Covid costumes and why the incredible is increasingly believable
08 February 2022 | 12:20 pm
Many far-fetched stories are emerging from China these days and if there's a connection to Covid-19, what may appear farcical can be believable. We take a look at one claim doing the rounds on social media about children allegedly wearing spacesuits in a bid to avoid contamination.
As German authorities reported a record number of new daily COVID cases, Chancellor Olaf Scholz told lawmakers a planned vaccine mandate was an essential element of his government's strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson announces in the House of Commons on Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 that all Covid measures introduced to combat the Omicron variant – compulsory mask-wearing on public transport and in shops, guidance to work from home and vaccine certificates – will end from 00:01 27 January.
Germany is planning to impose mandatory coronavirus vaccinations. Thousands of people have gone to the streets to show their disapproval, but the government says the country is not divided. DW correspondent Thomas Sparrow discusses.
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People arriving in England from abroad will no longer have to take Covid-19 tests if they have been vaccinated, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, ahead of an expected announcement.
Two years ago, the Chinese city of Wuhan became the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic and its 11 million inhabitants were forced to stay home for 76 days. Today, not a single positive Covid-19 case has been reported in Wuhan for months and health rules there remain among the strictest in the country. Above all, authorities are focusing on their victory over the virus. According to the official version of events, the virus did not even originate in Wuhan but was imported from abroad. Our correspondents report.
New coronavirus infections remain high in Europe, with the omicron variant quickly becoming dominant. It's feared the numbers will climb even further as more testing is done following holiday travel and gatherings.
Abubakar Yusuf, an informal Nigerian trader, said he was scared to get a COVID-19 shot after hearing the country had stocks of expired vaccines. That changed, however, when health authorities destroyed more than a million expired doses last month.
New Zealand's first COVID-19 case in six months prompted a snap nationwide lockdown. But the country's 'Zero COVID' policy is starting to come under criticism amid growing pressure on the economy.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said COVID cases were falling in some states as more and more people get jabs. Meanwhile, China sealed off more neighborhoods in Beijing. DW has the latest.
Spotify will roll out an advisory to COVID-related podcasts, directing listeners to scientific resources about the pandemic. The streaming giant has been under pressure to tackle falsehoods about COVID on the platform.
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