The European Union tightened its controls on Covid-19 vaccine exports on Wednesday, allowing shipments headed almost anywhere to be halted.
At least seven people died and dozens were wounded in a massive fire that ravaged parts of Bangladesh‘s sprawling Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, a firefighting official said Tuesday.
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has given the world hope, but the contrast between the distribution of shots in poor and wealthy nations is “grotesque,” the head of the World Health Organization said.
Thousands of people were evacuated from western Sydney and the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales as torrential rain continued to hammer the eastern Australian state on Monday.
The European Union is sanctioning China for abuses against the Uighur people, the first time the bloc has issued restrictive measures on Beijing for human rights violations since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.
The European Union is not currently in the position to directly donate coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries, said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck north-eastern Japan on Saturday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the prefecture of Miyagi.
About one in three people in France, with a population of nearly 67 million, will be affected by tougher regional measures in place for the next four weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus.