Germany bans unvaccinated people from shops and bars – BBC News

Germany has announced sweeping new restrictions for people who have not been vaccinated against Covid. Chancellor Angela Merkel said unvaccinated people would be barred from many public places, including non-essential shops and events, unless they had recently recovered from Covid. “Culture and leisure nationwide will be open only to those who have been vaccinated orContinue reading “Germany bans unvaccinated people from shops and bars – BBC News”

Suspected Omicron coronavirus case found in Germany

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has probably arrived in Germany, officials in the western state of Hesse said on Saturday, after mutations were found in a passenger arriving from South Africa. “Last night several Omicron-typical mutations were found in a traveller returning from South Africa,” tweeted Kai Klose, social affairs minister in Hesse, homeContinue reading “Suspected Omicron coronavirus case found in Germany”

France to send special forces to Guadeloupe after looting, arson – Al Jazeera

France has sent special police officers to its overseas territory of Guadeloupe. There have been nightly disturbances there, alongside a strike to protest against compulsory COVID-19 passes. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba has more.

Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities – BBC News

The Belgian capital Brussels is the latest European city to see mass protests and unrest over tighter coronavirus restrictions. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets, some throwing fireworks and missiles at police who responded with tear gas and water canon. Belgium has brought in new measures in response to a sharp riseContinue reading “Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities – BBC News”

Mass protests against lockdowns and vaccines in Prague, Rome, Amsterdam

Thousands of protesters gathered in Vienna on Saturday after the Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the quickly rising coronavirus infections in the country. The far-right opposition Freedom Party was among those who have called for the protest and vowed to combat the new restrictions. Demonstrations against virus measures also took place inContinue reading “Mass protests against lockdowns and vaccines in Prague, Rome, Amsterdam”

Austria reimposes full lockdown, plans to make COVID vaccines compulsory

Austria to return to complete lockdown as of Monday Has one of western Europe’s lowest vaccination rates Daily infections have continued to set new records Population will be required to get vaccinated from Feb. 1 Austria will become the first country in western Europe to reimpose a full coronavirus lockdown this autumn to tackle aContinue reading “Austria reimposes full lockdown, plans to make COVID vaccines compulsory”

Dutch government tightens coronavirus restrictions amid surging infections

The Netherlands is one of the first Western European countries to bring back restrictions. The Dutch government announced Tuesday it would reimpose restrictive measures to combat the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections. From Friday, COVID passports will be mandatory for sports venues and so-called high-flow spaces, such as amusement parks and museums, and compulsory useContinue reading “Dutch government tightens coronavirus restrictions amid surging infections”

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists

Tens of thousands of union members and other Italians gathered in Rome to stand up against rising fascism Saturday, a week after right-wing extremists forced their way into the headquarters of Italy’s most powerful labor confederation while protesting a COVID-19 certification requirement for workplaces. The head of the CGIL union confederation, Maurizio Landini, led theContinue reading “Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists”

Pressure mounts in Italy to dissolve neo-fascist group after riots

Italy’s government was under growing pressure on Monday to dissolve the Forza Nuova neo-fascist group involved in violent weekend protests against a government drive to make the COVID-19 “Green Pass” mandatory for all workers. Since its foundation in 1997, Forza Nuova has repeatedly been accused of using violence against immigrants and police. Along with theContinue reading “Pressure mounts in Italy to dissolve neo-fascist group after riots”

Fanatic anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are continuing to radicalize | COVID-19 Special – DW News

A 20-year old petrol station worker was shot dead in Germany after asking a customer to mask up. The country has seen many protests, sometimes violent, over its hygiene rules – but the shooting was the first death directly linked to the restrictions. It prompted widespread shock and condemnation. It’s an escalation of conspiracy theories.Continue reading “Fanatic anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are continuing to radicalize | COVID-19 Special – DW News”

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