COVID-19

Nigeria Begins Second Phase of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nigeria Begins Second Phase of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nigeria began a second phase of nationwide coronavirus vaccinations Tuesday amid an upsurge in cases of the delta variant. Authorities say 4,080,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine donated by the U.S. government will be distributed to citizens in coming weeks.  “We’re very hopeful that we’re going to meet the needs …

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New York City Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect

New York City’s vaccine mandate took effect Tuesday, requiring anyone 12 or older who enters restaurants, fitness centers, entertainment venues and other businesses to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.  The city’s website explains that people may use the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control vaccine card, the New York State …

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New Zealand Locks Down after One COVID-19 Case

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put the nation on a three-day lockdown Tuesday after a single case of community-spread COVID-19 was confirmed in Auckland, the country’s largest city. The new case — New Zealand’s first in six months — was diagnosed in a 58-year-old man who had visited the …

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France Battles Soaring COVID-19 Cases in Overseas Territories

France Battles Soaring COVID-19 Cases in Overseas Territories

Like many countries, France is seeing its COVID-19 cases rise — and nowhere as sharply as its overseas territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Low vaccination rates, fueled by suspicion of Paris, help explain the exploding pandemic in the Caribbean islands. Health workers from mainland France are arriving to the two …

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Americans to Be Urged to Seek COVID ‘Booster’ Shot

Americans to Be Urged to Seek COVID ‘Booster’ Shot

U.S. news outlets say the Biden administration will begin urging all Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to get an additional shot. The added dose is intended to offer more protection against the highly contagious delta variant that has led to a wave of new infections.  Federal health …

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Japan PM Extends COVID Emergency as Cases Surge 

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo and several surrounding regions will continue through September 12 rather than expiring at the end of this month after a surge in new cases over the past three days. Tokyo announced 2,962 new daily cases on Monday, …

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