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Live Updates: Heathrow Airport Calls On Gov't to Open Country to Vaccinated Travellers from EU, US

According to Johns Hopkins University, at least 194.1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far, while the death toll from the virus has surpassed 4.1 million.
The United States is the worst-hit nation, confirming over 34.4 million coronavirus cases and a death toll of 610,891. It is followed by India, with over 31.4 million COVID-19 infections and with 420,967 deaths. Brazil rounds out the top three, with over 19.6 million cases and the second highest death toll in the world, at 549,924.
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20:21 GMT 26.07.2021
Russia, Thailand Intend to Work Out Mutual Recognition of COVID Vaccination Certificates

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia and Thailand intend to work out mutual recognition of certificates of vaccination against coronavirus infection, Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Rospotrebnadzor held consultations with the Thai Health Ministry via video conferenc on cooperation in prevention and control of infectious diseases.

"Russia and Thailand intend to work out the issue of mutual recognition of certificates of vaccination against COVID-19, as one of the steps necessary to open borders and resume communication between our countries after the stabilization of the epidemiological situation associated with the new coronavirus infection," the statement says.

15:30 GMT 26.07.2021
US to Keep COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Reports Say

The United States is going to keep the existing travel restrictions imposed to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported on Monday.

The decision came up because of increasing number of the Delta variant infections in the United States and around the world, the report cited a White House official as saying.

The official also suggested that this trend likely to keep in near future.

The official noted that the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory against traveling to the United Kingdom due to a surge of cases there. The official acknowledged the importance of international travel, but noted that the United States will follow public health advisories in the process of reopening.

The US government had imposed entry restrictions for foreign travelers from several countries, including China, India, the European Union and the United Kingdom.

15:17 GMT 26.07.2021
COVID Jabs Now Mandatory for Gov't Workers in NYC
People arrive at the Javits Center mass vaccination location amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 13, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920
New York Mayor Makes Coronavirus Vaccine Mandatory for Government Workers
12:10 GMT 26.07.2021
Almost 60% of French Receive First Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine, Macron Says
10:55 GMT 26.07.2021
London Heathrow Airport Chief Urges UK Gov't to Open Up Borders to Fully Vaccinated
Travellers pass a sign for a COVID-19 test centre at Heathrow Airport, London, Britain, February 13, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920
London Heathrow Airport Chief Urges UK Gov't to Open Up Borders to Fully Vaccinated
10:30 GMT 26.07.2021
Athens Hospital Workers Announce Anti-Vaccination Rally for Tuesday, Reports Suggest
08:20 GMT 26.07.2021
Russia Records 23,239 COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours
06:22 GMT 26.07.2021
US Donates 1.5 Mln Doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Tajikistan, Embassy in Dushanbe Says
05:40 GMT 26.07.2021
Iceland Slips Into Partial Lockdown Barely Four Weeks After Lifting All Restrictions
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Iceland Slips Into Partial Lockdown Barely Four Weeks After Lifting All Restrictions
04:33 GMT 26.07.2021
Planes With Russian Humanitarian Aid Land in Cuba, Foreign Ministry Says

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The first two planes with Russian humanitarian aid have arrived in Cuba, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) said.

"Betsy Diaz Velazquez, Minister of Internal Trade and Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, First Deputy Minister of @MINCEX_CUBA [ministry of foreign trade], receive the first of two flights from Russia with humanitarian aid to face #Covid19," MINREX informed via Twitter.

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