Alaska ends COVID-19 disaster status, says state in recovery
Published: Sat, 01 May 2021 09:09:46 +0000

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday ended the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration, saying the state is in such a good position he doesn't need emergency powers bestowed by the Legislature.

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Coronavirus: at least 10 previously confirmed Hong Kong cases carried variant suspected to be devastating India, PolyU research team finds
Published: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 07:49:56 +0000

At least 10 imported Covid-19 infections previously confirmed in Hong Kong carried a variant suspected to be behind the current devastating surge in India, the Post has learned. The researcher behind the discovery has called on the government to step up surveillance of the potentially more infectious mutated strain, which is being investigated by scientists around the world.

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Fiji Airways cancels all flights in response to mystery COVID-19 case
Published: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:03:34 +0000

Fiji's national airline has canceled all international flights for at least a week in response to a mystery COVID-19 infection. Of the canceled flights are six special repatriation flights to get Kiwis back to Auckland. "The cancellations are beyond the control of both airlines, and are in place in the interest of the safety of customers, staff, and the general public," a statement on Fiji Airline's website. Freight flights will continue to operate.

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Indian coronavirus variant reaches Switzerland -government says
Published: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 02:15:37 +0000

The first case of the Indian variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Switzerland, the Federal Office for Public Health (BAG) said, as other countries introduce travel bans to contain its spread. The case involved a passenger who arrived in Switzerland via a transit airport and not directly from India, which has been hit hard by a massive wave of infections in recent days, the BAG said on Twitter.

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Epidemic slowing, suspicion of first cases of Indian mutation on Czech soil
Published: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 09:10:24 +0000

The Czech Republic registered 1,059 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, which is 1,500 fewer cases than on a preceding day and 480 fewer than on the same day a week ago, according to data released by the Czech Ministry of Health.

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