COVID-19 Deaths Surpasses 1.5 Million Across Europe

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  • From January 15, people over 18 would need to show proof of a top-up vaccine dose to maintain a valid Covid pass… 

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Europe, on Thursday, reached the grim milestone of 1.5 million COVID-19 deaths as nations scramble to tackle a worsening crisis with winter approaching.

In response, France accelerated its COVID booster rollout and Germany, with fatalities and infections surging, weighed new measures.

With the world braced for the full onslaught of yet another wave, the EU’s medicines agency cleared a vaccine for children as young as five.

But South Africa reported a new worrying COVID-19 variant with devastating potential, the EU medicines agency cleared a vaccine for children as young as five.

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In Paris, Health Minister Olivier Veran said that COVID-19 booster shots, until now only available to people over 65 or with health problems, would be accessible to all adults starting this weekend.

From January 15, people over 18 would need to show proof of a top-up vaccine dose to maintain a valid COVID pass, which is required to enter restaurants, bars, gyms and other public venues.

The minister said the stringent measure could see France through the fifth wave without recourse to another lockdown, which the government is desperately trying to avoid.

Adding pressure, the EU Commission recommended that the bloc’s vaccination certificate should become invalid once the holder’s latest dose is more than nine months old.

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