SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) – Australia’s infections and deaths are well below other developed nations, but its use of lockdowns, prompted by a sluggish vaccination campaign, is putting pressure on the national government, with polls at their lowest in a year and just months before elections
PRAGUE (CZECH REPUBLIC) – Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic has returned a positive COVID-19 test at the Games Village in Tokyo, the country’s Olympic Committee said on Monday. On Saturday, the team had said a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Tokyo on a charter flight from Prague. “Unfortunately, beach […]
TOKYO (JAPAN) – As the population of athletes’ village swells ahead of the start of the pandemic-hit Olympic Games next week, the organisers on Sunday reported the first COVID-19 cases among competitors residing in the village. Two athletes from the same country and competing in the same sport staying in the village in the Harumi […]
TOKYO(JAPAN)- Calling on authorities to reconsider the spectator ban before the football tournaments begin on Wednesday, Japan’s men’s captain Maya Yoshida has questioned the decision to hold the Olympic Games behind closed doors. Fans will be absent from the Games as coronavirus infections continue to climb in Japan, even though fans are allowed to attend […]
KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA) – Setting a new daily record, amid a surge in infections, Malaysia reported 138 coronavirus deaths. The health ministry also reported 12,528 new COVID-19 cases, below the record 13,215 infections seen on Thursday.
NASSIRIYA (IRAQ) – At least 44 people were killed and over 67 injured in a fire likely due to an oxygen tank explosion at a coronavirus hospital in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya, health officials and police said on Monday. As rescuers combed the smoke-charred building in search of more bodies, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi […]
Thailand’s food and drug administration on Thursday announced it had approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The approval makes it the sixth COVID-19 vaccine approved in Thailand, senior health official Paisan Dankhum said in a statement. Thailand has ordered 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and expects to receive it by the […]
JERUSALEM – In the latest addition to the measures that ensure Israel’s return to relatively normal condition, the mandatory rule of wearing face masks outdoors has been withdrawn. Boosted by a mass-vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic, the schools have also reopened. With almost 54% of its 9.3 million population having received both shots of […]
WARSAW (POLAND) – As Poland fights a third wave of the coronavirus, Adam Niedzielski, the health minister said that doctors and nurses are just taking naps between shifts. the announcement comes amid reports of medical staff using oxygen and intravenous drips to boost their energy. “These are the toughest, the most difficult pictures, which reflect […]
BUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA) – President Alberto Fernandez, the first-term Peronist leader tweeted that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is in good spirits despite having a slight fever. “I am in good physical condition,” the president, who turned 62 on Friday, said in a tweet. He had received Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the […]
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