Microsoft, Oracle & Co full speed ahead on Covid-19 vaccine passports, citing incipient government demand

US tech and health behemoths have joined forces to roll out yet another Covid-19 vaccination passport, dangling a return to international travel but raising more questions about the future of privacy. … Read More >Microsoft, Oracle & Co full speed ahead on Covid-19 vaccine passports, citing incipient government demand

Covid clampdown: UK closing ALL travel corridors in bid to block new virus variants arriving from overseas

The UK will shut all of its remaining international travel corridors from 4am GMT on Monday until at least February 15, in a bid to shield the country from new coronavirus variants, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. … Read More >Covid clampdown: UK closing ALL travel corridors in bid to block new virus variants arriving from overseas

Health Workers From Brazil’s Manaus Cry Out For Help Amid Oxygen Shortage For COVID Patients

Manaus, the capital city of Brazil’s largest state, Amazonas, has its healthcare system now pushed to the breaking point as coronavirus cases soar and hospitals run out of beds and oxygen. State authorities have declared a curfew to slow the spread of the pandemic. … Read More >Health Workers From Brazil’s Manaus Cry Out For Help Amid Oxygen Shortage For COVID Patients

12hr Covid curfews announced for all of France for at least 15 days, PM says pressure on hospitals is ‘high’

The entirety of France will be placed under a 6pm-6am curfew for at least 15 days from Saturday in a bid to ease the pressure of Covid-19 on the country’s health system, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday. … Read More >12hr Covid curfews announced for all of France for at least 15 days, PM says pressure on hospitals is ‘high’

Thailand to introduce tourism tax for every visitor, advised to legalize gambling to help stop the spread of Covid-19

Tourist traffic to Thailand has plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the kingdom is introducing a visitor tax to help pay Covid-19 costs and is being urged to legalize gambling to stop its spread in underground. … Read More >Thailand to introduce tourism tax for every visitor, advised to legalize gambling to help stop the spread of Covid-19

A long goodbye? Russian expert says pandemic will be over by summer, but Covid-19 here to stay as seasonal virus

The coronavirus pandemic in Russia could begin fading away by summer, one of the country’s top scientists has said. According to him, infections and deaths should tail off as more and more people develop protective antibodies. … Read More >A long goodbye? Russian expert says pandemic will be over by summer, but Covid-19 here to stay as seasonal virus