Day: April 22, 2021

Italy

Italy to ease COVID-19 restrictions gradually

  Starting next week, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi approved a decree to relax Italy‘s COVID-19 constraints.   The decree which will be in effect from Monday until the end of July, reintroduces yellow zones in the country’s tiered system of controls, where penalties are less extreme while the possibility of contagion is only mild. […]

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Spain

Spain will donate COVID-19 vaccine shots to Latin America

  Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday that Spain would give between 5% and 10% of its COVID-19 vaccine shots to Latin American and Caribbean countries this year. “Spain will begin this pledge as soon as 50 percent of the Spanish population has been vaccinated,” Sanchez said at the Ibero-American summit in Andorra, adding […]

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Italy

Italy: Mafia infiltration in tourism sector worth billions

  According to a Demoskopika study seen by ANSA, the penetration of Italy’s numerous mafias into the lucrative tourism sector is worth 2.2 billion euros (2.6 bn USD), with about 40% of it concentrated in the Mezzogiorno (southern Italy) where they are based. As stated by the paper, Italy’s most powerful mafia, the Calabria-based ‘Ndrangheta,’ […]

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EU Europe

EU countries start rolling out single dose J&J vaccine

  Following Europe’s drug regulator’s approval of Johnson & Johnson‘s coronavirus vaccine this week, some EU member states are beginning to prescribe the single-dose injection, with some imposing age limits, as with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Spain’s regional health officials began administering the shot to people aged 70 to 79 on Thursday, only two days after […]

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Paris

Paris: Euro Disney becomes mass Covid vaccination site

As part of France‘s inoculation drive, Disneyland Paris, Europe’s largest tourism destination, will host a mass Covid vaccination site at its convention center beginning Saturday. The site will only be available on weekends.  The amusement park east of the capital, which is deemed a non-essential sector, has been suspended since 30 October, the start of […]

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