UPDATE UK adds Thailand to Covid travel ‘red list’ – Pattaya One News

The British government on Monday will add Thailand to its travel “red list”. Foreigners are banned from travelling to England from red list countries, and nationals are required to quarantine. “Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the red list from 4 am on Monday 30 August 2021,” reflecting the increased coronavirus case rates in those countries, the Department for Transport … Read more

Thailand Added To UK’s Red Travel List – Switzerland, Denmark And Canada Go Green | HuffPost UK

Thailand and Montenegro are being added to the government’s red travel list, while the Azores, Switzerland, Denmark and Canada are among seven locations being moved to the green list, the Department for Transport said. It means people returning to the UK from “red” destinations will be forced to enter a quarantine hotel. Popular European holiday … Read more

COVID-19 was never supposed to get into Indigenous communities. Now it’s at the ‘doorstep’ – ABC News

It was the success story of the pandemic: no First Nations lives lost, and until  recently, COVID-19 hadn’t made its way to Indigenous communities.  Key points: Now, with critically low vaccination rates, Aboriginal communities fear the worst as a rapidly evolving outbreak hits communities already battling chronic illness and overcrowding. First Nations communities in western and … Read more

Ireland in top 40 medal ranking in Tokyo Olympics – Buzz.ie

Get more of the stories that matter to you by signing up to our FREE daily newsletter We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time.More … Read more

69% of Business Leaders Say Hybrid Working for Staff Likely Once Restrictions Lifted – Irish Tech News

A new survey of its members by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland has found that 69% of business leaders say all staff will work a mix of being in the office/workplace and working remotely (a hybrid model) once the relevant public health restrictions are lifted. Just 8% indicate that all staff will exclusively … Read more

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot 93% effective six months after second dose | Reuters

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Thursday its COVID-19 shot was about 93% effective through six months after the second dose, showing hardly any change from the 94% efficacy reported in its original clinical trial. That compares favorably to data from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE (22UAy.DE) last week in which … Read more

Covid quarantine to be dropped for some Britons vaccinated abroad | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Some Britons who have been double-vaccinated abroad will soon be able to travel to the UK more easily as the government prepares to recognise jabs administered overseas. Current restrictions mean only those who have been fully inoculated by the NHS are able to take advantage of avoiding quarantine if coming from countries graded amber under … Read more

U.S. extends travel curbs at Canada, Mexico land borders through Aug. 21 | Reuters

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Wednesday extended the closure of land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travel such as tourism through Aug. 21 even as officials debate whether to require visitors to have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The latest 30-day extension by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came … Read more

Australian mask manufacturer dumped for cheaper overseas suppliers – ABC News

On the factory floors of Australian mask manufacturer Med-Con, eight of the 10 machines sit silent. Key points: It’s an eerie contrast to the noise and activity of the site last year when production was at its peak. “All the people we’ve supported throughout the pandemic seem to have left us,” chief executive Steven Csiszar … Read more

UK coronavirus cases will stay high for MONTHS until autumn, say SAGE | Daily Mail Online

Coronavirus cases will stay high for months until autumn after passing 100,000 in two weeks’ time and a new lockdown will be needed by September, experts have warned. It comes just two days before England is set to ditch most restrictions including social distancing and legal limits of gatherings on Monday – which has been … Read more