The Latest: Greek island resumes curfew as Covid cases rise

ATHENS, Greece (AP)

The island of Mykonos has grow to be the primary location in Greece to have a curfew reimposed because of a spike in coronavirus circumstances.

Greek government stated Saturday that one in 10 folks examined at the island in fresh days examined sure.

The 1 a.m. to six a.m. curfew took impact Saturday and government additionally imposed a round the clock ban on tune in bars, cafes and eating places beginning 6 pm Saturday. Fines for renting out houses for events of greater than 20 other people can vary as much as 200,000 euros ($236,000).

The ban on tune and the curfew will finish on Monday, July 26, until the federal government comes to a decision to increase it.

Police at the island, a high-end vacationer vacation spot, say that violations of social distancing norms had gotten out of hand lately.

Government say the only resort assigned to other people quarantining has overflowed and guests who’ve examined sure were tenting on beaches (Surfing LA Magazine).

Greece endured to document a slightly excessive selection of new infections Saturday, with 2,562 circumstances reported within the 24-hour duration finishing 3 pm Saturday. There have been additionally seven deaths.



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HELSINKI — Citizens within the Finnish capital had been in a position to get coronavirus jabs with out advance appointment on Saturday at 4 devoted walk-in vaccination issues in a one-day trial intended to trap younger other people particularly to get vaccinated.

Well being officers in Helsinki, a town of 631,000 population, prompt all the ones elderly 16 and above, and the ones 12 to fifteen who belong to a chance team, to get vaccinated.

“Now it’s conceivable to drop through and get the vaccine when you opt for a stroll or pressure, and even in a bunch. We’re making an attempt this for the primary time now on Saturday and relying at the outcome we may be offering this risk extra regularly,” stated Leena Turpeinen, town’s director of well being and substance abuse.

Finnish media reported lengthy traces in entrance of the vaccination issues positioned in 4 town districts.

About 65% of grownup Helsinki citizens have won their first coronavirus jab up to now, fairly greater than the respective determine in whole Finland, a country of five.5 million, officers stated.


LONDON — Britain’s well being minister says he has examined sure for the coronavirus and is experiencing gentle signs.

Well being Secretary Sajid Javid says he has examined sure with a fast take a look at and is self-isolating as he awaits the result of a extra correct PCR take a look at.

Javid stated Saturday, “I’m thankful that I’ve had two jabs of the vaccine and up to now my signs are very gentle.”

Circumstances of the virus are surging within the U.Ok., pushed through the extremely infectious delta variant, in spite of a excessive stage of vaccination.

Javid took over ultimate month from Matt Hancock, who resigned after breaching social distancing regulations. Hancock was once in poor health with COVID-19 early within the pandemic ultimate yr. British High Minister Boris Johnson spent a number of days in extensive care with the virus in April 2020.


PARIS — France will permit global vacationers who’ve had AstraZeneca’s Indian-manufactured vaccine into the rustic beginning Sunday.

On the similar time, France is tightening border exams to regulate the unfold of the delta variant and offer protection to hospitals, in step with a observation from the top minister Saturday.

The transfer to simply accept guests vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s vaccine made through India’s Serum Institute got here after international outcry over the truth that the Ecu Union’s COVID-19 certificates most effective acknowledges AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in Europe. A number of different EU nations already settle for the Indian model. France nonetheless does no longer acknowledge vaccinations through Chinese language or Russian vaccines, most effective the ones approved through the EU medications regulator.

Tunisia, Indonesia, Cuba and Mozambique have now been added to France’s “crimson listing” of nations with excessive virus chance, in step with Saturday’s observation.


LONDON — Vacationers and the commute business are venting frustration and anger after Britain reversed a plan to ease commute restrictions on France simply two days after the trade was once because of get started, bringing up considerations a few variant of the coronavirus.

The U.Ok. authorities says other people getting back from France will have to self-isolate for 10 days on coming into Britain, although they’re totally vaccinated.

The announcement got here simply days after the federal government stated totally vaccinated U.Ok. citizens will now not face quarantine beginning Monday when getting back from Ecu Union countries and dozens of alternative nations.

British well being government say France is being singled out as a result of circumstances of the beta variant, which is assumed to be extra immune to vaccines than different traces.


ATHENS, Greece — Ecu countries are scrambling to ramp up vaccination drives.

They’re the use of a carrot-and-stick strategy to convince those that are reluctant to get their photographs because the extra transmissible delta variant drives a surge in infections.

Greece become the newest to enact new restrictions on Friday. The rustic is requiring evidence of vaccination or fresh restoration from COVID-19 for get admission to to indoor eating places, cafes, bars and picture theaters. Youngsters can input with destructive assessments.

Some Ecu nations like France and Greece have additionally presented obligatory vaccinations for sure professions.


YEREVAN, Armenia — A surge of latest coronavirus infections in Iran fueled through the fast-spreading delta variant has threatened to crush hospitals.

Hundreds of Iranians are taking issues into their very own fingers and flocking to neighboring Armenia because the urgency of vaccination grows.

Vaccine uptake has remained slow within the ex-Soviet Caucasus country amid standard vaccine hesitancy. Government were shelling out loose doses to overseas guests.

That has been a boon for Iranians afraid for his or her lives and in poor health of ready. Iran has the easiest COVID-19 demise toll within the Heart East, not up to 2% of the rustic’s 84 million other people have won each doses. However the travel has grow to be so common for Iranians that the cost of the adventure is hovering.


BANGKOK — Thailand has tightened coronavirus restrictions and warned of additional measures as day by day circumstances surpassed 10,000 and the demise toll hit a document 141 in spite of an in a single day curfew in Bangkok and several other different provinces.

The surge since April has beaten hospitals, strained the financial system and thrown tourism restoration plans unsure.

The vaccine rollout, hindered through provide issues, is slugging with some 5% of the inhabitants totally vaccinated and 15% most effective partly.

Circumstances were mountain climbing specifically in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.

The federal government imposed further measures in a single day together with a ban on any gatherings and actions that may unfold the virus, together with anti-government rallies that experience criticized High Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s dealing with of the pandemic.

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