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Biden says US to see new Covid restrictions 'in all probability'

Biden says US to see new Covid restrictions ‘in all probability’

US President Joe Biden said new virus restrictions are possible as cases climb. US President Joe Biden said on Friday “in all probability” new guidelines or restrictions would be imposed in the United States in response to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Asked if Americans should expect new recommendations from health authorities or new restrictive …

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How relaxing COVID-19 restrictions could pave the way for vaccine resistance

How relaxing COVID-19 restrictions could pave the way for vaccine resistance

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Relaxing COVID-19 restrictions could pave the way for new vaccine-resistant virus mutations—according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Earlham Institute. A new article published today warns against relaxing COVID-19 restrictions prematurely. It describes how we are in an ‘arms race‘ with the virus and how rising cases …

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Why governments will have to consider the costs of long COVID when easing pandemic restrictions

Why governments will have to consider the costs of long COVID when easing pandemic restrictions

Credit: www.shutterstock.com With governments worldwide under pressure to ease pandemic restrictions as vaccination rates rise and impatience with border restrictions grows, new threats become clearer. One of the costliest, it is now feared, could be a tsunami of “long COVID” cases. Long COVID is a serious ongoing illness that follows an acute episode of the …

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With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

President Joe Biden walks on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Washington. Biden is returning to Washington after spending the weekend in Delaware. Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The United States will keep existing COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travel in place for now …

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Iceland reimposes COVID restrictions after cases surge

Iceland reimposes COVID restrictions after cases surge

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Iceland, one of the first nations in the world to lift all COVID restrictions for vaccinated tourists, on Friday announced new curbs following a spate of infections. At the end of June, Iceland lifted rules around social distancing, mask-wearing, limits on public gatherings and the opening hours of bars and restaurants …

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Thailand's capital tightens restrictions to fight COVID-19

Thailand’s capital tightens restrictions to fight COVID-19

A health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Central Vaccination Center in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, July 15, 2021. As many Asian countries battle against a new surge of coronavirus infections, for many their first, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is finally picking up speed, giving hope …

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Virus spreads in S. Korean regions with lighter restrictions

Virus spreads in S. Korean regions with lighter restrictions

People queue in line to wait for the coronavirus testing at a makeshift testing site at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 15, 2021. South Korea has added 1,600 more coronavirus cases, with infections spreading beyond the hard-hit capital area where officials have enforced the country’s toughest social distancing restrictions. Credit: AP …

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Greenland issues new restrictions over virus cluster

Greenland issues new restrictions over virus cluster

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Greenland’s government introduced new virus curbs on Tuesday after a cluster of COVID-19 cases were reported on the huge Arctic island which has so far only suffered few cases during the pandemic.. Starting Tuesday at 4 pm local time (1800 GMT), residents of the Danish autonomous territory will be required to …

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Delta surge forces fresh virus restrictions as England embraces 'Freedom Day'

Delta surge forces fresh virus restrictions as England embraces ‘Freedom Day’

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain France and Greece on Monday joined countries that are reimposing tighter COVID-19 restrictions to stem the surge of Delta variant infections threatening the global fight against the pandemic. The virus has killed more than four million people since first emerging in China in late 2019, and attempts to halt its spread …

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