Young people and women have taken the hardest psychological and financial hit from the pandemic, a YouGov survey has found.
Greeceimposes strict new Covid curbs, aimed at reducing Covid-19 infections that have pushed death rates to almost twice the EU average. The new restrictions went into effect as authorities struggled to convince older Greeks in particular to have the jab.
Israel started rolling out vaccinations for five- to 11-year-olds in a bid to bring down rising Covid infections.
Italy’s health minister announced that Italians will be able to get a Covid booster five months after their first vaccination cycle.
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response accused the UK of throwing unused vaccines “down the drain”.
Boris Johnson says the UK government is “concerned” about Covid, but that there is nothing to suggest that the country should bring back restrictions, despite rising cases across Europe.
India’s total Covid-19 cases reached 34.53m, death toll reaches 466,147, the health ministry said.
Syrian test shortage: Officials in the Kurdish-controlled part of northeast Syria say they ran out of Covid tests two weeks ago and they are struggling to monitor the spread of the virus, Reuters reports.
Experimental chewing gum may reduce virus spread, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say.
Canada to end Covid policy of turning back asylum-seekers.