Global Covid-19 cases near 250 million as Delta surge eases

Worldwide cases due to Covid-19 were approaching 250 million on Sunday as the surge from the Delta variant eases and more normal trade and tourism resume, although some countries in eastern Europe are experiencing record outbreaks. Over the last three months, the daily average number of cases has fallen by 36%, according to a Reuters … Read more

Japan eases COVID-19 border curbs, trails major partners

Japan eases COVID-19 border curbs, trails major partners

Kimono-clad tourists wearing protective face masks are seen at a temple at Asakusa district, a popular sightseeing spot, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/FilesTOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Japan confirmed on Tuesday plans to gradually ease COVID-19 border curbs, but fell short of demands by business lobbies … Read more

South Korea Eases Covid Restrictions As Australia, Thailand Reopen Borders

South Korea Eases Covid Restrictions As Australia, Thailand Reopen Borders

Topline Several countries began lifting pandemic-related restrictions Monday, with Australia, Thailand and Israel allowing some forms of international travel and South Korea reopening certain public spaces even as other parts of the world remain steadfastly closed because of the pandemic. A woman embraces her brother after arriving on a flight from Los Angeles at Sydney … Read more

S.Korea eases curbs in first step toward ‘living with COVID-19’

S.Korea eases curbs in first step toward 'living with COVID-19'

Commuters wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk on a zebra crossing in Seoul, South Korea, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSEOUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Friday it will drop all operating-hour curbs on restaurants and cafes and implement its first vaccine passport for high-risk venues such as gyms, … Read more

COVID live updates: WA eases restrictions with Queensland amid hard border warning ahead of Christmas

COVID live updates: WA eases restrictions with Queensland amid hard border warning ahead of Christmas

Western Australia assesses Queensland as ‘very low’ riskThe change came into effect just after midnight, and you know what that means — quarantine-free travel.Queensland was meant to move to “very low risk” last Friday, but that was put on hold after a positive case was recorded on the Gold Coast on Thursday.”With the inclusion of … Read more

Sydney eases more COVID-19 restrictions as vaccinations pass key milestone

Sydney eases more COVID-19 restrictions as vaccinations pass key milestone

Shoppers wait to get inside stores with limited capacity at a city centre mall as businesses re-open to vaccinated patrons in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing, following months of lockdown orders to curb the rise in the number of cases, in Sydney, Australia, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottSYDNEY, Oct 18 (Reuters) – … Read more

NCOC eases Covid-induced restrictions

One-day weekly closure of businesses ends, shrines, cinemas open for vaccinated people ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) eased some of the coronavirus-induced restrictions nationwide, in the wake of fall in the number of new cases of Covid-19, and the stepped-up vaccination campaign. On account of a low-risk outlook of the disease, the … Read more

S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to ‘living with COVID’

S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to 'living with COVID'

A woman skateboards on a shopping street amid tightened social distancing rules due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran/File PhotoSEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Friday it would lift stringent anti-coronavirus curbs on social gatherings next week, as the country prepares to switch … Read more