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

Italy’s mandatory COVID health pass for work sees untroubled launch

Italy's mandatory COVID health pass for work sees untroubled launch

Port workers gather outside the entrance of the major port of Trieste to protest against the implementation of the COVID-19 health pass, the Green Pass, in the workplace, in Trieste, Italy, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Borut ZivulovicTRIESTE, Oct 15 (Reuters) – COVID-19 health passes became mandatory for all workers in Italy from Friday, with the measure … Read more

Analysis: With boosters, masks and Green Pass, Israel sees a COVID-19 wave in retreat

Analysis: With boosters, masks and Green Pass, Israel sees a COVID-19 wave in retreat

JERUSALEM, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Four months into one of its worst COVID-19 outbreaks, Israel is seeing a sharp drop in new infections and severe illness, aided by its use of vaccine boosters, vaccine passports and mask mandates, scientists and health officials said.Israel was struck by its fourth coronavirus wave in June, fuelled by the … Read more

Italy divided as mandatory workplace COVID pass looms

Italy divided as mandatory workplace COVID pass looms

ROME, Oct 13 (Reuters) – COVID-19 health passes will be mandatory for all workers in Italy from Friday, a measure that some politicians, unions and businesses fear will cause shortages and disruptions rather than boost inoculations and output as the government hopes.Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s cabinet approved the rule – one of the world’s strictest … Read more