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Greece and Turkey holidays could restart before Spain by June as destinations have ‘better Covid vaccination plans’ (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 18/01/2021 17:49:38

HOLIDAYS to Greece and Turkey are likely to start before Spain, according to tour operators, as they have better coronavirus vaccination plans. Both countries hope to establish safe travel corridors w...

Coronavirus live news: Keir Starmer suggests he would back tougher measures; India begins world's largest vaccination drive (source — www.theguardian.com) 16/01/2021 15:09:16

India begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleUK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enterGerman vaccine officia...

Greece to hike fines for violation of COVID-19 restrictions (source — www.independent.co.uk) 15/01/2021 17:59:32

Greece’s prime minister says the country’s retail sector might begin to gradually reopen next week, if the scientists advising the government on the coronavirus pandemic recommend it is safe to do so

Coronavirus live news: hospitals in Brazilian state at breaking point amid oxygen shortage; global deaths near 2m (source — www.theguardian.com) 15/01/2021 03:21:19

WHO moves emergency meeting forward by two weeks; Israel vaccinates 2m; US officials warn of ‘full resurgence’ of Covid in major population centresCovid surge in Brazil’s largest state leaves health w...

Coronavirus live news: UK records 1,248 deaths; curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities (source — www.theguardian.com) 15/01/2021 01:50:41

Claims an entire hospital wing of patients dies in Manaus after oxygen supply ran out; Sweden’s death toll goes past 10,000UK deaths down from Wednesday’s record highGreece presses case for vaccine pa...

Greece presses case for Covid vaccine passports but other EU states wary (source — www.theguardian.com) 14/01/2021 20:37:28

Leaders will debate proposal next week; Greek PM says scheme could encourage vaccine take-upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePlans for a vaccine passport to allow people who...

Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden (source — www.theguardian.com) 14/01/2021 20:30:56

Claims an entire hospital wing of patients dies in Manaus after oxygen supply ran out; Sweden’s death toll goes past 10,000Greece presses case for vaccine passports but other EU states waryCovid vacci...

Man City’s Benjamin Mendy flouted lockdown AGAIN by flying girl in from Greece for four-day romp (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 12/01/2021 13:23:00

COVIDIOT football star Benjamin Mendy flouted rules again when he flew a girl in from Greece for a four-day romp. We told last week how the Man City ace, 26, hosted a new year party for pals outside h...

Man City star Benjamin Mendy flouted lockdown AGAIN by flying girl in from Greece for four-day romp (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 12/01/2021 12:59:00

COVIDIOT football star Benjamin Mendy flouted rules again when he flew a girl in from Greece for a four-day romp. We told last week how the Man City ace, 26, hosted a new year party for pals outside h...

In Greek city, segregated graves extend COVID-19 isolation (source — www.independent.co.uk) 12/01/2021 10:28:31

COVID-19 victims endure harrowing isolation before and after death in Thessaloniki, the city in Greece most acutely affected by the pandemic

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