Canadian couple fined after flying to remote town for Covid-19 vaccination

VANCOUVER (NYTIMES) – A Canadian couple violated coronavirus restrictions when they travelled to the Yukon Territory last week to get vaccinated, according to the authorities, prompting accusations of entitlement and raising concerns about infection in a remote community of about 100 people. The couple, Rodney and Ekaterina Baker, of Vancouver, British Columbia, face fines of US$1,000 (S$1,325) for failing to […]

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Vaccine appointments canceled amid confusion over supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout so rife with confusion that even the new CDC director admitted she doesn’t know exactly how many shots are in the pipeline. States were expected to find out their latest weekly allocation of vaccines on Tuesday amid complaints from governors […]

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Denver weather: Expect continued snow for most of Tuesday

The snow will become more intense today before it goes away. How much has it snowed already? Check our snow totals tracker. Tuesday will see snow mostly between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the metro area. Denver will be cloudy all day with a high of 26 and less than one inch of snow accumulation, according to the National […]

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South Africa turns to temporary morgues as Covid-19 deaths soar

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – The cold hits you first. Then comes the smell. Inside a refrigerated shipping container are 17 plastic-wrapped corpses, each bearing a yellow label reading “highly contagious.” The 12-metre steel box has been installed at Johannesburg morgue to help it cope with a rising tide of Covid-19 deaths. The container can store up to 40 corpses, keeping them […]

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Stop hoarding Covid-19 vaccines, South Africa's president tells rich nations

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday (Jan 26) urged wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess Covid-19 vaccines that they had ordered but did not immediately need, saying the world needed to act together to fight the pandemic. “We need those who have hoarded the vaccines to release the vaccines so that other countries can have them,” […]

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Your move Biden! Iran ambassador still ‘waiting’ for US to repair ties post Trump war fear

Donald Trump ‘may engage in warfare with Iran’ warns expert Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi said Iran is waiting for the new US President to lift sanctions and rejoin the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which Mr Trump pulled out of. The UN ambassador also shared there has been no communication between the Biden administration and Iran. Ambassador Ravanchi […]

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