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Greece introduces mandatory weekly testing for unvaccinated workers

Greece introduced mandatory weekly testing for all unvaccinated workers as it struggles to boost vaccination rates that are lagging behind the European Union average. Public...

Students return to Italian classrooms with teachers required to have green pass

Some four million students in Italy have returned to the classroom after summer break, with the Italian government determined to avoid any replay of...

Japan reaches 50% milestone in vaccination drive

Japan’s government says more than 50% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Japan’s vaccine rollouts began in mid-February, months behind many wealthy countries due...

EU reaches deal with AstraZeneca to end legal battle over vaccine delivery

The European Union has reached an agreement with drug maker AstraZeneca to end a legal battle over the slow delivery of the Anglo-Swedish company’s...

US radio host who regretted vaccine scepticism dies of Covid

A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine sceptic until he was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 has died. He...

Vaccine passes in Europe face pockets of resistance

Thousands of people in Italy and France have joined protests to show their opposition to plans to require vaccination cards for normal social activities,...

Canada warns of fourth wave of coronavirus by end of summer

Canada’s chief public health officer said that the country could face a fourth wave of Covid-19, driven by the Delta variant, by the end...

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for US government workers

US president Joe Biden has announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors, as he...

Google workers will need to be vaccinated to return to office

Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to...

Pfizer vaccine ‘protective for at least six months’

The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine wanes slightly over time but it remains strongly protective for at least six months after the second dose,...

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