Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ireland to begin easing virus restrictions next month

Ireland will start to lift a three-month coronavirus lockdown next month, prime minister Micheal Martin said Tuesday, even if many of the restrictions will remain in place until May.

Vaccination

EU tightens rules on coronavirus vaccine exports

The EU on Wednesday tightened its rules on Covid-19 vaccine exports, making authorisations contingent on destination countries behaving fairly in return—particularly vaccine-producing ones.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine rollout hampered in hard-hit northern Italy

The vaccine rollout in Italy's hardest-hit region has been badly hampered by faulty booking systems, media reported Monday, with at least one injection centre nearly empty at the weekend.

Vaccination

French data show 75% of AstraZeneca jabs unused

The French government was under pressure on Tuesday to accelerate its vaccination programme after new figures showed that three in four jabs delivered by AstraZeneca had gone unused.

Vaccination

History shows that vaccine rollout is always a bit shambolic

"The scientists have done it," said the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson in December 2020, hailing the development of the new COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson insisted that this success brought "sure and certain knowledge" that ...

Vaccination

UK expands virus vaccination campaign to over-70s

Britain on Monday extended its coronavirus vaccination campaign to people over the age of 70, as new, tougher restrictions for all arrivals to the country came into force.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gibraltar in new lockdown as virus cases soar

Gibraltar on Saturday imposed a second lockdown to slow soaring rate of virus cases, just days after a landmark deal to ensure post-Brexit fluidity along its border with Spain.

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