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Fully vaccinated travellers will finally be able to enter New Zealand from 30 April 2022, easing border restrictions that have been in place since March last year. Meanwhile, fully vaccinated New Zealanders and residence visa holders in neighbouring Australia will be able to enter the country from 16 January. Fully vaccinated residents and visa holders
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Austria is beginning another COVID-19 lockdown, as the government seeks to limit the spread of the virus. The lockdown is the first since vaccines became widely available, but it comes as just 65% of the population is fully vaccinated. Most gathering places – such as restaurants, cafes, bars, theatres, non-essential shops, and hairdressers – will
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Austria is to become the first country in Europe to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory by law and has announced a full national lockdown from Monday, amid a fourth wave sweeping the continent. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said the coronavirus lockdown would run for a “maximum of 20 days”. He also announced it would be a “requirement
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Authorities in New Delhi are considering a first-of-its-kind lockdown to combat worsening air pollution. Schools have already been closed indefinitely as severe smog choked people living in the Indian capital and neighbouring states on Wednesday. The number of dangerous pollution particles in New Delhi’s air was measured at seven times the safe level on Wednesday,
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Ireland is introducing new COVID-19 restrictions including a midnight closing time for pubs, nightclubs and restaurants as the country battles a fourth wave of infections. The measures, which come into effect from Friday, will also see household contacts of those with COVID required to restrict their movements for five days, even if they have been
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