– CDC says, calling for new response to Delta variant  July 30 (Reuters) – The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious Delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking. An internal CDC document said the variant, first detected in India […]

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on the Cuban police force and two of its leaders on Friday in response to the Havana government’s crackdown on protesters, and President Joe Biden promised Cuban-American leaders more actions were coming. The U.S. Treasury Department said the sanctions, which appeared to be largely symbolic, were a reaction to “actions […]

…if COVID-19 disruption of health services continues, PAHO warns WASHINGTON, D.C., (PAHO) –The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted essential health services in most countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, threatening immunization of children and care of expectant mothers and people with chronic conditions, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne warned. “We therefore urge countries to […]

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 30 July 2021) – The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHSFA) is advising Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States to intensify protective measures against the African Swine Fever (ASF) which is now confirmed to be in the Americas. The disease has already killed more than 800 pigs in two locations in […]

—CMO Parasram on ‘Delta’ Covid variant coming to T&T:  (Trinidad Express) It’s only a matter of time before Trini­dad and Tobago gets its first case of the Delta variant, as it’s more transmissible than the P1 (Brazilian) variant, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley also warned on Thursday that it is inevitable the […]

(BBC) The Afghan government imposed a curfew across almost all of the country on Saturday in an attempt to stop the Taliban from invading cities. Aside from the capital Kabul and two other provinces, no movement will be allowed between 22:00 and 04:00. Fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces has escalated over the past two months as international […]

(BBC) China is imposing sanctions on several US individuals and organisations in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. Those targeted include former US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross. The counter-sanctions come days before US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is due to visit China. The US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong were because […]

(BBC) The authorities in north-west Nigeria say they have freed 100 women and children – mainly mothers nursing infants – who were seized by bandits. The group were abducted on 8 June in Zamfara state. Four people were also killed during the incident. The Zamfara state government said they were released without any ransom being paid, but gave no further […]

(BBC) Twelve people have died after record-breaking rainfall flooded underground railway tunnels in China, leaving passengers trapped in rising waters. Video shared on social media shows evening commuters just managing to keep their heads above water. Water is seen rushing onto platforms. More than 500 people were eventually rescued from the tunnels in Henan province, officials said. Days of rain […]

By Khamarie Rodriguez (Trinidad Express) Rickson Pancham left home on his feet for the last time 11 years ago. He remembers it well, the morning of December 3, 2010. That afternoon, the then-construction worker would board the back seat of a friend’s car for a ride home, minutes before it was hit by an oncoming vehicle that left him pinned […]

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?