COVID-19: Italy makes vaccine passport compulsory – workers can be fined and suspended without pay

Italy is to become the first European country to make a vaccine passport system compulsory for all workers. Proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection must be provided or staff will be suspended without pay and face a fine. However, they cannot be sacked. The law set to apply to both public and private employees from

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NFLPA calls for daily COVID-19 testing for all players – The Denver Post

The NFL Players Association wants daily COVID-19 testing for fully vaccinated players. The league and the union agreed last week to update protocols so vaccinated players would be tested weekly instead of every 14 days as they were during training camp. That’s not enough, according to NFLPA president and Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter. “Since the beginning of training camp,

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“This is very serious:” Hawaii health officials warn of medical oxygen shortage amid growing COVID hospitalizations

As COVID-19-related hospitalizations rise in Hawaii, health officials worry that the demand for medical oxygen will exceed what the islands are able to produce. Since the beginning of August, the state’s daily consumption for medical grade oxygen has increased by nearly 250%, according to the state’s healthcare association.  “This is the first time that there has been a potential shortage,”

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Tank Believes COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Personal Choice

When sharing his message about the vaccine, the ‘Can’t Let It Show’ singer encourages his followers to make their own choice and ‘don’t let anyone judge you for it.’ AceShowbiz –Tank has offered a message about COVID-19 vaccine. Claiming that everyone has their own right to decide whether or not they will get vaccinated, the “Can’t Let It Show” singer

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Emmys to be Held in 'Indoor/Outdoor Setting' With Limited Nominated Invitees

The Emmys will now take place in an “indoor/outdoor setting,” the Television Academy announced on Tuesday. As Variety reports, both the Primetime and Creative ceremonies will be held on the Event Deck of L.A. Live, directly behind its usual indoor Microsoft Theater home, where it was initially set to take place this year. The organization made the decision as Covid-19

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World races to contain Covid-19 Delta variant, US steps up anti-virus plan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Governments around the world on Thursday (July 29) raced to head off a surge in coronavirus cases driven by the Delta variant, with US President Joe Biden offering new incentives to vaccine holdouts and Israel authorizing booster shots. The World Health Organization warned the highly transmissible strain of the virus, first detected in India, could unleash a

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Can I play golf under the latest Covid-19 restrictions? SportSG answers your questions

SINGAPORE – The multi-ministry task force tackling the pandemic announced on Tuesday (July 20) that all indoor, mask-off sports and exercise activities and classes will cease from Thursday. Mask-off activities will be allowed outdoors, but class sizes are limited to just two people. Mask-on activities – whether indoor or outdoor – may proceed in classes of up to 30 people

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G-20 High Level Panel lists 4 steps to plug global health and financing gaps

SINGAPORE – More resources and enhanced mandates for global institutions, as well as a new way of funding, are needed to transform the global healthcare and financing system, a committee of leading global experts has said. Describing steps the world must take to quell the risk of another devastating pandemic, the Group of 20 (G-20) High Level Independent Panel on

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