Vaccination

EU aims for COVID certificate launch by end of June

The EU plans to get its COVID certificate scheme operational by the end of June to open up travel within the bloc in time for European summer vacations, a senior official said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mexico's real COVID-19 death toll now stands at over 321,000

Mexico's government acknowledged Saturday that the country's true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic now stands above 321,000, almost 60% more than the official test-confirmed number of 201,429.

Vaccination

EU sets out virus pass plan to allow free travel by summer

The European Union's executive body proposed Wednesday issuing certificates that would allow EU residents to travel freely across the 27-nation bloc by the summer as long as they have been vaccinated, tested negative for ...

Other

China launches virus passport

China has launched a health certificate programme for Chinese international travellers, leading the world in plans for so-called virus passports.

Health

EU to propose vaccine 'green pass'

The European Commission will propose rules for an EU vaccine "green pass" this month, as the bloc prepares to ramp up its COVID-19 immunisation drive, commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Monday.

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