Aljazeera says North Korea has confirmed its first outbreak of COVID-19, raising fears of a humanitarian disaster in one of the world’s only unvaccinated countries as it goes into a nationwide lockdown.
The Metro says Millions of adults could be offered a fourth Covid jab this autumn after a study revealed they give protection ‘above and beyond’ that provided by a third dose.
Daily Mirror says a new Covid jab which may be more effective for longer has been given approval.
The Metro says a sixth Covid vaccine which may be more effective for longer has been given the green light for use in the UK by health officials.
The Guardian says Global powers have inched closer to an agreement to waive patents for Covid-19 vaccines, a move that would allow for cheaper generic versions to be manufactured and distributed among developing nations faster.
The Guardian says Novak Djokovic will not be allowed to compete at the Indian Wells and Miami ATP Masters 1000 tournaments this month.
France24 says Rules requiring people to show a Covid-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted in France on March 14.
TRT World says police have clashed with anti-vax demonstrators outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, using pepper spray and making dozens of arrests.
BBC News says Around 4.7 million Covid vaccine doses – 4% of the total – ended up as wastage in England by the end of October 2021, a government report reveals.
The Guardian says the Welsh government has become the first UK nation to announce it will offer Covid vaccinations to all five- to 11-year olds.
Novak Djokovic insists he’s not anti-vax but will continue refusing vaccination even if it means missing tournaments
The Metro says Novak Djokovic insists he is not anti-vax but will continue to refuse vaccination even if it means missing future tennis tournaments.
Aljazeera says Africa is transitioning out of the pandemic phase of the COVID-19 outbreak and moving towards a situation where it will be managing the virus over the long term.
Italian anti-vax parents lose appeal over unvaccinated blood donor request for child’s heart surgery
The Independent says A judge in Italy has ruled against the parents of a two-year-old boy in urgent need of heart surgery after they demanded that doctors only use blood transfusions from unvaccinated donors.
France24 says Canadian lawmakers expressed worry about the economic effects of disruptive demonstrations on border crossing between the U.S. and Canada.
The Guardian says For nearly a week, Paul Aubue has lived and slept in the cab of his truck, parked in downtown Ottawa.
VOA says the police chief of Canada’s capital said Wednesday there is likely no policing solution to end a protest against vaccine mandates.
The Guardian says US soldiers who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine will be immediately discharged, the US army said on Wednesday.
Euronews says Austria has become the first country in Europe to introduce a national COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults.
The Metro says a freedom convoy’ of anti-vaccine truckers which descended on the Canadian capital sparked fears for the Prime Minister’s safety.
BBC News says ministers will meet later to decide whether or not to scrap mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS staff in England.
VOA says Truckers and thousands of sympathizers blocked Ottawa streets for a second day Sunday to protest Canada’s vaccine mandates.
The Guardian says Justin Trudeau has accused conservative politicians of stoking fear that vaccine mandates for cross-border truck drivers are exacerbating supply chain disruptions and fueling inflation.
The Guardian says Novak Djokovic is the controlling shareholder in a Danish biotech firm aiming to develop a treatment for Covid-19 that does not involve vaccination.
The Guardian says The Philippine government has defended a controversial ban that prevents unvaccinated people from using public transport.
France24 says France’s Senate voted early Thursday morning to pass an amended version of a bill that would transform the country’s health pass into a stricter “vaccine pass”.
Arab News says The United States reported 1.35 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest daily total for any country in the world.
A number of Sunday Papers say the public must learn to live with Covid as it is now a permanent feature of our lives. Newly released images of the Duchess of Cambridge feature in most papers.
The Independent says Novak Djokovic’s mother said he was being held “like a prisoner” at a “dirty” state-run quarantine hotel in Melbourne.
Italy will impose mandatory vaccinations for Covid on everyone over 50 years of age, the Italian government has announced on Wednesday.
The Metro says World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has been put in a detention hotel until Monday after Australia delayed their deportation decision.
The Guardian says Italy has made it obligatory for people aged 50 or more to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as the country scrambles to ease pressure on hospitals.
The Metro says Rafael Nadal insists he has no sympathy for Novak Djokovic after the world No.1 saw his visa cancelled ahead of the Australian Open.
France24 says after 3 days of debates, fuelled by controversial remarks by President Macron, the French National Assembly approved a new vaccine pass.
The Guardian says The NHS has increased the daily rate of booster vaccinations by three-quarters in a week – but remains short of the roughly 1.5m jabs a day.
The Metro says Fully vaccinated Covid sufferers can now cut their 10-day isolation period to seven days, it has been announced.