Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong scraps mask mandate after almost 1,000 days

Hong Kong is scrapping its mask mandate from Wednesday, Chief Executive John Lee announced, ending the financial hub's last major Covid curb as it seeks to emerge from the pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Los Angeles County avoids new mask rule as COVID stabilizes

Los Angeles County dropped a plan to impose a universal indoor mask mandate this week as COVID-19 infections and rates of hospitalizations have stabilized, a top health official said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

England lifts COVID restrictions as omicron threat recedes

Most coronavirus restrictions, including mandatory face masks, were lifted in England on Thursday after Britain's government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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