SOUTH AFRICA: COVID-19 REGULATIONS CANCELLED

Thu 23 June 2022: Health Minister, Joe Phaahla, on Wednesday repealed the several COVID-19 regulations relating to the wearing of face masks, gatherings and persons entering the country. The regulations were promulgated by the Minister on 4 May in the Regulations Relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions. President Cyril Ramaphosa […]

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UK: CORONAVIRUS CASES ROSE BY 40% IN SEVEN DAYS, ACCORDING TO ONS DATA

Tue 21 June 2022: According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), coronavirus infections are now affecting one in every 50 people in the United Kingdom. According to a live review of the latest statistics and trends from the ONS, coronavirus infections have increased by 40% in seven days, with experts […]

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VACCINE MANDATE FOR DOMESTIC, OUTBOUND TRAVELERS ENDS IN CANADA

Wed 15 June 2022: Beginning June 20, domestic and international outbound air travelers will no longer need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the Canadian government. Quarantine will still apply to overseas visitors and Canadians returning from abroad when they re-enter the country. “Today’s announcement is possible because Canadians have stepped up to […]

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WORLD BANK APPROVES SA’S R7.6BN LOAN FOR COVID-19 VACCINES

Tue 14 June 2022: The World Bank has approved a €454.4 million (R7.6 billion) loan to South Africa for the country’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Project. Approved by the Bank’s Group Board of Executive Directors on Monday, the loan comes following a request by the Government of South Africa for assistance in financing vaccine procurement contracts. […]

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INDIA’S OPPOSITION LEADER SONIA GANDHI HOSPITALIZED AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Sun 12 June 2022: Sonia Gandhi, president of India’s main opposition Congress party, has been admitted to hospital with “Covid-related issues,” a party spokesman said Sunday. Gandhi was admitted to the Ganga Ram Hospital in the capital New Delhi, Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet. “She is stable and will be kept […]

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COVID TESTS WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED FOR INCOMING FLIGHTS IN US

Sat 10 June 2022: The United States on Friday announced that Covid-19 tests would no longer be demanded for international travelers arriving by air, a major step in the country’s gradual lifting of pandemic restrictions. White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz confirmed the news on Twitter, with US media saying the testing requirement would […]

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