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‘If you can wear a mask, do so’: Immunocompromised community calls for a return to face masks

People with compromised immune systems have pleaded with Australians to mask up, as NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard resists calls…

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Europe

French authorities ‘encourage’ mask use as COVID cases surge

Tourism is booming again in France – and so is COVID-19.  French officials have “invited” or “recommended” people to go…

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Return of COVID-19 mask mandates in Australia considered

Queensland Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said there is a view that mask mandates should be reimposed across Australia, with…

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Education

2020 Increases in Student Persistence Mask Pandemic Inequities

Three quarters of college students who began their studies during fall 2020—with the pandemic in full swing—remained enrolled at a…

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Europe

Arrested for attempting to punch health worker who told him to put a mask on

The National Police report having arrested a 52-year-old man who attempted to punch a health worker who had told him…

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USA News

Alameda County ends short-lived mask mandate, citing improved coronavirus conditions

Three weeks after becoming the first California county to reinstitute a mask mandate in most indoor public settings amid climbing…

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World

Flights mask rules to remain until states and territories agree to changes

Mask mandates on flights could soon be scrapped but a national approach must first be agreed to by all states…

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USA News

Broadway mask mandate in NYC to end in July

Break into the song and dance — Broadway is ending its mask mandate July 1, at least for a month…

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Health

Thailand drops registration for visitors, outdoor mask rule

BANGKOK — Thailand is lifting a pre-arrival registration requirement for foreign visitors that was seen as onerous and a drag…

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Tasmania to drop public transport, school mask mandates

Live Tasmania will soon drop public transport and school mask mandates, and is set to welcome back large cruise ships…

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