Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Vaccination Rules Come Into Effect

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – New rules requiring people in Saudi Arabia to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine before entering certain public place come into effect today, October 10. Under the new regulations announced on October 1, anyone wishing to enter government buildings, schools, events, or use public transportation and air travel must have received … More Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Vaccination Rules Come Into Effect

Greece Will Allow Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated People In Areas Of Higher Infection

PARIS, France  – Greece will lift some pandemic restrictions in regions where coronavirus cases have been the highest, its health minister said, starting on Saturday. The move, initially implemented for two weeks, is part of a drive to grant  greater freedoms to people who are fully vaccinated against the virus and to encourage a large unvaccinated … More Greece Will Allow Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated People In Areas Of Higher Infection

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID – 19 Vaccine Effectiveness Drops After 6 Months, Study Shows

PARIS, France – The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to data published on Monday that U.S. health agencies considered when deciding on the need for booster shots. The data, which was published in the Lancet … More Pfizer/BioNTech COVID – 19 Vaccine Effectiveness Drops After 6 Months, Study Shows

UK To Open Up More Travel By Scrapping Hotel Quarantine For Dozens Of Countries – Telegraph

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will open more countries for hotel quarantine – free travel later this week, The Sunday Telegraph reported, saying that the U.K.’s ‘red list’ of destinations would be slashed to nine from 54. Fully vaccinated arrivals from countries including South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia will no longer have … More UK To Open Up More Travel By Scrapping Hotel Quarantine For Dozens Of Countries – Telegraph

Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory To Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

RIYAHD/Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Interior Minister reiterated on Friday that full vaccination against COVID-19 is necessary to enter public and private institution, attend school and public transportation. Quoting an official source at the Ministry, it said the decision is based on what health authorities have submitted about what has proven by the competent national … More Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory To Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

Jordan’s Crown Prince Contracts Coronavirus

Dubai/UAE – – Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein contracted coronavirus and his parents King Abdullah and Queen Rania, who tested negative, will protectively self – isolate for five days, the palace said on Monday. ‘His Highness Prince Hussein, who had received the vaccine against the coronavirus, showed mild symptoms and is in very good health’, the … More Jordan’s Crown Prince Contracts Coronavirus

Putin To Remain In COVID – 19 Isolation For Days As Dozens In Entourage Ill

Moscow / Russia – Russian President Vladimir  Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend ‘a few days’ in self – isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID – 19, the TASS news agency reported. Putin was speaking through a video link at a summit of Russia – led … More Putin To Remain In COVID – 19 Isolation For Days As Dozens In Entourage Ill

Facemasks And Sanitizer As French Kids Go Back To School

Paris / France – Twelve million French children headed back to school on Thursday, wearing facemasks, using sanitizer at the entrance and standing distance from each other in the yard under strict government rules aimed at curbing the spread of COVID – 19. ‘This is very different from usual ‘back – to – school’, said … More Facemasks And Sanitizer As French Kids Go Back To School