Kim Jong Un looks set to soften Covid-19 restrictions amid possible fears by the country's political leadership that North Korea's economy is too fragile to handle extended lockdowns.
Tour groups are expected to take responsibility for ensuring visitors respect Japan's near-universal mask-wearing and other measures that have helped keep the toll from Covid-19 comparatively low.
Even when vaccinated, cancer and dementia patients are at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus.
The vaccine can now be used as a booster following the two-dose Vaxzevria schedule or by those who have been vaccinated by an mRNA vaccine, such as the ones by Pfizer and BioNTech or Moderna.
A recent study finds that if you are unvaccinated and contract the Omicron variant, you will still be vulnerable to other Covid-19 strains.
Pyongyang says its "anti-epidemic war" is showing positive outcomes even as cases of fever in the unvaccinated East Asian nation top two million with 65 deaths.
Pyongyang reported 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with fevers as it mobilises over a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first Covid-19 outbreak.
The new recommendations will take effect on May 16, but rules for masks may still vary by airline beyond that date if they fly to or from destinations where the rules are different.
The number of politically motivated offences jumped by more than 23 percent from 2020 to 55,048, the highest level since police started collecting data in 2001.
The Geneva-based organisation has long said the true number of deaths would be far higher than just the recorded fatalities put down to Covid infections.
Greece announces that it will lift most Covid-19 rules for international and domestic flights, while Italy does away with a health pass required to enter restaurants, cinemas, gyms.
Rule still in existence in public transportation, medical institutions until the number of Covid-19 cases drops below 1,000 per day, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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