Slovenia introducing digital PLFs for air and sea passengers

Ljubljana – All passengers arriving in Slovenia by plane or ship will need to fill out a Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) before entering the country starting from 16 August, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced.

The form makes it easier to track contacts in cases where passengers are exposed to a communicable disease during their journey.

Turkey needs to immediately speed up vaccinations: CHP spokesperson

Turkey must speed up its COVID-19 inoculation drive and reach the vaccination rate of 70 percent to maintain herd immunity immediately, Republican People's Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak said on Aug. 9.

Speaking at a press conference, Öztrak noted that a total of 29 million people received their first jabs, which constitutes nearly 35 percent of the total population.

New coronavirus hotspot; "The widest infection after Wuhan" VIDEO / PHOTO

According to state data, nearly 200 people have been infected since the virus was detected at the airport on July 20th.
All flights from Nanjing Airport will be suspended until August 11, the Global Times reported.
Officials also began mass testing after criticism for their "failure."

Easing of Covid restrictions as of Aug. 1, mask mandatory indoors, but also outdoors under certain circumstances

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) has approved a set of coronavirus easing measures applicable as of August 1 for the organization of shows, sports and private events, rallies, workshops, as well as in bars, clubs, discos and gaming halls. According to CNSU Decision No.

Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

More than half of all European adults are now fully vaccinated, the EU said on July 22, as countries across Europe and Asia battled fresh outbreaks blamed on the fast-spreading Delta variant.

The European Central Bank said uncertainty over the wave of infections meant it was keeping the cash taps open to ensure the nascent economic recovery isn't snuffed out.