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WHO warns against Omicron travel bans as nations shut borders

WHO warns against Omicron travel bans as nations shut borders

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization has warned blanket travel bans will not prevent the spread of Omicron, as more countries rushed to impose curbs and the first cases of the new COVID strain were detected in Latin America. In the week since the new virus strain was reported by South Africa, dozens …

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Lockdowns and other measures still needed after New Zealand re-opens its borders

Lockdowns and other measures still needed after New Zealand re-opens its borders

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A major study of health outcomes finds a highly effective vaccine and high total uptake will be required to help mitigate high numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths once New Zealand borders are reopened. COVID-19 vaccine strategies for Aotearoa New Zealand: a mathematical modeling study led by Prof. Colin R …

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Growing Sydney outbreak prompts new borders inside Australia

Growing Sydney outbreak prompts new borders inside Australia

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A worsening coronavirus outbreak in Sydney prompted Australian regions to pull up the drawbridge on the city and surrounding state Friday by implementing unprecedented travel restrictions. Western Australia became the latest state to impose tighter curbs on travel from New South Wales and its state capital, which posted a record 390 …

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Australia sets 80% vaccine target to open borders

Australia sets 80% vaccine target to open borders

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Australia will reopen its borders and end lockdowns when 80 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed Friday, sketching a long road out of “Fortress Australia” virus restrictions. A year-and-a-half after Australia cocooned itself off from the rest of the pandemic-ravaged world, Morrison unveiled a series …

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To stop a pandemic in its tracks, coordinate across borders

To stop a pandemic in its tracks, coordinate across borders

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain On March 16, 2020, the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced “a regional approach to combatting COVID-19,” citing an absence of federal leadership and national standards. Pennsylvania joined two days later. By mid-April, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts were part of the coalition. “This is not a war …

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Malta closes borders to unvaccinated travellers

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Malta said Friday it would be the first European country to close its borders to anyone who has not been fully vaccinated against coronavirus, following a spike in COVID-19 cases. Only those in possession of a British or European vaccination certificate will be allowed in from July 14, health minister Chris …

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COVID eases but US won't join EU in opening borders

COVID eases but US won’t join EU in opening borders

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As the COVID pandemic recedes dramatically in the West, Europe is opening its doors to Americans—but the reverse is not holding true, with the United States not budging on restrictions imposed 15 months ago. President Joe Biden has hailed progress on vaccination, with a goal of reaching 70 percent of Americans …

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Virus surge, vaccine shortages spread beyond India's borders

Virus surge, vaccine shortages spread beyond India’s borders

Nepalese Muslim take part in Friday prayers maintaining social distance at a mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) India has tried to fight skyrocketing coronavirus infections by increasing its production of vaccines and banning their export, cutting off supplies to neighbors such as Bangladesh and Nepal as they struggle with …

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Serbia to impose weekend curbs after virus surge

South America tightens restrictions, closes borders as virus cases surge

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain South America moved to put the brakes on surging coronavirus cases Thursday, as Chile closed all its borders for the month of April, Bolivia shuttered its frontier with Brazil and Peru went into Easter lockdown. Ecuador also announced a 30-day “state of exception” affecting over a third of its population, with …

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