Friday, September 17, 2021


Indonesia may reopen to tourists from some countries in October, says minister

He says a decision will be made 'cautiously', first considering countries where the Covid-19 situation is less severe.

Singapore plans to improve worker dormitories after virus outbreak

The new standards include capping occupancy, en-suite toilets, better ventilation and the segmentation of communal facilities, with more spacious rooms and in-room WiFi coverage.

Another drop takes new cases to 17,500

Sarawak logs just over 3,400 cases.

Singapore PM gets Covid booster jab

Lee Hsien Loong urges all who are offered the additional shot to accept it, as Singapore grapples with a spike in new cases.

Brazil minister seeks halt to teen jabs after death, health agency says no concrete link

The health minister says healthy adolescents who have already taken one shot should not take a second.

British study to test mixed vaccine dose schedules in children

Officials are trying to determine the best approach to second doses in adolescents given a small risk of heart inflammation.

Singapore logs 910 new Covid cases, highest since May last year

More than 80% of Singapore's population has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

New cases drop below 19,000

Sarawak continues to lead with just over 3,600 cases.

Unicef calls for schools to reopen in pandemic-hit nations

Schools in around 17 countries remain fully closed, while those in 39 countries remain partially closed.

Moderna says vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster

New analysis shows higher rates of infection among people vaccinated roughly 13 months ago compared with those vaccinated roughly eight months ago.

Indonesia in talks with WHO to become global vaccine hub, minister says

A WHO spokesman says Indonesia is one of 25 low and middle income countries to express interest in hosting a vaccine hub.

Israel booster jabs cutting severe Covid even as cases surge, experts say

After 12 days, those who had a third shot were 11 times less likely to have a confirmed infection and 20 times less likely to develop severe Covid than those who did not.

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