Articles Published on 4th June 2021

New York City hit a milestone Tuesday for its lowest COVID-19 positivity rate since tracking began, the mayor announced.

Fully vaccinated British holidaymakers should be able to move freely across the European Union from 1 July under the bloc’s planned digital Covid-19 certificates, officials announced on Tuesday.

By now, you might have heard about the catastrophe Covid’s becoming in India. Or maybe you haven’t. Then there’s Peru. South Africa. Mexico. Argentina. Indonesia.

As dawn broke over a shuttered flea market in Mission, Texas, on May 25, Anna and her 7-year-old son, Walter, sat sobbing on the curb. Anna and Walter, of El Salvador, had once again been caught by the Border Patrol trying to enter the U.S. undetected, and they feared a repeat of what happened the last time they were caught.

Pope Francis has amended church law to criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests and to allow the punishment of laypeople who hold positions in the church for similar crimes.

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Seiko Hashimoto, has said the Games will go ahead as planned, soon after the Japan’s most senior medical adviser said holding the event under current coronavirus conditions was “not normal”.

People who have had the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine have lower antibody levels targeting the coronavirus variant first discovered in India than those against previously circulating variants in the UK, new data suggests.

New coronavirus cases involving the Indian variant have increased by 79% compared with last week, and the strain is now believed to be dominant in the UK.

Five councils in England have banned smoking outside pubs, cafes and restaurants with others now considering joining them as the Government tries to make the country smoke free within the next decade.

“We can leave the house now, right?” Ermelinda Bonesi, an energetic 72-year-old asks the oncologist and the nurse visiting her apartment in Gussola, a village about 30 minutes from the city of Cremona, in Lombardy, Italy.

Vietnam has suspended international flights into its capital Hanoi after authorities discovered a new Covid strain that is a combination of the Indian and Kent variants, also known as delta and alpha, respectively.

The UK recorded zero coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period on Tuesday but scientists believe planned relaxations could be derailed by a surge in infections fuelled by the Indian variant.