Germany to end quarantine pay for those without vaccinations

Germany will stop paying compensation to unvaccinated workers who are forced into quarantine by coronavirus measures as it is unfair to ask taxpayers to subsidise those who refuse to get inoculated, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday. The rules, which will be implemented by the governments of Germany’s 16 federal states, will take effectContinue reading “Germany to end quarantine pay for those without vaccinations”

Police on-scene at Vail elementary school after group threatens to zip-tie principal over COVID-19 protocols

A conflict over the COVID-19 quarantine policy at a Vail Unified School District elementary school has been resolved shortly after protesters threatened to make a citizen’s arrest on the principal Thursday morning. According to VUSD officials, a student at Mesquite Elementary School was asked to quarantine after he reportedly was in close contact with anContinue reading “Police on-scene at Vail elementary school after group threatens to zip-tie principal over COVID-19 protocols”

Argentina’s president charged with allegedly breaking quarantine

The case against Fernandez has grabbed headlines after Argentina imposed stricter lockdowns on the public. Argentinian prosecutors charged President Alberto Fernandez with allegedly breaking a mandatory quarantine when he and his partner hosted a birthday party with friends last year. Local media outlets Dailies Clarin and La Nacion reported the news, citing prosecutors, who didContinue reading “Argentina’s president charged with allegedly breaking quarantine”

UK PM Johnson reverses plan to skip quarantine after COVID exposure

PM U-turns after backlash, will now self-isolate Plan to dodge full quarantine lasted less than three hours ‘Freedom Day’ plans to go ahead despite surging cases Johnson pleads with public to take cautious approach British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak will both self-isolate in line with national guidance, abandoning heavily criticisedContinue reading “UK PM Johnson reverses plan to skip quarantine after COVID exposure”

Seoul heads for lockdown as infections spiral in South Korea

Another 1,378 cases on Friday as authorities warn new case numbers may nearly double by the end of July South Korea posted its highest ever number of new daily Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency has said, in a third consecutive day of record high new infections. Starting onContinue reading “Seoul heads for lockdown as infections spiral in South Korea”

Australia reports first 2021 local COVID-19 death, highest case number

Australia reported its first locally contracted COVID-19 death of the year on Sunday and a 2021 record 77 new cases of the virus in the state of New South Wales, which is battling an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the numbers in and around the country’s biggest cityContinue reading “Australia reports first 2021 local COVID-19 death, highest case number”

UK students want tuition fees refunded as they face third year online

Universities are still waiting for clarity on social-distancing rules before deciding on mix of teaching, Observer survey finds Students are facing a third successive year of online learning, after an Observer analysis suggested that most universities are planning to offer a mix of in-person seminars and online lectures when term begins again this autumn. It prompted freshContinue reading “UK students want tuition fees refunded as they face third year online”

Daily UK Covid cases rise by almost 40% in 24 hours

Boris Johnson warned not to relax travel restrictions as new ‘Delta-plus’ variant arrives Boris Johnson is being urged to hold back from further relaxations on international travel after Covid cases jumped by 40 per cent in a single day and it was confirmed a potentially more transmissible variant has arrived in the UK. Additional control measures have been putContinue reading “Daily UK Covid cases rise by almost 40% in 24 hours”

COVID-19: Almost all of UK’s coronavirus cases are Delta as variant infections rise by more than 33,000 in a week

A total of 423 people have been admitted to hospital with the Delta variant since last week, health officials have said. The Delta variant now accounts for almost all of the UK’s coronavirus cases, according to Public Health England. Some 33,630 cases of the variant were recorded in the last week and PHE said “theContinue reading “COVID-19: Almost all of UK’s coronavirus cases are Delta as variant infections rise by more than 33,000 in a week”

California’s stricter COVID rules did not hurt the economy: report

Silicon Valley has seen faster job growth since December than the US Regulations aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 did not come at the expense of California’s economy, according to a new report that found states that took a more hands-off approach to the pandemic did not see an economic boost from their limitedContinue reading “California’s stricter COVID rules did not hurt the economy: report”

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