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

Montenegro and Thailand are added to travel red list | Daily Mail Online

Montenegro and Thailand are added to travel red list as Canada, Denmark, and the Azores are among seven destinations moving to green Montenegro and Thailand are being added to the travel red list while Canada, Denmark and the Azores are among just seven countries moved to green.   Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the … 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

With Pfizer approval, COVID-19 vaccine to become mandatory for troops

Service members not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 will have to sit down for their shots soon or risk administrative or criminal action. With the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement Monday that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has received full licensure, the Defense Department is working up a policy to begin requiring it for troops. “A timeline … Read more

Kenney says he won’t ‘take a lecture’ from feds on COVID-19 in Alberta | Globalnews.ca

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he won’t “take lectures” from federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu on how to handle COVID-19. Hajdu earlier penned a letter to her Alberta counterpart  saying she agrees with the Canadian Paediatric Society’s description of Alberta’s move to lift all COVID-19 measures as an “unnecessary and risky gamble.” “We’re not going … Read more

Covid-19 and Delta Variant News: Live Updates – The New York Times

Pushing forth in a pandemic, these Games were meant to be, as the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said last year, “the light at the end of this dark tunnel the whole world is going through.” Yet they were often claustrophobic and cut off from society, with capacious venues across Tokyo repurposed into cloistered … Read more

Oregon health care workers must get COVID-19 shots or submit to weekly testing, governor says – oregonlive.com

Oregon health care workers will have to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or face weekly testing, Gov. Kate Brown’s office said Wednesday, in an apparent step to fight the state’s run-away coronavirus case numbers fueled by the delta variant. The move comes amid a nationwide push to drive up vaccination rates, both for the general public … Read more

Who is Qin Gang, China’s new ambassador to the U.S.? – SupChina

Observers argue that addressing some of Chinese’s lightweight requests, for example, relaxing visa restrictions on Chinese students and official media outlets, could be a pragmatic way to jump-start improvement of the fraught relations. Other demands like lifting sanctions imposed over Xinjiang and Hong Kong are likely to go unmet. Qin Gang is likely to play … Read more

China races to curb Delta-fuelled COVID outbreak, worst in months | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

Provinces across China have imposed tougher restrictions in an effort to racing to contain the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak in months, with health officials attributing the surge in COVID-19 infections to the highly contagious Delta variant. Authorities reported 328 symptomatic infections in July – almost equal to the total number of local cases from February … Read more

Oregon recommends masks as state tops 1,000 daily coronavirus cases, hospitalizations climb 25% overnight – oregonlive.com

Oregon’s tenuous position against the coronavirus teetered further Tuesday as the state reported its highest daily case count in at least three months and a 25% single-day surge in people hospitalized with COVID-19, prompting state officials to recommend universal masking in indoor public spaces. The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,032 new confirmed and presumptive cases, … Read more