- Sydney Covid Cases Stabilise, Southern Australia On Alert
Sydney: Australian authorities reported a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases in Sydney on Thursday, as the country’s largest city endures an extended lockdown to suppress the country’s worst outbreak of this year of the highly contagious Delta variant.
- Covid Cluster At Japan Hotel Hosting Brazilian Olympians
Tokyo: At least eight staff at a Japanese hotel hosting Brazil’s Olympic judo team have tested positive for coronavirus, local officials said Thursday. Health and sports officials at Hamamatsu city, west of Tokyo, said virus screenings were done before the judo delegation of around 30 members arrived there on Saturday.
- “Perfect Storm About To Happen”: UN Warns Against Fall In Childhood Vaccination
Geneva, Switzerland: The UN warned Thursday that a “perfect storm” was brewing, with a raging pandemic disrupting access to routine vaccinations, leaving millions of children at risk from measles and other deadly diseases. A full 23 million children missed out on basic childhood vaccines last year, as routine health services were hit worldwide by restrictions aimed at controlling Covid-19 and many parents shunned the clinics that were open for fear of exposure to the virus.
- Desperate Search For Oxygen In Myanmar As Latest Covid Wave Hits
Yangon: Residents across Myanmar’s biggest city are defying a military curfew in a desperate search for oxygen to keep their loved ones breathing as a new coronavirus wave crashes over the coup-wracked country. The spike in cases is the latest blow to Myanmar, already suffering from a February coup and a bloody crackdown on dissent that has killed over 900 people and gutted the economy.
- Singapore Sees Most Covid Cases In 10 Months After Karaoke Cluster
Singapore: Singapore reported its highest number of local coronavirus cases in 10 months on Wednesday, after the discovery of a cluster among hostesses and customers of KTV karaoke lounges. Of the 56 new community infections, 42 were linked to the KTV outbreak, the health ministry said.
- Norwegian cruise company sues Florida over ban on Covid vaccine passports
A Norwegian cruise ship company has filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida surgeon general, over a state law that prohibits companies from asking or requiring customers and employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
- COVID-19 cases in U.S. rising again, doubling over three weeks
The COVID-19 curve in the United States is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates.
- Bangladesh to lift Covid lockdown for festival despite record infections
Bangladesh will lift its nationwide coronavirus lockdown for the country’s second-biggest religious festival, the government said Tuesday, even as new infections soared to record levels.
- TikTok Sounds being used to spread Covid vaccine misinformation: Report
TikTok feature that allows users to add another person’s audio to their videos is being used to promote misleading and harmful content about COVID-19 vaccines, a think tank said in a new report.
- EU holding back approval for Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine ‘discriminatory’, say experts
A fter Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European destination of their choice. They were wrong.