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PARIS, Jan 15 (AFP): The global death toll from Covid-19 passed two million on Friday night (Jan 15), with the World Health Organization (WHO) urging mass vaccinations as the pandemic progresses at a record rate.
Philippines: Travel ban extended; steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant as total cases tops 496,000
MANILA, Jan 15 (Reuters): The Philippines on Friday extended by two weeks a ban on travellers from more than 30 territories and countries where a more transmissible Covid-19 variant has been detected, with the restriction also now covering Filipinos who want to come home. And apart from the 30 earlier countries - travellers from Hungary and UAE have been added to list.
Roundup: Turkish president, Jordanian king receive COVID-19 vaccine; Iraq bans citizens from traveling to 20 countries with new coronavirus variant
CAIRO, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jordan's King Abdullah II on Thursday received the COVID-19 vaccine, respectively. Meanwhile, Iraq announced a ban on its citizens from travelling to 20 countries where a new coronavirus variant was found.
BAGHDAD, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Thursday 770 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total nationwide number to 606,186.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN):- Vaccinations for the public against Covid-19 are expected to start around Spring Festival, which begins on Feb 12, China's health authorities said.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian state premier said on Thursday she was considering the use of remote mining camps to quarantine international arrivals, aiming to break a cycle of coronavirus outbreaks around the country at city hotels used for isolation.
PARIS, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- France on Wednesday confirmed 23,852 infections with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the biggest one-day tally since Jan. 6, as more infectious variants circulate, posing growing risk of the epidemic rebound, health authorities data showed.
Roundup: Jordan starts nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign; Iran's total tally surpasses 1.3 mln
CAIRO, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday commenced a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign with the priority for vulnerable groups and frontline health workers. Meanwhile, Iran's tally of COVID-19 infections surpassed 1.3 million after more than 6,000 new cases were added.
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the government was looking at ways to stop a variant of the novel coronavirus found in Brazil from entering Britain.