Iraq Reports 4,466 New COVID-19 Cases, Five Deaths In Past 24 Hours

Iraq’s Health Ministry on Monday reported 4,466 fresh COVID-19 cases and five related deaths in a single day, overloading the total officially-confirmed cases to 2,118,779 nationwide since the outbreak of the virus started two years ago. 962 new cases were …

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Japan Mulling Virus Quasi-emergency In and Around Tokyo

The Japanese government has started discussions to impose a quasi-state of emergency on the capital Tokyo and its surrounding districts within the week, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. On Thursday, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said the capital would request …

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Kazakhstan Reports 11,524 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths In a Single Day

Kazakhstan Health Ministry on Monday reported 11,524 new COVID-19 cases and four related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the caseload to over one million. “The new infections and deaths within the last 24 hours is alarming as the …

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Czechoslovakia Convicts First Citizen for COVID-19 Disinformation

Czechoslovakia has convicted its first citizen for COVID-19 disinformation on Friday. According to court documents, Jana Peterková allegedly posted a false message claiming that some seniors died in a nursing home in Měšice after vaccination.  Reports also said that Peterková …

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Australia Regulator Flags Price Hike of COVID-19 Tests

Australia’s competition regulator said it has “significant concerns“ about the retail price of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, with reports of kits costing as much as A$100 ($72) each amid a widespread shortage. “In the middle of a significant outbreak of …

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Apple to Require COVID-19 Booster Shots for Staff

Apple will reportedly require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot upon returning to in-person work. Employees that become eligible for a booster shot will be given four weeks to comply, otherwise, they will be …

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Iraq Reports 3,266 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths In Single Day

Iraq’s health ministry on Friday said they have registered 3,266 new cases of Covid-19 in a single day, pushing its total to 2,108,206 nationwide. Another eight patients have lost their lives to the virus in the past 24 hours, with …

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Turkey Reports 75,564 New COVID Cases, 153 Deaths In Past 24 Hours

Turkey’s health ministry reported another 75,564 new COVID-19 cases and 153 related deaths in the past 24 hours. The new COVID-19 cases were reported out of 410,116 suspected virus samples tested during the same period of hours, the ministry said …

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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses

The United States Supreme Court on Jan. 13 blocked President Joe Biden’s mandate requiring large businesses to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or masked and tested weekly. In a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled that the Occupational …

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