Beijing tightens COVID-19 entry rules ahead of Olympics

Strict new COVID-19 restrictions come into force in Beijing on Wednesday for visitors to the Chinese capital, requiring negative tests and dramatically cutting domestic flights as the city raises the drawbridge against the coronavirus ahead of the Winter Olympics. With less than 100 days to go to the games in February, China is bracing for a challenge to its zero-COVID […]

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Beijing tightens COVID-19 entry rules ahead of Olympics

Strict new COVID-19 restrictions come into force in Beijing on Wednesday for visitors to the Chinese capital, requiring negative tests and dramatically cutting domestic flights as the city raises the drawbridge against the coronavirus ahead of the Winter Olympics. With less than 100 days to go to the games in February, China is bracing for a challenge to its zero-COVID […]

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Vienna tightens coronavirus restrictions

Austrian capital Vienna said Thursday it would tighten coronavirus restrictions to only allow those vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 to enter restaurants, go to hairdressers and attend bigger gatherings. The new rules come as the daily surge in cases nationwide hit a record high for 2021, at almost 8,600 infections. “The situation in all of Austria is serious,” Vienna mayor […]

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California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and the state’s hospital association are at odds over how best to create space for critically ill coronavirus patients at already strained medical facilities that soon could be overwhelmed by the expected surge of new cases from holiday gatherings. A surge following Halloween and Thanksgiving produced record hospitalizations and now the most seriously ill of […]

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Russia tightens virus restrictions as cases spike

Russia on Tuesday tightened anti-coronavirus restrictions including mask-wearing in public spaces after registering a record daily spike in virus deaths. According to the country’s consumer safety regulator, face masks are to be worn in crowded areas, on public transport, in taxis and lifts from Wednesday. Rospotrebnadzor also banned public events between 11 pm and 6 am, saying cafes and restaurants […]

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Eagle County tightens restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

Eagle County is tightening restrictions on gatherings and increasing testing efforts in response to growing COVID-19 cases in the region, local health officials announced Friday. The county — which was one of the first and hardest-hit areas in March before becoming one of Colorado’s best success stories in fighting the virus — implemented an amended health order Friday limiting private […]

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