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Hong Kong reclassifies 15 countries as ‘high risk’ for COVID-19

[ad_1] HONG KONG, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s government said it would upgrade 15 overseas places including the United States, Spain and France to “high risk” from “medium risk” by Aug. 20, meaning international arrivals from those countries will face lengthened quarantine due to a resurgence of the coronavirus. …

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Japan to extend COVID-19 “state of emergency” lockdown through mid-Sept -report

[ad_1] TOKYO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Japanese government is set to extend its “state of emergency” soft lockdown in regions including Tokyo to the middle of September as well as adding several other regions, the Sankei Shimbun daily reported on Monday. The current state of emergency is due to …

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China’s new local COVID-19 infections fall for sixth day

[ad_1] A thermal imaging camera is seen, following new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING, Aug 16 (Reuters) – New local COVID-19 infections in China declined for a sixth day, official data showed on Monday, as most regions pulled the latest outbreak …

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U.S. Homeland Security warns fresh COVID-19 restrictions could spark violent attacks

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a new terrorism warning bulletin, said violent extremists could view the reimposition of COVID-19-related restrictions following the spread of coronavirus variants as a rationale to conduct attacks. The new DHS bulletin also warned of the risk of …

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U.S. FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the immunocompromised

[ad_1] Aug 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) for people with compromised immune systems. A few other countries, such as Israel and Germany, plan to or have already administered the …

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Analysis: Debt in a warm climate: coronavirus and carbon set scene for default

[ad_1] As COVID fuels world debt, climate costs in focus Ratings downgrades linked to climate expected soon Major and developing economies viewed as vulnerable LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Where COVID-19 has precipitated unprecedented debts, climate change could trigger defaults across a planet which a United Nations panel says is …

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China keeps guard up as COVID outbreak enters 4th week

[ad_1] BEIJING, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China is keeping its guard up as its latest surge of COVID-19 cases entered its fourth week, with calls from officials to close containment loopholes unlikely to see cities easing strict virus control measures. China reported 83 new locally transmitted cases for Aug. 10, …

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Pentagon to seek approval to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Monday said that it will seek U.S. President Joe Biden’s approval by mid-September to require 1.3 million military members to get vaccinated against COVID-19, anticipating full regulatory clearance for a vaccine by then. After setting COVID-19 rules for federal workers, Biden …

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China reports more COVID-19 cases; some cities kick off new tests

[ad_1] A medical worker collects a swab from a person at a nucleic acid testing site at a park, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) – China reported on Monday more COVID-19 infections in its latest …

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Australia’s Victoria reports 11 COVID-19 cases

[ad_1] A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a deserted city bridge during morning commute hours on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders MELBOURNE, …

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