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Countries around globe tighten restrictions to contain Covid resurgence Updated: 2021-11-17 17:24:02 KST

According to a report from the World Health Organization more than 63-percent of the total global COVID-19 caseload has come from Europe putting health authorities there on alert.
In Austria a lockdown for unvaccinated people over 12 years old is in place with a fine of around 16-hundred U.S. dollars imposed for any rule-breakers.
Starting November 12th another partial lockdown was ordered in the Netherlands.
All restaurants and bars will be shut after 8 PM and no spectators will be allowed for major sporting events.

"The outbreak management team advised us to limit the amount of social contact to reduce the number of infections for a few weeks in a wide-reaching crackdown, because the virus is everywhere, in the whole country and among all age groups."

Despite around 90-percent of the population being fully vaccinated in Ireland the national lockdown is back.
Starting Thursday all bars, restaurants, and nightclubs need to close their doors at midnight plus,
workers are back to remote working.
Over in Germany where daily covid cases have been increasing for SIX consecutive weeks people are now required to show a negative PCR test result when using public transportation.

Some countries such as the U.S. and UK are expanding their booster shot policies to prevent further spread.
The top U.S. infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that by next year it's possible that COVID-19 could be downgraded from a pandemic to an endemic illness.
MEANING the virus will be present to some degree, just like the flu.
Under this condition giving booster shots to those already immunized will be much needed.
Health officials in New York City said Monday all adults aged 18 or older who would like to receive the additional jab are now eligible to seek them out.
This comes as officials are worried about a potential resurgence during the upcoming holiday season, with Thanksgiving and Christmas ahead.
As winter approaches the UK government will offer boosters to all adults in over 40.

"The data tells us the booster dose markedly strengthens existing protection and will extend the duration of that protection against serious disease."

Meanwhile in Asia Japan will begin administering booster shots to those aged over 18 starting next month.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.
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