Covid-19: Face masks required in more indoor venues in England – BBC News

Covid-19: Face masks required in more indoor venues in England - BBC News

Covid-19: Face masks required in more indoor venues in England  BBC NewsBritish PM Johnson moves to COVID ‘Plan B’ to contain Omicron  Al Jazeera EnglishNightclubs in England warn confusion over Covid plan B rules could hit trade  The GuardianWhat are the Covid rules and guidelines in the four nations of the UK?  The GuardianPlan B shows Britain is still … Read more

Ministers should face misconduct charges over Covid crisis, say UK campaigners | Coronavirus

UK ministers should face charges of “misconduct in public office” over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an unofficial inquiry has said.The People’s Covid inquiry, formed by the political campaign group Keep Our NHS Public, said there had been “serious governance failures” at Westminster that contributed to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths.The inquiry, which … Read more

Covid: Face masks to be compulsory in England from Tuesday, says Javid

Covid: Face masks to be compulsory in England from Tuesday, says Javid

One change has already been implemented. Ten countries – South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Angola, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia – are now on the UK’s travel red list. That was applied from 04:00 GMT, meaning that until further notice any British or Irish residents arriving in the UK after recently visiting any of … Read more

Pacific nations face tough road ahead with COVID-19 vaccinations, Lowy Institute finds

A Papua New Guinean woman in a face mask sits next to a nurse holding a needle

New research suggests that some Melanesian nations may take years to achieve even basic COVID-19 vaccination coverage, hampering their economic recovery and raising the risk of new variants emerging close to Australia’s shores.Key points:The Lowy Institute predicts only a third of Papua New Guinea’s adult population will be fully vaccinated by April 2026Social media has driven … Read more

GPs push back against government’s $25 payment to see COVID-19 patients face to face

GPs push back against government's $25 payment to see COVID-19 patients face to face

GPs are pushing back against pressure to care for COVID-positive patients face to face, saying they do not have sufficient financial support to ensure it is done safely.Key points:GPs say a $25 Medicare payment for seeing COVID-19 patients in their surgeries pales in comparison to the costs of deep cleaningThe proposal is part of a … Read more

Dutch face three-week, partial lockdown as COVID-19 cases soar

Dutch face three-week, partial lockdown as COVID-19 cases soar

AMSTERDAM, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Bars and restaurants will close early and sporting events will be held without audiences under a three-week, partial lockdown that is expected to be announced in the Netherlands on Friday evening.Dutch broadcaster NOS said the first such measures in Western Europe since the summer will go into effect on Saturday … Read more

Unvaccinated in Greece face new restrictions as COVID cases soar

Unvaccinated in Greece face new restrictions as COVID cases soar

ATHENS, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Queues formed outside shops in Athens on Saturday on the first day of new restrictions to curb soaring coronavirus infections which require the unvaccinated to have negative COVID-19 tests.COVID-19 infections in Greece hit a new daily high almost every day in November, prompting authorities to announce new measures on Tuesday, … Read more

US intelligence officers face sacking for refusing Covid vaccine

Some agencies in the 18-member intelligence community had as much as 40% of their workforce unvaccinated Thousands of intelligence officers risk being fired for failing to obey the US government’s vaccine mandate as some Republican lawmakers raise concerns about removing such employees from agencies vital to national security. Chris Stewart, a Republican from Utah and … Read more

Dutch reintroduce face masks as COVID-19 cases surge

Dutch reintroduce face masks as COVID-19 cases surge

People with and without protective masks walk on the street while shopping as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Amsterdam, Netherlands October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eva PlevierAMSTERDAM, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The Dutch government on Tuesday decided to re-impose measures, including the wearing of face masks, aimed at slowing the latest spike in COVID-19 … Read more

crypto: Celebs endorsing crypto firms must check claims or face action: ASCI head

crypto: Celebs endorsing crypto firms must check claims or face action: ASCI head

Celebrities must do their due diligence before endorsing cryptocurrency companies as they could be held accountable for misleading claims, Subhash Kamath, chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India told ET. This comes amid an ad blitz by crypto companies such as CoinSwitch Kuber, CoinDCX and others during the ongoing T20 World Cup. The ads, … Read more

Austria: unvaccinated may face restrictions if Covid cases keep rising | Austria

Unvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Austria’s chancellor has said.The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Alexander Schallenberg, the chancellor, and state-level leaders to discuss their response to rapidly increasing case numbers.“The pandemic is not yet in the rearview mirror,” Schallenberg said. “We … Read more

U.S. workers face job losses as COVID-19 vaccine mandates kick in

U.S. workers face job losses as COVID-19 vaccine mandates kick in

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the United States are facing potential job losses as a growing number of states, cities and private companies start to enforce mandates for inoculation against COVID-19.In the latest high-profile example, Washington State University (WSU) fired its head football coach and four of his assistants on Monday … Read more

Accused AFL grand final COVID rule-breakers Hayden Burbank and Mark Babbage ordered to face court in Darwin

Hayden Burbank and Mark Babbage

Two Melbourne men accused of falsifying documents to enter Western Australia to attend the AFL grand final have been ordered to face court in the Northern Territory. Hayden Burbank, 49, and Mark Babbage, 39 travelled from Darwin into Western Australia on September 22, allegedly claiming to be NT residents.The two were arrested just south of Perth and charged by … Read more

Pacific nations face ‘lost decade’ due to economic cost of Covid | Pacific islands

Countries in the Pacific risk a “lost decade” following the Covid pandemic, with the region facing its greatest economic contraction in four decades, according to a new report into foreign aid.The latest Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map, which sets out aid spending and donations to the Pacific Islands region, shows US$2.44bn in foreign aid reached … Read more