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Thousands of Amazon workers mistakenly told to isolate after being given incorrect coronavirus test results

February 17, 2021

Almost 4,000 Amazon employees were mistakenly told to isolate by NHS Test and Trace. The tracing programme informed 3,853 staff members on Saturday that they were positive and must isolate, despite having tested negative, according to the Department for Health and Social Care Amazon has used PCR tests for its workers since autumn last year, […]

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UK Covid restrictions to continue until daily cases drop below 1,000

February 17, 2021

Cases have slumped since the start of January and are now the lowest since October, boosting hopes of an easing of coronavirus restrictions. But the PM’s roadmap will insist on reviews that could postpone the reopening of shops, pubs and restaurants until numbers drop into the hundreds, The Telegraph reports. Data reviews on infection levels could be examined every three weeks and […]

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Peru politicians faces criticism for early vaccination

February 17, 2021

Nearly 500 politicians and government officials in Peru are facing public criticism for taking advantage of their positions to get coronavirus vaccinations early. A government probe found that they obtained vaccine doses made in China and received shots before Peru’s vaccine rollout began on February 9. Former president Martin Vizcarra and his family have been […]

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COVID-19 variants detected worldwide-WHO

February 3, 2021

Data collected by the World Health Organization show that the coronavirus variant first reported in Britain has been confirmed in 75 countries and territories and is being verified in five others. The WHO data as of Tuesday also show that the variant first reported in South Africa has been verified in 34 nations and territories. […]

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Illinois lawmakers introduce unemployment benefits tax relief bill

February 3, 2021

 Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and Congressional Representative Bill Foster introduced legislation to provide tax relief for anyone who used unemployment benefits last year. Called the Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits Tax Relief Act, the bill would waive federal income taxes on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits collected in 2020. That relief is applicable […]

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Japan plans to extend its state of emergency as Covid cases increases

February 2, 2021

Japan plans to extend its state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and eight other prefectures as the country continues to battle rising Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. The move comes as questions persist over the country’s readiness to host the Olympics, which are scheduled to be held in Tokyo this summer from […]

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Boris will lockdown borders today, first Brits are forced to pay £1.5k for hotel quarantine stays

January 26, 2021

BORIS Johnson will tighten UK borders today as the first Brits are forced to pay £1.5k for post-holiday quarantine stays. Travellers returning from Brazil and South Africa will now have to isolate in hotels for 10 days on their return to the UK – all at their own expense. The Prime Minister last night said he […]

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Protesters slam Thai government’s vaccine plan

January 25, 2021

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are criticizing the government’s coronavirus vaccine strategy.The complaints come after a prominent opposition figure accused the government of mishandling the vaccine campaign. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been slapped with a lese-majeste complaint over his claims. Demonstrators have condemned the government’s plans to have a royal-owned drugmaker produce a vaccine. They say Siam […]

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Tokyo Covid-19 new cases fall below 1,000

January 24, 2021

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 986 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday. The daily tally in the capital fell below 1,000 for the first time since January 12. The total number of infections in Tokyo now stands at 93,890.

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India launches world’s largest vaccination drive

January 16, 2021

India has started vaccinating healthcare workers against the coronavirus at a hospital in the capital New Delhi as a first step in the world’s largest vaccination campaign. Earlier this month, the Indian government granted emergency use of the AstraZeneca vaccine and another one developed by local firm Bharat Biotech. A large applause erupted when the […]

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