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.
Researchers call the pressure to be a high achiever, popular and attractive in students the ‘superhero ideal’. Students aiming to be perfect in all aspects of their lives, and inevitably failing at this goal, may end up depressed.
The US State Department also advised Americans to reconsider travelling to China "due to Covid-19-related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated."
The country's strategy remains unchanged, however, with national health official Liang Wannian saying the "dynamic clearance" policy was still Shanghai's "best option".
A study on 1.3 million people aged 60 and older looked at data from the Israeli Ministry of Health database between January 10 and March 2, when the Omicron variant was predominant.
It is China's largest public health response since it tackled the initial Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus was first discovered in early 2020.
Government proposes a 40 percent cut in fuel tax to offset the rise in gas and oil prices as the vital tourism sector takes a hit.
The East Asian nation reported a record of more than 600,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, with authorities saying the country was near the peak of an Omicron-fuelled infection wave.
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