An investigation into Brazil’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis has revealed allegations that an official was pressured to swing a deal on vaccine imports and that President Jair Bolsonaro warned of possible irregularities. The Senate Committee is investigating how the government has dealt with the pandemic.
Iceland has lifted all domestic restrictions and will soon ease testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers due to the country’s high level of vaccination. Health Minister Svandis Svavarsdóttir said the requirements for wearing masks and social distancing and restrictions on meetings were lifted.
Symptoms of adverse mental illness were more common among U.S. public health workers who spent more time on Covid-19 response activities or worked long hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers surveyed 26,174 employees between March 29 and April 16.
Daily coronavirus cases in Fiji have risen more than sevenfold since the beginning of the month, with a health minister blaming the rise highly transmissible Delta variant. The number of cases has skyrocketed in recent weeks, from 37 on June 1 to 308 on June 24. Fourteen people have now died.
The Latitude music festival will be can run at full capacity this summer after being included in the government’s event research program. Founded in 2006, Latitude is home to approximately 35,000 people. It is scheduled to run from July 22 to 25, three days after all remaining lockdown restrictions will be lifted across England.
According to Christie’s, the internationalization of luxury goods kept the sector afloat during the pandemic. In 2020 the online auctions are including bidders from 90 countriess not previously represented, said Neda Whitney, senior vice president of marketing. They accounted for 40 percent of the bidders.
Vaccine alliance Gavi has said it will give another $775m provide to help low-income countries prepare to deliver jabs with scheduling, technical assistance and cold chain equipment, after announcing that 1.9 billion doses will be available by the end of the year. The funds will fund the Covax program.
After years of delay, Athens will green-light an 8 billion euro real estate plan that is so central to the Greek economy that it was part of talks with eurozone creditors. The Hellinikon real estate development – three times the size of Monaco – is seen as essential to help Greece recover from the pandemic and recession.