August 9, 2022
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Covid: Volunteers ensure Christmas Day booster jabs push

bbc– Volunteers are working at Covid vaccination sites in England today as the push to offer every adult a booster by the end of the month continues. NHS England says thousands of first, second and booster jabs will be given on Christmas Day as part of its response to the Omicron variant

Merkel: Germany hit by full force of Covid

bbc– Germany is in the grip of a “dramatic” fourth Covid wave, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said on the eve of a crisis meeting with regional leaders. Daily infections hit a new German record of 52,826 on Wednesday as European governments responded to a surge on much of the continent. Belgium announced a series of measures […]

Beijing and Wuhan marathons postponed as China battles Delta outbreak

theguardian– A Covid outbreak in northern China is expected to get worse, authorities have warned, after cases were detected in 11 provinces and two marathons were postponed. Authorities recorded more than two dozen new community cases of coronavirus on Sunday, including four in the capital Beijing, seven in Inner Mongolia, six in Gansu, six in Ningxia, […]
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WHO says Covid-19 third wave easing in Africa

africanews– The World Health Organization’s Africa regional body says the current wave of COVID-19 on the continent is easing off, but warned that the “fight is far from over”. WHO Africa’s director for communicable disease response Dr. Benido Impouma said that a fourth wave spreading throughout the continent during the festive season could be
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Government cuts price of travel Covid tests by £20

independent– The government has cut the price of NHS coronavirus tests for travel by £20 amid criticism of the costs being imposed on holidaymakers. Travellers, including people who have been fully vaccinated, are having to shell out hundreds of pounds on PCR tests – a requirement that has been deterring people from going abroad. Under the […]
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As the virus spreads, hospitals in Senegal’s capital are overwhelmed

africanews– Until now relatively spared by the coronavirus epidemic, Senegal is now facing an explosion of Covid-19 cases due to the spread of the Delta variant. In Dakar, the health system is under great pressure as hospital beds dedicated to Covid patients are full and health personnel are “on the verge of breaking down”. The […]

Chinese Citizens Pushing Each Other At Centres To Get COVID Vaccines, Video Goes Viral

republicworld– China, from where the COVID-19 disease originated, has long been claiming to have successfully managed to bring the Coronavirus crisis under control, even as the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, with the economies and health infrastructures of several countries overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly virus. However, several videos of

GAA intercounty training set to go ahead despite fury over Dublin’s Covid breach– The GAA will be allowed resume training for senior intercounty panels on April 19 despite the controversy over Dublin hosting a secret session this week. Government ministers are furious about photographs of the covert training session published by the Irish Independent yesterday. However, they have concluded the breaches of Covid-19 rules should not