EU launches health crisis agency to prepare for future pandemic

A medical worker is seen in an ambulance at the entrance to Cardarelli Hospital, amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Naples, Italy, November 12, 2020. REUTERS / Ciro De Luca / File Photo BRUSSELS, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – The European Commission on Thursday launched a health crisis body that will coordinate EU spending … Read more

Italy prepares law to make COVID health passport compulsory for all workers

ROME, September 16 (Reuters) – Italy set to become the first country in Europe to require all workers to have a COVID-19 “Green Pass”, with cabinet set to approve the measure in a meeting later Thursday, officials said. The pass is a digital or paper certificate showing that a person has received at least one … Read more

France suspends 3,000 health workers as Europe targets vaccine refusal

Medical staff work in the intensive care unit (ICU) where patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated at the hospital in Cambrai, France, April 1, 2021. REUTERS / Pascal Rossignol PARIS, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – Hospitals, retirement homes and health centers have suspended around 3,000 workers across France for failing to comply with compulsory COVID … Read more