White House considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated; South Korea reports 1,896 new cases; Thailand reports 16,533 new cases
Coronavirus live news: Austria to hear first lawsuit over resort outbreak; Africa vaccine shortfall raises risk of deadly variants, WHO warns
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Vienna court to hear civil suit over outbreak at Ischgl ski resort in March 2020; parts of Africa could become ‘breeding grounds for vaccine-resistant variants’
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France has suspended 3,000 health workers without pay for refusing the Covid vaccine. The health minister, Olivier Véran, said the staff had been notified in writing before the government-imposed deadline to have at l...
Coronavirus live news: Israel booster shots curb serious illness, data suggests; Hong Kong experts advise one Pfizer shot for teens
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Experts in Israel say recent data supports the government’s claims that booster shots have stemmed a rise in serious cases, while a panel in Hong Kong has recommended children aged 12-17 should get only one dose of Bi...
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Independent retailers and food outlets are stepping into the gaps left by chain stores on the UK’s high streets, retail parks and in shopping centres, driving the first rise in their numbers in four years. A net total...
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Google employees and subcontracted workers are demanding that the company pay back wages to temporary workers, following a Guardian report that revealed Google had knowingly and illegally underpaid thousands of temps ...
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Boris Johnson has been accused of “hammering” workers with a “broken tax system” as the end of the universal credit uplift and the hike to national insurance loom. The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, accused the prime mi...
Covid kills a 9/11’s worth of Americans every three days. The vaccine mandate shouldn’t be controversial
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The Biden administration’s decision to require vaccinations for large segments of the workforce has been predictably controversial among Trump loyalists, vaccine deniers and rightwing media. It’s also the strongest mo...
Coronavirus live news: France health worker vaccine mandate comes into effect; healthcare rationing ‘imminent’ for Idaho
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Idaho department of health says ‘We do not see a peak in sight’; French hospital staff, doctors, ambulance drivers, retirement and aged care home workers must be vaccinated