COVID cases break records in Europe, prompting booster shot expansion

COVID cases break records in Europe, prompting booster shot expansion

Slovakia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Hungary post record daily casesSweden to roll out booster shots to all adultsProspect of mandatory vaccinations raises concernsWHO chief warns against ‘false sense of security’ on vaccinesBRUSSELS/PRAGUE, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections broke records in parts of Europe on Wednesday, with the continent once again the epicentre of a pandemic … Read more

Ontario to offer take-home rapid COVID-19 tests to students over winter break

Ontario to offer take-home rapid COVID-19 tests to students over winter break

Minister of Health Christine Elliott is scheduled to hold a 2 p.m. ET news conference in Toronto. According to her office, Elliott will be joined by Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. You’ll be able to watch that news conference live in this story. Ontario says it … Read more

Friday prayers resume in Tehran after nearly two-year Covid break

Mass Friday prayers resumed in Tehran after a 20-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state TV reported. The prayers at Tehran University, a gathering of religious and political significance, came as authorities warned of a sixth wave of the coronavirus, which has so far claimed 124,928 lives in Iran and afflicted more than 5.8 … Read more

Moscow imposes new COVID curbs as daily deaths break record

Moscow imposes new COVID curbs as daily deaths break record

Medical specialists transport a patient outside a hospital for people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaCapital sets 4-month lockdown for unvaccinated over-60sGovernment proposes week-long workplace shutdownCases surges due to slow vaccination campaignRussia pondering more restrictionsMOSCOW, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Moscow’s mayor announced four months of stay-home restrictions … Read more

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Police in Melbourne fired pepper balls and rubber pellets on Tuesday to disperse about 2,000 protesters who defied stay-at- home orders to damage property, block a busy freeway and injure three officers, leading to more than 60 arrests.It was the second day of demonstrations in the locked-down Australian city after … Read more