CDC: Vaccinated US residents should wear masks indoors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Scientists cited new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people. The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students … Continue reading CDC: Vaccinated US residents should wear masks indoors

New vacation ideas in Singapore

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore with its strategic location, excellent air connectivity and world-class air and sea ports, was seeing explosive growth in its cruise industry propelled by rising number of cruise passengers particularly from China and India. Photo by Maxim Cravzov on Pexels.com Today, although foreign tourists have all but vanished, the cruise industry … Continue reading New vacation ideas in Singapore

China to probe COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

Chinese investigators have set up a task force to investigate possible dereliction of duty among Guangzhou officials over the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus. People wearing face masks in China A task force of municipal and provincial Communist Party disciplinary officials have been set up, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing a report in … Continue reading China to probe COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

Why Boris will delay June 21 lockdown

BORIS Johnson is set to delay lockdown lifting “freedom day” to July 19 after cases of the mutant Indian strain exploded by 240 per cent in just a week, The Sun can reveal. Boris Johnson Under plans drawn up to be announced on Monday, a two-week review will be included meaning Covid restrictions could be dropped on … Continue reading Why Boris will delay June 21 lockdown

WHO: 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses needed to hit September target

The world needs 250 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses by September in order to ensure at least 10 percent of the population of every country receives the life-saving jab by then, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom. Tedros made the remarks at the U.K. High-Level event on equitable access to COVID-19 … Continue reading WHO: 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses needed to hit September target

Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

Media covering the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be closely monitored to ensure they do not leave pre-registered areas such as hotels and sports venues, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Dimitri Isler of Switzerland trains for the men's aerials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. REUTERS/Mike Blake She spoke of … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

U.S. CDC eases travel restriction to some countries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Olympics host Japan, from its highest "Level 4" rating that had discouraged all travel to recommending travel for fully vaccinated individuals. The move has raised hopes that widespread vaccinations will bring a return to … Continue reading U.S. CDC eases travel restriction to some countries

Latest COVID-19 updates

Summary The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 173 million, with more than 3.7 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. Here is the latest: The Chinese mainland reported eight domestically transmitted and eight imported COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased travel recommendations for more … Continue reading Latest COVID-19 updates

Court says UK government acted ‘unlawfully’

London's High Court has found that Britain's government acted unlawfully when it gave a contract to a public relations firm which local media said was run by friends of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings. The court agreed with a complaint that the awarding of the contract "gave rise to apparent bias … Continue reading Court says UK government acted ‘unlawfully’

COVID-19 Vaccines: Hong Kong gov’t enticing citizens with cash and apartments

As demand for Covid vaccines has fallen in Hong Kong, private companies are offering residents incentives to become vaccinated, which include giveaways and prizes, such as a million-dollar apartment, shopping vouchers and a private airplane party. Photo by Nitin Sharma on Pexels.com New incentives are being announced daily. In the past week, some companies have … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccines: Hong Kong gov’t enticing citizens with cash and apartments