Hong Kong warns of worsening COVID outbreak as leader defends hamster cull

People queue at a community testing center for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after the district is identified as a high-risk area, in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, China, Jan. 12, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Jan. 22 (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned on Saturday … Read more

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull

HONG KONG, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Hong Kong police will crack down on animal lovers who try to prevent people from giving their hamsters to be euthanized, or who offer to take care of abandoned hamsters, authorities said, after ordering had given to culling the hamsters. cuddly rodents to contain the coronavirus. On Tuesday, officials … Read more

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

HONG KONG, Jan. 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered to adopt unwanted hamsters on Wednesday after a massive government cull order over COVID-19 sparked fears panicked owners would leave their pets behind. Authorities on Tuesday ordered 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet stores and storage facilities to be culled after tracing … Read more

WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

People pose with a syringe with needle in front of the displayed World Health Organization (WHO) logo, in this image taken Dec. 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – There is currently no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, World … Read more

Hong Kong to cull hamsters after COVID-19 found in pet shop

People stand in front of a temporarily closed pet store after the government announced to euthanize about 2,000 hamsters in the city after finding evidence for the first time of possible animal-to-human transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong, China, Jan 18, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

U.S. CDC urges Americans to wear ‘most protective mask you can’

People line up to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., January 11, 2022. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses

A court with a conservative majority divided on the two cases Blocking policy applied to companies with more than 100 employees Vaccines required at facilities that take Medicare, Medicaid WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination or testing mandate for big business – a policy … Read more