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Scotland expands vaccine rollout after six Omicron cases found
The Covid booster programme is to be expanded and speeded up after six cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid were identified in Scotland.
Omicron outbreak confirmed in Scotland
Scottish authorities confirmed six cases of the Omicron Covid strain on Monday, as the scale of the outbreak grows in the UK despite the government reintroducing domestic and travel restrictions to reduce the risk posed.
Covid: No extension to Scottish vaccine passport scheme
Scotland's vaccine passport system will not be extended to more venues, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
COVID 'freedom': Asia opens up while Europe locks back down
Europe's insufficient vaccine take-up has prompted restrictions and with it violent opposition from citizens. Whereas Asia, still suffering from the impact of COVID, is marching on ahead with a steady vaccine rollout. What explains this ...
Sturgeon’s 70-page dossier finds no evidence for vaccine passports
Nicola Sturgeon wants to extend vaccine passports in Scotland, and today her government released a 70-page document purporting to show evidence. The snag? There’s not a shred of evidence to show that her vaccine passports are having any ...
Covid: Scottish vaccine passport scheme could be expanded
Scotland's vaccine passport scheme could be expanded to more hospitality and leisure venues amid fears of a new wave of Covid-19 cases over winter.
Powerful speech Barbados PM was a breakout moment at COP26
A 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature would be a "death sentence" for island and coastal communities, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley said in a powerful speech at the COP26 climate summit on Monday.
'Unmitigated disaster': Scotland's Covid passport scheme blasted by venues after chaotic first weekend of enforcement
The Scottish Hospitality Group, which represents the country's night-time venues, condemned the Covid vaccine passport scheme after the first weekend of enforcement, warning it's an "unmitigated disaster" that crippled footfall.
Boris Johnson Government Under Spotlight As Covid Cases Rise Again In UK
Coronavirus: For two weeks, the number of new cases in Britain has wavered between 35,000 and 40,000 a day.
I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?
Online abuse against women is on the rise, but why aren't the police, the government and social media companies doing more to stop it?
Covid in Scotland: Vaccine passport scheme enforceable by law
The Scottish government's vaccine passport scheme has become enforceable by law from Monday morning.
World’s Growth Cools and the Rich-Poor Divide Widens
The International Monetary Fund says the persistence of the coronavirus and global supply chain crisis weighs on economies.
Britain’s Covid Missteps Cost Thousands of Lives, Inquiry Finds
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s slowness last year to impose a lockdown and institute widespread testing had tragic results, according to a parliamentary report.
UK relaxes restrictions for international travel
Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will continue on the so-called "red list."
No vaccine no work: Vaccine Mandate For Australian 'authorized Workers' In Victoria
One million Australians who are "authorized workers" in the state of Victoria have two weeks to receive their first COVID-19 vaccinations to continue working
Scottish Covid vaccine passport app hit by problems after launch
NHS app needed to enter nightclubs, large events and for overseas travel, but users complain it does not work
Judge refuses to halt Scottish Covid vaccine passport bid after legal challenge from nightclub owners
Scotland’s vaccine passport system will launch as planned in large venues after a judge rejected a legal challenge put forward by nightclubs seeking to delay the measure from coming into force.
Scotland delays Covid vaccine passport enforcement for two weeks to ‘test’ arrangements
The Scottish government announced on Tuesday that it will delay the enforcement of its Covid vaccine passport scheme, due to begin on Friday, giving businesses a two-week ‘grace period’ to help them to adapt to the new measures.
Coronavirus: Social distancing to end in shops and theatres
Stormont ministers have agreed to end social distancing restrictions for shops, theatres and a number of other indoor settings in Northern Ireland.
Covid travel: Wales partly agrees to relax rules
Wales has partially agreed to align with England's plans to overhaul rules on international travel.
COVID-19 Is the Worst Pandemic in US History, Now That Deaths Have Surpassed the 1918 Spanish Flu
The COVID-19 pandemic just became the worst pandemic in US history, surpassing the death toll from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.
Dangerously mutated R.1 COVID variant detected in 35 countries
First detected in Japan, the variant contains a mutation that could enable it to bypass the antibody protection present in those who are fully vaccinated.
‘I’ve missed going to gigs’: UK under-30s on why they got double-jabbed
Four people on what convinced them to have a second Covid jab – and why there may have been a slow uptake among peers
Scottish Covid vaccine trialists ‘treated like second-class citizens’
Novavax volunteers fear start of vaccine passports next month could put them at further disadvantage
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