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Belarus axed as host of ice hockey tournament over 'security concerns' (source — 18/01/2021 20:44:22

Sponsors of IIHF championships had begun to drop out after violent government crackdown on protestsThe international ice hockey federation (IIHF) has said it will not hold this summer’s world champion...

UK To Face Delays In Delivery Of Pfizer Vaccine (source — 16/01/2021 12:27:49

The UK is set to face short-term delays in delivery of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine as the pharmaceutical company upgrades its production capacity.Pfizer is upscaling production at its plant in Puur...

EU states warn of risks to vaccination credibility as Pfizer slows supplies (source — 16/01/2021 03:33:00

BRUSSELS: European governments said the credibility of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes was at risk yesterday after US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced a temporary slowdown of deliveries of i...

World ushers in New Year under Covid shadow (source — 01/01/2021 03:38:17

THE world ushered in the New Year with pandemic controls muting celebrations for billions of people eager to bid farewell to a virus-ridden 2020.After a grinding year that has seen at least 1.7 millio...

World to mark locked-down New Year’s Eve (source — 31/12/2020 09:31:38

THE world readied to usher in the New Year Thursday, with pandemic controls muting celebrations for billions of people eager to bid virus-ridden 2020 farewell.After a grinding year that has seen at le...

Covid-19: Kiwi stuck in Latvia will spend Christmas volunteering at orphanage (source — 22/12/2020 00:30:04

Andrei Salisbury lost his job due to Covid-19 and is volunteering at an orphanage in exchange for food and a bed to sleep in.

Controversial South Korean director Kim Ki-duk dies of Covid aged 59 (source — 11/12/2020 18:22:58

The director, who faced accusations of sexual misconduct, died while being treated in Latvia Controversial South Korean film-maker Kim Ki-duk has died aged 59 in a Latvian hospital, where he was being...

Latvia To Roll Out COVID-19 Tests Via Vending Machine (source — 10/12/2020 16:14:16

The Baltic state is turning to automation to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

UK coronavirus live: Whitty says people should not hug elderly relatives as PM warns against easing up on virus fight (source — 26/11/2020 20:56:28

PM says now is not the time to ease up after backlash against new England tier system; Sir Chris Whitty says people should not hug elderly relativesWhat tier am I in? Latest Covid rules in England pos...

These Countries Are On The UK's Travel Quarantine Exemption List (source — 24/11/2020 09:55:08

There has been a flurry of positive announcements in the battle against coronavirus in recent days, most notably the prospect of a third vaccine being distributed within a matter of weeks. And th...

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