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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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Mississippi hospital puts beds in parking garage to cope with COVID-19 surge

[ad_1] Health care workers arrive for the morning shift at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, in the state capital of one of the first U.S. states to declare themselves fully open after a year of lockdowns, and closures during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. March …

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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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Sydney to tighten COVID-19 curbs, Australian capital to enter lockdown

[ad_1] Sydney daily cases linger near record highs Canberra enacts one-week lockdown after 1st case in a year Several regional NSW towns in lockdown as virus spreads SYDNEY, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Extra Australian military personnel may be called in to ensure compliance with lockdown rules in Sydney, the New …

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Brazil Senate approves bill that could allow coronavirus vaccine patents to be broken

[ad_1] BRASILIA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday approved a bill authorizing the president to temporarily break patents for vaccines and their ingredients in health or public emergencies, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, having already passed in the lower house, will go to President Jair Bolsonaro …

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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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Vietnamese printer arrested for peddling fake coronavirus test certificates

[ad_1] HANOI, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Police in northern Vietnam have arrested a businessman for making and selling hundreds of fake negative COVID-19 test certificates, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak yet. A new wave of infections since late April has forced the country to impose movement …

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Sydney to tighten COVID-19 curbs, Australian capital to enter lockdown

[ad_1] Sydney daily cases linger near record highs Canberra enacts one-week lockdown after 1st case in a year Several regional NSW towns in lockdown as virus spreads SYDNEY, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Extra Australian military personnel may be called in to ensure compliance with lockdown rules in Sydney, the New …

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