Macron appoints Elisabeth Borne as new Prime Minister of France

PARIS (AP) — Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was named France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming the second woman in history to hold the post. Borne, 61, labor minister in the previous government of French President Emmanuel Macron, succeeds Jean Castex, whose resignation on Monday was expected after Macron was re-elected last month for a … Read more

Should you mix and match COVID boosters for your fourth dose?

Now that people over 50 or those who are immunocompromised are eligible for a second covid reminder, you may be wondering if you should change the type of vaccine you receive for your fourth dose. Evidence suggests that doing so for the third dose produces a stronger and more robust immune response, likely because vaccines … Read more

What to do after testing positive for COVID-19 in Massachusetts – NBC Boston

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Massachusetts and most states now considered high risk for community transmission, it may be time to revisit quarantine guidelines. What should you do if you test positive for COVID-19? The latest virus quarantine guidelines, as posted on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health websiteis mainly based on two … Read more

North Korea reports another 15 suspected COVID-19 deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands more patients with fevers as it mobilizes more than a million healthcare and other workers to attempt to quell the nation’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported. Sunday. After maintaining a widely disputed claim that there was no coronavirus … Read more

South Africa in a new wave of COVID from omicron releases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases caused by two omicron subvariants, health experts say. For about three weeks, the country has seen an increase in the number of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalizations, but no increase in severe cases and deaths, said Professor Marta Nunes, researcher at … Read more

North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that six people have died and hundreds of thousands more have fallen ill amid an explosive spread of fever across the country, a day after acknowledging an outbreak of COVID-19 in a largely unvaccinated population for the first time since the pandemic began. The true scale … Read more

EU lifts mask requirement for air travel as pandemic recedes

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union will no longer require masks to be worn at airports and on planes starting next week as part of the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the bloc, it was announced on Wednesday. authorities. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency said it hoped the joint decision, taken with the European … Read more

New variant of COVID fuels viral spread – NBC New York

the COVID-19[feminine] subvariant estimated by New York State health officials to be significantly more contagious than the first descendant of the mighty micron The strain now accounts for up to 73.3% of all viruses circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to news reports. CDC data released Tuesday. Prevalence of BA.2.12.1, which … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more