13 Jan 2022

French teachers strike in protest at Covid-19 school protocols

Teachers in France have gone on strike to protest Covid-19 protocols in schools. Teachers are accusing changes to France’s Covid-19 testing requirements of causing chaos and putting teachers’ lives in danger. The French Ministry of Education told CNN that roughly 31% of all schoolteachers were on strike on Thursday. The

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05 Jan 2022

Hong Kong bans some inbound flights, tightens COVID-19 curbs

Hong Kong has announced a two-week ban on flights arriving from eight different countries, including the US and UK. The city also tightened restrictions on Wednesday as authorities feared a fifth wave of infections due to the Omicron variant. The restrictions were announces as health authorities searched the city for

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03 Jan 2022

France cuts isolation times and plans crackdown on unvaccinated amid record surge in Covid cases

On Monday, new restrictions will come into affect across France due to the rising toll of Covid-19 Omicron cases on the country and its population. The variant’s rapid spread across France has prompted the government to cut isolation times for those who are vaccinated and more to further isolate the

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28 Dec 2021

US halves isolation time for asymptomatic Covid infection

As the Omicron variant infects thousands across the globe, US health officials have decreased the recommended isolation time for people with asymptomatic Covid-19 infections by half. Instead of quarantining for 10 days, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that individuals who are not experiencing symptoms of the virus may

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16 Dec 2021

France to drastically restrict travel from UK

France is planning on renewing Covid restrictions for travelers arriving from the UK in an attempt to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. On Saturday, the French prime minister’s office stated that travelers from the UK would have to provide a compelling reason for entering France. In addition, all

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15 Dec 2021

Murder plots and threats from anti-vaxxers pose challenge for Germany’s new chancellor

Germany is facing threats from anti-vaccine organizations, posing a new challenge for Germany’s recently-inaugurated Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Mr. Scholz finds himself confronting an increasingly popular and dangerous radical anti-vaccination movement. According to police reports, the group has plotted to murder elected officials and is actively threatening others. On Wednesday morning,

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08 Dec 2021

Germany records highest number of daily Covid-19 deaths since February

This week, Germany recorded its highest number of daily deaths from Covid-19 since February. The shocking numbers occurred on Wednesday, as the country struggles to bring the fourth wave of the pandemic under control. In total, 69,601 new infections were reported and an additional 527 individuals dies from the virus.

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30 Nov 2021

Omicron Variant Drives Rise in Covid-19 Hospitalizations in South Africa Hot Spot

The Omicron variant of Covid-19, which emerged in South Africa, has driven a sharp increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations in the country’s province over the past two weeks. However, South Africa reports that fewer patients are being treated for severe disease than in previous surges. There has also been an unusually

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23 Nov 2021

Europe region faces 700,000 more Covid deaths by March says WHO

According to the World Health Organization, an additional 700,000 people could die of Covid-19 in Europe and parts of Asia over the next several months. In the 53 countries that the WHO categorizes as the European region, there are already over 1.5 million deaths. The WHO also warned that intensive

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28 Oct 2021

Moscow launches fresh restrictions as Covid-19 deaths hit record high in Russia

New Covid-19 restrictions have been put into place in Moscow due to rising infection rates and deaths across the country. The Russian capital will enter an 11 day paid holiday that authorities hope with help to stop the influx in cases and deaths. The restrictions came into effect as Russia

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