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”

Latvia has one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the world – DW News

The Baltic country has one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the world. As Latvia struggles with spiking infections, its people are having to deal with a strict lockdown that experts say came too late.

China’s COVID-19 outbreak developing rapidly, health official says

China’s latest COVID-19 outbreak is developing rapidly, a health official said, as the authorities demanded high vigilance at ports of entry amid growing infections in a northeastern border city caused by the virus arriving from abroad. Some 377 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms were reported from Oct. 17-29, National Health Commission (NHC) data showed.Continue reading “China’s COVID-19 outbreak developing rapidly, health official says”

Why did Eastern Europe and the Baltics get so badly hit by the latest COVID-19 wave? – DW News

As winter approaches, cases of COVID-19 are rising across Europe. Eastern Europe and the Baltics are seeing the highest numbers, and some countries and cities are turning to lockdowns to pull them back from the brink. Latvia has the highest rate of new cases of any European Union country, with nearly 900 cases per 100,000Continue reading “Why did Eastern Europe and the Baltics get so badly hit by the latest COVID-19 wave? – DW News”

Moscow enters lockdown as the country is at risk to lead in global COVID infections – DW News

Moscow went into lockdown Thursday until November 7 to combat a surge in COVID cases. It comes as Russia officially recorded more than 40,000 new COVID infections and 1,159 deaths. Russia has officially recorded nearly 8.4 million cases and more than 235,000 deaths since the pandemic began, though the official statistics agency Rosstat said inContinue reading “Moscow enters lockdown as the country is at risk to lead in global COVID infections – DW News”

As Russia shuts down, Putin ‘can’t understand what’s going on’ with vaccine hesitancy

“We have a reliable and efficient vaccine. The vaccine really reduces the risks of illness, grave complications and death,” he said.  Russia Wednesday reported 1,028 new coronavirus deaths, the highest 24-hour death toll in the country since the start of the pandemic. Putin said he didn’t understand the vaccine hesitancy in the country, even amongContinue reading “As Russia shuts down, Putin ‘can’t understand what’s going on’ with vaccine hesitancy”

‘The UK really is in trouble’: Doctors warn of a dire Covid crisis as officials reject restrictions

The U.K. is seeing rampant Covid infections and a slowly increasing number of hospitalizations and deaths. The warnings come just as government officials have insisted that more restrictions on public life are not yet necessary. Making matters potentially worse, the U.K. is also monitoring a mutation of the delta variant. An increasing number of doctorsContinue reading “‘The UK really is in trouble’: Doctors warn of a dire Covid crisis as officials reject restrictions”

Many Indians unlikely to be fully vaccinated by year-end despite ample COVID shots

Tens of millions of Indian adults are unlikely to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of 2021, despite ample supplies, due to an unusually large gap between the doses of the most widely-used vaccine and growing complacency as cases fall. The locally-produced AstraZeneca (AZN.L) vaccine which is known as Covishield has a 12 to 16Continue reading “Many Indians unlikely to be fully vaccinated by year-end despite ample COVID shots”

Flights cancelled, schools closed as China fights new COVID-19 outbreak

Authorities in China cancelled hundreds of flights, closed schools and ramped up mass testing on Thursday (Oct 21) to try and stamp out a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a group of tourists. Beijing has maintained a relentless zero-COVID approach with strict border closures and targeted lockdowns, even as other countries tentatively try to easeContinue reading “Flights cancelled, schools closed as China fights new COVID-19 outbreak”

Moscow to shut shops, schools as COVID-19 deaths soar

Authorities in Moscow on Thursday announced plans to shut restaurants, cinemas and non-food stores and introduce other restrictions later this month, as Russia registered the highest daily numbers of new coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic. The government coronavirus task force reported 36,339 new confirmed infections and 1,036 deaths in theContinue reading “Moscow to shut shops, schools as COVID-19 deaths soar”

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