In northern India, tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims have gathered for a festival, despite a huge jump in COVID-19 infections. The Magh Mela festival, which includes bathing in the Ganges river, is one of the holiest pilgrimages in the Hindu faither. Last year’s festival was described as a COVID-19 ‘superspreader’ event. How are pilgrimsContinue reading “Thousands in India gather for Magh Mela festival amid COVID surge – DW News”
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German leaders agree to new omicron measures – DW News
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and leaders of the country’s 16 states agreed on a new raft of rules and restrictions on Friday to curb the spread of COVID-19. Scholz outlined new rules for restaurants and bars, while also shortening quarantine and self-isolation periods.
Quebec reintroduces 10 p.m. curfew as infection rates skyrocket
The Quebec government will reintroduce a curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting Dec. 31 as the province battles an explosive rise of COVID-19 infections driven by the Omicron variant. “I know we’re all tired, but it’s my responsibility to protect (Quebecers),” said Legault. “(Experts) agree that, in the coming weeks, there is aContinue reading “Quebec reintroduces 10 p.m. curfew as infection rates skyrocket”
Omicron update: Soaring COVID-19 infections around the world – DW News
The Omicron variant is causing skyrocketing rates of COVID-19 infections in countries around the world. The Director-General of the World Health Organization says he is extremely worried about the massive spike in cases driven by the simultaneous spread of Delta and Omicron.
Minister rejects calls to reduce self-isolation to five days in England
No plans to change current seven-day period to ease NHS staff shortages, says Chloe Smith Calls for a reduction in England’s Covid self-isolation period from seven days to five in order to ease NHS staff shortages have been dismissed by a government minister. Chloe Smith, the minister for disabled people, health and work, said theContinue reading “Minister rejects calls to reduce self-isolation to five days in England”
Omicron drives record cases in Europe, France reports 180,000 cases – WION
As covid-19 cases are now wreaking havoc across the European continent in particular France, Britain, Greece and Portugal have all reported record daily case numbers. France for one has reported a record high of almost 180,000 confirmed covert cases in the last 24-hour period.
Germany bans unvaccinated people from hospitality and leisure venues – BBC News
Authorities in some parts of Germany have banned unvaccinated people from bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, as the country battles a fourth wave of Covid. The country has recently recorded its highest Covid infection rates since the pandemic began, with some hospitals already close to capacity.
Hundreds of Indonesian healthcare workers contract COVID-19 despite vaccination, dozens hospitalised
More than 350 Indonesian doctors and healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19 despite being vaccinated with Sinovac and dozens have been hospitalised, officials said, as concerns rise about the efficacy of some vaccines against more virulent virus variants. Most were asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, said Badai Ismoyo, head of the Kudus district health office inContinue reading “Hundreds of Indonesian healthcare workers contract COVID-19 despite vaccination, dozens hospitalised”