Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

The United States will keep existing COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant, according to a White House official.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alpha variant spread via 'super-seeding' event in UK, researchers say

The rapid spread of the Alpha variant of COVID-19 resulted from biological changes in the virus and was enhanced by large numbers of infected people "exporting" the variant to multiple parts of the UK, in what the researchers ...

Ophthalmology

Mobile screening app triples eye care uptake

Using smartphones for eye screening and referrals could triple the number of people seeking primary care for eye problems and increase the uptake of hospital services in low-resource settings, a study says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia

New Zealand announced a three-day suspension of its quarantine-free travel arrangement with Australia on Saturday, with Wellington citing "multiple" outbreaks of COVID-19 in the neighbouring country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France adds Russia to COVID red list

France on Wednesday added Russia to its list of countries from which non-essential travel is banned, as concern grows over a spike of cases in Moscow due to the Delta variant.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Zealand on edge after virus-infected Australian visits

After enjoying nearly four months without any community transmission of the coronavirus, New Zealanders were on edge Wednesday after health authorities said an infectious traveler from Australia had visited over the weekend.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID eases but US won't join EU in opening borders

As the COVID pandemic recedes dramatically in the West, Europe is opening its doors to Americans—but the reverse is not holding true, with the United States not budging on restrictions imposed 15 months ago.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fully vaccinated Canadians exempt from quarantine in July

Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative for COVID-19 will be exempt from two weeks of quarantine when returning to the country in early July, officials said Monday.

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