Malta reopens restaurants as coronavirus vaccination reaches 60% of adult population

Malta reopened restaurants for lunch on Monday after the island’s health minister said the COVID-19 vaccination drive had reached 60% of the adult population and cases were down. Restaurants were closed two months ago when case numbers hit a record 510 on March 10 and the Mediterranean island of about 450,000 people tightened restrictions with… Read More Malta reopens restaurants as coronavirus vaccination reaches 60% of adult population

Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny reappears following missing reports

A Siberian doctor who treated poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last year reappeared on Monday after being reported missing while on a hunting trip, Russian news agencies cited the regional government as saying. A search was launched in the forests of the Omsk region, about 2,200 km (1,370 miles) east of Moscow, after physician Alexander… Read More Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny reappears following missing reports

Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny goes missing

A Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he collapsed on a flight in Russia last year has gone missing, Russian police said on Sunday. Police in the Omsk region, about 2,200 km (1,370 miles) east of Moscow, said physician Alexander Murakhovsky had left a hunting base in a forest on an all-terrain… Read More Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny goes missing

Emirates airline to fly medical aid to India for free

Emirates airline said on Sunday it will fly medical supplies from Dubai to nine cities in India free of charge from this week to help battle a devastating upsurge in the coronavirus. International aid has poured in for India, where record infection rates have overwhelmed hospitals, depleting medicines, oxygen tanks and other supplies. Earlier this… Read More Emirates airline to fly medical aid to India for free

Sri Lanka approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Sri Lanka on Saturday approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in Sri Lanka, as the island nation battles a third wave of the virus, while suffering a restricted supply of vaccines from neighboring India. Dr. Sudharshani Fernandopulle, the minister overseeing the fight against the epidemic, said in a statement the government would order 5… Read More Sri Lanka approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Israel to send emergency medical aid to India

Israel will begin sending emergency medical aid, including badly needed oxygen equipment, to India on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said, to help fight the world’s biggest COVID-19 surge. In a statement on Monday, the ministry said a series of flights throughout the week would carry aid that included thousands of group and individual oxygen generators,… Read More Israel to send emergency medical aid to India

Britain to send 1,000 additional ventilators to help tackle coronavirus crisis in India

Britain will send another 1,000 ventilators to India, the government said on Sunday, stepping up its support as India’s healthcare system struggles to cope with a huge surge in cases of COVID-19. India has reported more than 300,000 daily cases for more than 10 days straight, leaving hospitals, morgues and crematoriums overwhelmed. The British government… Read More Britain to send 1,000 additional ventilators to help tackle coronavirus crisis in India

Nigeria issues entry ban to travellers from India, Brazil and Turkey over coronavirus fears

Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of coronavirus in those countries, a presidential committee said on Sunday. “Non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India or Turkey within Fourteen (14) days preceding travel to Nigeria, shall be denied entry into Nigeria,” Boss Mustapha,… Read More Nigeria issues entry ban to travellers from India, Brazil and Turkey over coronavirus fears