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Covid-19 deaths hit record high in Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria as vaccination efforts lag (scmp.com)

The daily number of Covid-19 deaths in Russia hit another high amid a surge in infections that has forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week.Sluggish vaccination rates have allowed the virus to spread quickly acros ...

Published on 2021-10-27 06:30:10

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Scott Morrison calls Jane Malysiak to arrange Covid-19 booster vaccination together (dailymail.co.uk)

The Prime Minster phoned 84-year-old grandmother Jane Malysiak from his Parliament House office on Wednesday after the booster jabs were approved for all adults. ...

Published on 2021-10-27 06:08:29

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Telling anti-vaxxers to get the jab should not be controversial – even Fox News is doing it (theguardian.com)

If there is to be any hope of returning to normal, we need strict vaccine and testing rules. What is the problem with that?Can someone please run over to hell and check if it has frozen over? You see, I’ve just found myself nodding along to Fox News. ...

Published on 2021-10-27 06:00:23

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Immunocompromised people may need to take a FOURTH COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC guidelines say (dailymail.co.uk)

Those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may need a fourth injection of the COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after receiving a third dose, according to the CDC. ...

Published on 2021-10-27 05:52:37

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Brazil senators support criminal charges for Jair Bolsonaro over Covid crisis (theguardian.com)

Committee votes to support push to hold president responsible for many of Brazil’s more than 600,000 Covid deathsA Brazilian Senate committee recommended that president Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions re ...

Published on 2021-10-27 05:41:28

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Hong Kong’s Ocean Park posts HK$31.8 million deficit despite government bailouts as Covid-19 blights annual performance figures (scmp.com)

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park has slumped into a HK$31.8 million (US$4 million) deficit after posting a HK$1.92 billion surplus just a year earlier, even with the government pumping large sums of cash into the attraction.The net deficit was revealed on Wedn ...

Published on 2021-10-27 05:41:17

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Coronavirus news live: UK watchdog criticises £37bn test and trace service; Australia approves Covid booster shot rollout (theguardian.com)

The UK’s flagship system to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 failed to achieve “its main objective,” committee says; Australians soon to get a Covid booster shot after regulator approvalCovid-19 crisis is ‘far from finished’, WHO emergency committ ...

Published on 2021-10-27 05:18:40

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13,451 new coronavirus infections in India; active cases lowest in 242 days (business-standard.com)

India logged 13,451 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,42,15,653 ...

Published on 2021-10-27 05:08:00

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Singapore convicts Chinese couple of Covid-19 contact tracing offences (scmp.com)

After a trial that spanned more than a year, a man from Wuhan and his wife were on Tuesday convicted of withholding information from Covid-19 contact tracers in Singapore.Chinese national Hu Jun, 40, tested positive for Covid-19 in January last year, ...

Published on 2021-10-27 05:07:34

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LIVE: India reports 13,451 new Covid-19 cases, 585 deaths in last 24 hrs (business-standard.com)

LIVE: The Bombay High Court will continue hearing on bail applications of Aryan Khan. Amarinder Singh is likely to launch a new party today. Stay tuned for the latest news of the day ...

Published on 2021-10-27 04:59:13

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World Series: Atlanta Braves overcome Morton injury to quiet Astros in Game 1 (theguardian.com)

Braves take World Series opener 6-2 over Astros in HoustonJorge Soler becomes first player to open Fall Classic with homerA healthy swing by Jorge Soler powered the Atlanta Braves to a smashing start in the World Series.Making his first start since t ...

Published on 2021-10-27 04:40:25

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China’s Delta outbreak reaches record daily high with 50 cases, most in Inner Mongolia (scmp.com)

China reported 50 local symptomatic cases of Covid-19 on Monday – a record high in daily new infections since the latest nationwide outbreak began on October 17.The health ministry said on Tuesday that 32 of the cases were identified in the country’s ...

Published on 2021-10-27 04:25:51

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Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1 (independent.co.uk)

Making his first start since testing positive for COVID-19, Jorge Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run and the Atlanta Braves, despite the loss of pitcher Charlie Morton to a broken leg, hushed the Houston Astros 6-2 ...

Published on 2021-10-27 04:23:03

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India's Covid deaths rise by 585; Kerala accounts for nearly half of fatalities (livemint.com)

India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 3,42,15,653 as 13,451 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours.India reported a drop of 1,155 active cases in a day. The current active caseload is 1,62,661 which is the lowest in 242 ...

Published on 2021-10-27 04:14:26

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EXPLAINER: Brazil senators urge COVID charges for Bolsonaro (independent.co.uk)

A Brazilian Senate committee has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll ...

Published on 2021-10-27 04:04:56

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Australia allows vaccinated residents to leave country (cnn.com)

All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from November 1, authorities said on Wednesday, October 27, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vacc ...

Published on 2021-10-27 03:27:17

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Australia officially allows vaccinated residents to travel outside the country (cnn.com)

All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from November 1, authorities said on Wednesday, October 27, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vacc ...

Published on 2021-10-27 03:27:17

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Covid-19 borders: Tourists WILL be back to Australia before the end of year, says Scott Morrison (dailymail.co.uk)

Double-vaccinated tourists will be able to enter Australia without quarantine by the end of the year, Scott Morrison said. ...

Published on 2021-10-27 03:11:18

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Special Covid-19 vaccination drive for Chhath Puja devotees launched in Delhi (livemint.com)

Special Covid-19 vaccination drive for Chhath Puja in Delhi: Over 10,000 persons are to be administrated the vaccine across the city during the campaign ...

Published on 2021-10-27 03:03:13

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A catamaran and a plan: desperate to get home, New Zealanders set sail across the Tasman (theguardian.com)

With government-controlled quarantine spots in very short supply and long waiting lists for flights home, some stranded citizens are taking to the seasSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealanders stranded in Australia are sailing across the Tasman ...

Published on 2021-10-27 02:43:41

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Brazil senators back criminal charges against Bolsonaro over Covid-19 response (scmp.com)

A Brazilian Senate commission approved a damning report on Tuesday that recommends criminal charges be brought against President Jair Bolsonaro, including crimes against humanity, for his Covid-19 policies.Seven of the panel’s 11 senators voted to en ...

Published on 2021-10-27 02:24:46

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Indian-origin Anita Anand becomes Canada's new Defence Minister (livemint.com)

Anita Anand previously served as procurement minister and led Canada's efforts to purchase vaccines in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.Anita Anand will replace long-time defence minister Indian-origin Harjit Sajjan, whose handling of the military s ...

Published on 2021-10-27 02:20:31

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New Zealand expands vaccine mandate, 40% of workers to get fully vaccinated (business-standard.com)

The changes will mean that about 40 per cent of all New Zealand workers will need to get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or risk losing their jobs, up from about 15 per cent previously. ...

Published on 2021-10-27 02:15:00

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Unvaccinated Los Angeles city workers to fork over $130 a week for testing, given two more months to comply (foxnews.com)

Los Angeles city employees who have not been vaccinated will have to fork over $130 each week to cover COVID-19 testing but will have a longer deadline to get the shots, according to a plan passed by lawmakers Tuesday. ...

Published on 2021-10-27 02:03:59

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China locks down a northwestern city to subdue a small outbreak (business-standard.com)

Lanzhou, with about four million people, reported six new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, and a total of 39 over the past week ...

Published on 2021-10-27 02:00:00

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Maharashtra achieves milestone: 3 cr people fully vaccinated against covid-19 (livemint.com)

Maharashtra on Tuesday logged 1,201 new COVID-19 infections ...

Published on 2021-10-27 01:41:09

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California county closes In-N-Out over vaccine verification (independent.co.uk)

Another California county has closed down an In-N-Out restaurant because the popular burger chain refuses to enforce COVID-19 vaccination rules ...

Published on 2021-10-27 01:40:49

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Three people accidentally given COVID-19 vaccines at military base (foxnews.com)

The United States Army has launched an investigation into reports that three people were accidentally given the coronavirus vaccine at a Washington state base. ...

Published on 2021-10-27 01:32:50

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Olympics-Beijing marks 100 days to Winter Olympics amid COVID, rights concerns (nationalpost.com)

BEIJING — With 100 days until the start of the Winter Olympics, Beijing is promising a “simple and safe” 2022 Games – although preparations are anything but simple as China readies to host thousands of athletes and personnel a ...

Published on 2021-10-27 01:10:27

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Brazil Senate committee approves report calling for Bolsonaro to be indicted (nationalpost.com)

BRASILIA — A Brazilian Senate investigative committee approved a report on Tuesday that calls for President Jair Bolsonaro to be indicted for nine crimes related to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including crimes against humanity. Th ...

Published on 2021-10-27 00:57:04

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