Infectious diseases

Sydney police call for military to enforce lockdown

Police in Australia's largest city have requested military help to enforce a coronavirus lockdown as infections in Sydney reached a new record on July 29. 

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Commissioner Mick Fuller said New South Wales police had asked for 300 Australian Defence Force personnel to be deployed "to boost its operational footprint".

President Iohannis: Romania must be prepared for 4th wave of COVID-19 pandemic; I urge everyone to vaccinate

Romania must be prepared to deal with the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the "safest" way to slow it down is vaccination, President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday. "This virus that we have been facing for so many months has made and continues to make victims. Although we are now in a period with a low number of infections, we must be realistic. The pandemic is not over.

Melbourne to lift virus lockdown as Delta outbreak contained

Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown will be lifted late on July 27, as authorities signalled a Delta variant outbreak in Australia's second-biggest city had been contained.

Neighbouring South Australia state will also ease stay-at-home rules, but the country's largest city Sydney was facing a likely extension to a lockdown now in its fifth week.

Undiscovered data on COVID-19 could have saved millions of lives: "World had to know"

However, the British magazine hid it, writes the "Daily Mail", referring to the book by the British scientist Jeremy Farrar, as "Sputnik" reports.
Farrar pointed out that they started drawing attention to the new virus in China at the end of 2019, when the first cases were registered in Wuhan.

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.

Expert fuels concerns over mosquito threat in Istanbul

A Turkish academic has raised the alarm over looming disease threats that could be caused by Asian tiger mosquitos which have recently been seen frequently and especially in Istanbul.

Many complaints have been coming in from Istanbul residents who generally get bitten by the Asian tiger mosquito, a carrier of malaria, yellow fever, the West Nile virus and the Zika virus.

CNSU updates list of high epidemiological risk countries; Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands in red zone

On Thursday, the National Committee for Emergency Situations updated the list of countries/territories with high epidemiological risk in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Andorra, Georgia, and Malaysia entering the red zone. At the same time, according to Decision no.

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