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July 17, 2021


Covid: Travel firms angry over France quarantine rule

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57874167 Georgina Thomas, a nurse from Buckinghamshire who has been visiting her parents, told the PA news agency: “I’m frustrated with the inconsistent approach the government are taking, it doesn’t all appear logical. If a quarantine is necessary then so be it but I’m confident that my risk will be......

Music banned on Greece’s Mykonos in new COVID-19 restrictions

A Greek national flag flutters as people visit a beach, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Athens, Greece, April 28, 2020. Picture taken April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic ATHENS, July 17 (Reuters) – Greece banned music in restaurants and bars and restricted movement on its popular holiday island of......

France opens doors to vaccinated travellers, restricts others

A sign to respect social distancing is seen at deserted check-in desks at Nice international airport as France closed its borders to travellers outside European Union due to restrictions against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard PARIS, July 17 (Reuters) – France......

IOC’s Bach ’emotional’ as Games chiefs meet in person

TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Saturday that finally meeting Tokyo Olympics officials after months of virtual contacts was an “emotional” moment, less than a week before the start of the troubled Games. The Games get under way on July 23 more than......

First COVID case found at athletes’ village, stoking fears ahead of Games

TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) – Tokyo Olympics organisers said on Saturday a person has tested positive for COVID-19 at the athletes’ village, the first case at a site where most competitors will be staying, raising new doubts over promises of a “safe and secure” Games. The organisers confirmed that a......

India’s daily COVID-19 infections rise by 38,079

A woman rides a scooter through a crowded market on a rainy day amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas NEW DELHI, July 17 (Reuters) – India on Saturday reported 38,079 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking the......

Biden says platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “They’re killing people — I mean they’re really, look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated,” Biden told reporters as he left the White House for Camp David. “And they’re killing people.” US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek......

Sydney tightens lockdown as Australia’s COVID-19 cases rise

Sydney logs 111 new cases, one death Construction sites, non-essential retail shut down 600,000 residents banned from leaving neighbourhood for work Victoria records 19 new cases Sydney has battled Delta variant since June SYDNEY, July 17 (Reuters) – The Australian city of Sydney on Saturday ordered a shutdown of building......

Thailand bans public gatherings as coronavirus cases and deaths hit daily records

A man undergoes a free coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a rapid antigen mass testing station as the spread of COVID-19 continues, in Bangkok, Thailand, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa BANGKOK, July 17 (Reuters) – Thailand imposed a nation-wide ban on public gatherings and is considering more restrictions on movement......

Infectious disease expert agrees with Biden that platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at Boston University, told CNBC, that, medically, she agrees with President Joe Biden‘s assertion that platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services.......

UK to keep quarantine rules for travellers from France

A French flag and a British national flag, known as the Union Jack, are seen in Violaines, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – Britain said on Friday that it was scrapping a planned easing of coronavirus rules for travellers from France, which had been due......

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