Covid news live: impulses are not a viable strategy against new variants, warns WHO; Quebec will impose a “health tax” on the unvaccinated World news




of New Zealand The Navy has carried out an unusual mission of mercy to recover two stranded people Singapore for 18 months due to Covid-19.

A medical condition made the two unable to fly to New Zealand, and their reduced bank balance made their stay in Singapore difficult.

According to documents released under the Official Information Act, the mission came after an adviser to the New Zealand High Commission in Singapore interceded on behalf of the couple, saying their position was “very unique”. and he feared that “his situation could become even worse.”

The couple, whose case was first reported by Stuff, received a special exemption to travel aboard HMNZS Canterbury, which was being refurbished in Singapore at the time. The ship left Singapore in November 2021. The voyage lasted 19 days, which means that the couple did not have to be quarantined on arrival in New Zealand.

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Quebec will impose a “health tax” on the unvaccinated

Quebec, of Canada The second most populous province has announced plans to impose a “health tax” on residents who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19 for non-medical reasons.

Prime Minister François Legault on Tuesday announced the new “contribution” for the unvaccinated, adding that it will be implemented “in the coming weeks”.

“A health contribution will be charged to all adults who do not want to be vaccinated,” he said. “Those who refuse to receive the vaccine bring a financial burden on hospital staff and Quebecers. 10% of the population cannot carry 90%.”

François Legault

1/2 Although unvaccinated adults account for 10% of the population, they account for half of COVID hospitalizations in intensive care.
It is a huge burden on our healthcare network.

January 11, 2022

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