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Global Europe 17-01-2022

India working on Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

India's Gennova Biopharmaceuticals is working on an Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine candidate that could be ready in a month or two, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Health 14-01-2022

EU excess deaths in November hit highest in a year – Eurostat

Around 27% more people died in the European Union than usual during November, the biggest increase in a year as a fresh wave of COVID-19 swept the region, official data showed on Friday (14 January).
Health 24-12-2021

Bulgaria offers cash reward to boost vaccination rates among pensioners

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said that elderly people who get a COVID-19 shot will be eligible for a cash reward as part of his government's drive to boost the vaccination rates, the lowest in the European Union.
Coronavirus 22-12-2021

Biden calls on Americans to vaccinate to fight Omicron as Europe braces for ‘storm’

Countries across Europe considered new curbs on movement on Tuesday (21 December) while US President Joe Biden appealed to all Americans to get vaccinated to fight the Omicron variant sweeping the world days before the second Christmas of the pandemic.
Health 14-12-2021

UK ‘turbocharges’ booster vaccination as Omicron becomes dominant

Britain on Monday (13 December) confirmed what is thought to be the first confirmed death after infection with the Omicron variant, as the country launched an ambitious Covid booster shot programme to stop the virus spiralling out of control.
Coronavirus 08-12-2021

Top WHO, US scientists say Omicron no worse than other virus variants

The Omicron variant appears to be no worse than other coronavirus strains, top scientists from the WHO and the United States told AFP, while cautioning that more research is needed to judge its severity.
Non-discrimination 06-12-2021

More than 40,000 march in Vienna against coronavirus lockdown

More than 40,000 people marched through Vienna on Saturday (4 December) to protest against a lockdown and plans to make vaccinations compulsory to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Health 03-12-2021

Germany cracks down on unjabbed as US eyes winter battle

Germany on Thursday (2 December) unveiled strict curbs on public life for the unvaccinated as alarm fanned worldwide over the Omicron variant and the US readied to ramp up its winter battle against Covid-19.
Politics 01-12-2021

Time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’: EU chief

It is time for the European Union to "think about mandatory vaccination" against Covid, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday (1 December), while stressing member state governments would decide.
Coronavirus 26-11-2021

Fearing new South Africa variant, Europe scrambles for boosters, jabs for kids

Europe scrambled Thursday (25 November) to regain control over a resurgent coronavirus as governments urged adult boosters and jabs for young children in a sign of growing unease over a pandemic that has killed 1.5 million people on the continent.
Health 26-11-2021

Merkel gives stark warning as Germany’s Covid death toll tops 100,000

German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued an urgent warning on pandemic management on Thursday (25 November) to the new government coming in to succeed her, imploring it to take quick, decisive measures as the country's total death toll passed 100,000.
Health 25-11-2021

EU proposes booster jabs for 2022 travel, opens to WHO vaccines

European Union residents will need to have COVID-19 vaccine booster jabs if they want to travel to another country in the bloc next summer free of tests or quarantines, the European Commission proposed on Thursday (25 November).
Health 25-11-2021

COVID cases break records in Europe, prompting booster shot expansion

Coronavirus infections broke records in parts of Europe, with the continent once again the epicentre of a pandemic that has prompted new curbs on movement and seen health experts push to widen the use of booster vaccination shots.
Health 24-11-2021

Europe battles COVID surge as WHO warns of 700,000 more deaths

Europe remains "in the firm grip" of COVID and the continent's death toll could top 2.2 million this winter if current trends continue, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday (23 November).
Health 23-11-2021

‘Jabbed, cured or dead’, Germany warns as Europe battles COVID surge

Germans faced the stark warning Monday (22 November) that they would be either "vaccinated, cured or dead" from Covid by the end of winter, while Austria returned to a partial lockdown as Europe battles a fourth wave of the pandemic.
Health 16-11-2021

Latvia toughens rules for unvaccinated people

Employers in Latvia are allowed to dismiss employees who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19 from Monday (15 November), under new rules aimed at taming the pandemic in the EU member state.
Health 12-11-2021

Dutch consider new partial lockdown as coronavirus cases hit record

The Dutch government on Thursday (11 November) was considering whether to impose Western Europe's first partial lockdown since the summer, as new coronavirus cases jumped to the highest level since the start of the pandemic.
Health 12-11-2021

Croatians protest against tightened COVID measures

Hundreds of Croatians protested on Thursday (11 November) for the fourth day in Zagreb and other cities against obligatory certificates for the public sector as the country's Covid-19 cases hit a record high.
Health 09-11-2021

Bulgaria’s daily COVID-19 deaths rise to record high

Bulgaria reported a record number of daily coronavirus deaths on Tuesday (9 November) as the European Union's least vaccinated country grapples with a fourth wave of the pandemic.
Health 08-11-2021

Global COVID-19 cases hit 250 million, eastern Europe infections at record levels

Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 250 million on Monday (8 November) as some countries in eastern Europe experience record outbreaks, even as the Delta variant surge eases and many countries resume trade and tourism.
Health 05-11-2021

Latvia allows businesses to fire the unvaccinated

The Latvian parliament on Thursday (4 November) allowed businesses to fire workers who refuse to either get a COVID-19 vaccine or transfer to remote work, as the country battles one of the worst COVID-19 waves in European Union.
Health 05-11-2021

Belgian COVID-19 hospitalisations rise back to pre-lockdown level

Belgium on Thursday (4 November) reported a jump in COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations rose back to levels that had forced a lockdown in October 2020, as the United States advised against travelling to the host of EU and NATO headquarters.
Coronavirus 04-11-2021

‘Grave concern’ over COVID in Europe as German cases soar

The World Health Organization expressed "grave concern" Thursday (4 November) over the rising pace of coronavirus infections in Europe, as Germany registered its biggest daily increase since the start of the pandemic.
Health 04-11-2021

Latvia declares emergency after surge in Covid cases

Latvia has declared a three-month state of emergency starting from Monday (8 November) following a surge in Covid-19 infections to record levels, as its vaccination rate remains one of the lowest in the EU.