19 this winter European agency: Omicron could cause half of infections in Europe in a few months BERLIN / WASHINGTON, December 2 (Reuters) – The United States, Germany and Russia on Thursday joined countries with tighter COVID-19 […]

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COVID in Europe: Austria extends lockdown as Portugal tightens restrictions

COVID-19 cases are sweeping across Europe again – here’s a breakdown of how each country has responded to the outbreak. Measures vary across the continent, from a national lockdown in Austria to the UK where only slight restrictions are in place. Concerns over the new variant of Omicron detected in South Africa have prompted many […]

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Covid: Germany cases hit record high with Merkel warning of ‘dramatic’ situation

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German Center for Disease Control and Control, reported 65,371 new cases in the past 24 hours – an increase of 12,545 new infections from the previous 24 hour period. But those numbers are likely underreported, and the true scale of infections could be “two or three times as much,” […]

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COVID cases in Victoria increase, COVID NSW cases increase, International travel resumes, Emmanuel Macron talks about Scott Morrison AUKUS deal, NSW regional travel resumes

Three-quarters of New Zealanders aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as the country aims for 90% vaccination targets to see an end to ‘large-scale general lockdowns’. In an update this afternoon, the country’s chief health officer Dr Ashley Bloomfield said two milestones were reached yesterday, including that 75% of eligible New Zealanders […]

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Travel rules in Spain, Greece, France, Portugal for British tourists

The easing of some travel restrictions means many families can take advantage of traveling overseas for next week’s mid-term vacation. Since early October, the requirements in Wales for a pre-departure test have changed. You no longer need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in Wales if you are fully vaccinated and have not been […]

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Foreign missions ask for more flexible controls

‘COUNTER PRODUCTIVE’: German, French and Singaporean missions say Taiwan’s COVID-19 restrictions hamper local projects and business operations Several foreign missions to Taiwan have urged the government to ease its strict COVID-19 border controls, which they say hamper in-person trade and business operations. The missions made the call in response to media inquiries about how border […]

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A French expression you can hear today

All doctors will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid from tomorrow, Friday October 15, in order to be able to continue working. Since mid-September, doctors must prove that they have received at least one dose of the vaccine to continue practicing. Tomorrow it will be two. Nearly 10% (9.9%) of nursing staff in health […]

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Investment helps Italian economy emerge from pandemic

Matteo Dell’Acqua never thought Italy’s rebound against Covid would be so good. The 31-year-old boss of a family business says his investment in digitization and more environmentally friendly products made during the pandemic is paying off and has contributed to a 20% annual increase in orders. “It’s going very well,” said Dell’Acqua, whose company in […]

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French vaccination certificates compatible with the Welsh Covid pass scheme

The Welsh government confirmed today (October 5) that the France / EU Covid vaccination certificates will be compatible with the planned Covid pass program in the country, which is scheduled to launch on October 11. The scheme, in the same vein as the French system, will require a person to present proof of being fully […]

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A week for the wait to end

Updates on the global economy Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about global economic news. This article is an on-site version of our The Week Ahead newsletter. Register now here to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox every Sunday Hello and welcome to the working week. Studies show […]

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Prince Harry, Meghan and Macron demand more vaccines for Africa – SAPeople

British Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear on stage during the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park in New York, United States on September 25, 2021. REUTERS / Caitlin Ochs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with French President Emmanuel Macron, called for more vaccines for Africa during an address at the Global […]

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Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

We cover Biden’s call to strengthen the global response to the pandemic and some signs of trouble for the Chinese economy. Biden urges world to ‘go big’ against Covid President Biden on Wednesday called on executives, pharmaceutical executives and civil society organizations to develop a global plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a […]

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Summary of current events on health: the French company Carmat announces the first implant of its artificial heart in a woman; EU says people vaccinated with AstraZeneca should be able to travel to US and elsewhere

Here is a summary of the current health briefs. French company Carmat announces the first implantation of its artificial heart in a woman The French artificial heart manufacturer Carmat announced on Tuesday that it had carried out the first implant of its Aeson artificial heart in a woman. The company said the procedure was performed […]

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Latest coronavirus: New York schools to start weekly Covid testing

Angry Indians accuse UK of racism and discrimination, after India was excluded from a list of countries from which fully vaccinated people can travel to England without mandatory 10-day home isolation and onerous testing requirements. The UK government announced on Friday it was easing restrictions on travelers who had been fully vaccinated in the US, […]

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US to relax travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign visitors

The new rules will require all foreign nationals arriving in the United States to prove that they are fully vaccinated, said White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients. He said the new rules would come into effect in early November, a timeline that will give agencies and airlines “time to prepare.” The lifting of general […]

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Schools in Florida’s capital will require masks – Daily Bulletin

By the associated press TALLAHASSEE, Fla .– The principal of the Florida capital school on Sunday announced that masks will be required for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8, becoming the Seventh District to defy Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on these COVID-19 warrants. Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna said the district has seen positive tests […]

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Latest: Health Official: Full Okay Vaccine Could Arrive Soon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has said he wouldn’t be surprised if full Food and Drug Administration approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is coming soon and he expects that will spur more schools and companies to mandate vaccines. Murthy said on Sunday he did not want to preempt the FDA’s announcement, but disagreed […]

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California imposes Covid-19 vaccines on all teachers

All teachers in the U.S. state of California will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or undergo weekly drug tests, the governor said, as authorities grapple with rapidly increasing infection rates. The number of people testing positive for the disease has increased across the United States in recent weeks, with the highly infectious Delta variant […]

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Latest coronavirus: France to send medical teams to help control Covid in Caribbean territories

The spread of the Delta strain of the virus that causes Covid-19 across the United States sparked a wave of state-level proclamations over the weekend regarding mask warrants and vaccinations. The United States averages around 100,000 new Covid-19 infections per day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, up from 11,000 cases per day at […]

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Netherlands tightens entry rules for France, Greece, Switzerland and several other EU / Schengen countries

Dutch authorities have announced that from August 8, travelers from several countries in the European Union and the Schengen area will be subject to entry rules. Such a move was made after a handful of countries, which have recorded high infection rates with COVID-19, moved from green to yellow list, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. Therefore, all people […]

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Foreign tourist arrivals in Spain hit a new low in the first half of 2021 | Economy and business

Workers set up an information board on Alcúdia beach in Mallorca on May 12.CATI CLADERA / EFE The first six months of the year marked a new low for the Spanish tourism sector, which is still struggling to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Between January and June, there were 5.4 million international […]

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Good news for Indian students as France eases Covid travel restrictions

Update on international travel: Good news for Indian students and researchers, France has now relaxed travel restrictions linked to Covid. Thus, Indian students can now go to France to continue their studies. Scroll down for more details.Also read – Now is not the right time to travel to the Philippines from India. here’s why Check […]

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Politics This Week | The Economist

July 24, 2021 The worst flood hitting Europe since World War II has left at least 200 dead, and many more are still missing. Most of the deaths occurred in Germany, where days of unusually heavy rains caused rivers to overflow. Belgium has recorded at least 36 deaths. Germany’s complex federal system, with responsibilities shared […]

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Inventories drop amid fears COVID variants threaten economic recovery

From Wall Street to Sydney, stocks crash Monday amid rising fears COVID-19 infections means the pandemic is worsening in hot spots around the world. The S&P 500 stock index fell 1.6% in the first half hour of trading, after hitting a record just a week ago. Another sign of concern, the yield on the 10-year […]

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Thousands of people protest vaccination, COVID passes

PARIS (AP) – More than 100,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and to curb the rise in infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus. In Paris, separate far-right and far-left protest marches crossed different parts of the city. Demonstrations also took place […]

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COVID-19: Travelers frustrated by the government’s “chaotic” turnaround on quarantine rules in France | UK News

Holidaymakers and industrial groups denounced the late decision to quarantine the British for 10 days upon their return from France. From Monday, UK residents who have had two COVID jabs will no longer have to isolate themselves after their return to England from Orange List countries such as Spain, Portugal and Greece. France was supposed […]