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Vienna: Thousands protest against coronavirus restrictions

  The police said thousands of people took part in the latest protests against coronavirus restrictions in Vienna on Saturday and were arrested for violating the Public Order Act and Covid’s regulations.    Many protesters did not wear masks and did not observe social distancing when they reached the park through the center of the […]

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France imposes stricter lockdown in 23 regions

Currently, 23 French regions are on high alert for the coronavirus and are subject to stricter lockdown regulations. The number of Covid-19 infections per day remains stable, but high.   At a weekly press conference, Prime Minister Jean Castex called on the authorities in the regions concerned to take the necessary steps to promote the […]

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Cyprus welcomes vaccinated British tourists

  The Cypriot government announced this week that British travelers vaccinated with Covid-19 can visit Cyprus from May 1. Cyprus and Israel signed a similar agreement to allow Israeli tourists to enter Cyprus on April 1.    The government said that it has notified British officials that, starting May 1, travelers who have completed the […]

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France to stop exporting COVID-19 vaccines abroad

  French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Friday that France may block the export of COVID-19 vaccines abroad, similar to Italy’s actions in this regard. BFM TV asked if France could follow the example of Italy, Veran replied: “Of course, I understand what Italy did. We can do the same thing.”    “We are […]

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Switzerland to provide free COVID-19 tests for the entire population

  Switzerland announced on Friday a 1 billion Swiss francs (1.08 billion US dollars) plan to provide free coronavirus testing for the entire population as part of measures to ease the country’s withdrawal from COVID-19 restrictions.    The government said that according to the proposal, everyone will receive five self-test kits per month. Once reliable […]

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Spain: Anger after king’s sisters got vaccinated in Abu Dhabi

  The two sisters of King Felipe VI of Spain were at the center of a political storm after confirming that they were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi.  Spain’s Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina went to visit their father last month. Honorary King Juan Carlos I. The former king has been living in Abu […]

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France: Majority of people in favor of legalizing marijuana

  According to a recent parliamentary survey, most French people are in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Although France has the largest number of cannabis users in Europe, it also has some of the toughest drug laws. This survey involves a quarter of the population of over a million. It was conducted by […]

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Italy stops COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Australia

  Italy and the European Commission have blocked the shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to AstraZeneca in Australia.  The British-Swedish drug manufacturer failed to fulfill its EU contractual commitments, so the Italian government rejected its request to export 250,000 doses from the Anagni factory near Rome.    Italy made this request and it was approved by […]

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Spain: Negative coronavirus test mandatory for Balearic Islands arrivals

  The Balearic Islands government announced that travelers from other parts of Spain must prove that they have tested negative for the coronavirus.    Starting from March 4 (Thursday), if domestic tourists leave the area and their cumulative incidence exceeds 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, they must show a negative PCR test.    Previously, […]

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Greece: Movement restricted to within 1.2 miles from home

  In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Greece on Thursday restricted the range of activities to within 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of home.    Daily cases continue to increase as the country recorded 2,703 cases of the virus on Wednesday, the highest number of confirmed cases so far in 2021.    Nikos […]

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Spain: Around 20% of population has reached COVID-19 immunity

  According to a study by the famous Spanish Institute of Epidemiology, Spain’s immunity to coronavirus has reached nearly 20% of the population.    According to statistics from the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE), 19% of the population is immune to coronavirus, a total of 9.7 million people. This measure is based on a combination […]

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Pandemic pushed Italy extreme poverty to 15-year high

  ISTAT said on Thursday that according to preliminary data, the number of absolute poor in Italy reached the highest level since 2020 in 15 years.  According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the incidence of absolutely poor households has risen from 6.4% in 2019 to 7.7% in 2020, which means an increase of 335,000 […]

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