Thailand Defends Mixing Covid Shots After WHO Warns Against “Dangerous Trend”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Thailand has reported more than 353,700 coronavirus cases and 2,847 deaths (File) Bangkok: Thailand on Tuesday defended mixing two different COVID-19 vaccines to battle a surge in infections, after the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s top scientist warned that it was a “dangerous trend” not backed by evidence. The kingdom is struggling to contain its latest … Read more

Video: No Rockets, but Anxiety Persists in Southern Israel

Reading Time: 6 minutes [ALARM SOUNDING] [EXPLOSION] “When you hear that red alert, your heart goes from 0 to 100.” [NON ENGLISH LOUDSPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT] “We have 15 seconds from the time we hear the alarm until we need to be inside the bomb shelter. But because we are the closest to the Gaza Strip, we don’t even have the … Read more

Tourists Land In No-Quarantine Phuket Despite Thailand COVID-19 Surge

Reading Time: 7 minutes The international travellers arrives at the holiday spot of Phuket as Thailand boosts its tourism. Phuket, Thailand: The first international travellers touched down Thursday in the holiday hotspot of Phuket under a quarantine-free scheme, as Thailand tries to reboot its battered tourism industry while also enduring its worst coronavirus outbreak. Tourism makes up almost a fifth of the Thai … Read more

Delta surge shuts down Asia-Pacific – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes Moscow on Sunday recorded its worst daily coronavirus death toll and Indonesia saw more than 21,000 infections in a day, also a record, as countries across the Asia-Pacific region extended or reimposed restrictions to tackle fresh waves of cases. The pandemic has now killed close to four million people across the world. The Delta strain … Read more