Majority Of Jamaicans Frown On Vaccine Mandates
Guy says Omicron likely built up immunity in population
With the vast majority of Jamaicans opposed to mandatory vaccination against COVID-19, according to the findings of a recent Bill Johnson-Mello TV poll, Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dr. Morais Guy says the omicron variant of the virus that swept through the population in an infectious fourth wave of the pandemic may have been a blessing in disguise for Jamaica.
According to the poll findings, the majority of Jamaicans — 67 percent —are against children five to 17-years-old being forced to take the vaccine, while 60 percent are opposed to adults 18 years and older being mandated to do so.
Read more at — Jamaica observer.com
Farooq Abdullah stopped from leaving his house in Srinagar. Here’s why
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM protested the administration’s move
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah was on Monday prevented from leaving his residence in Srinagar over security concerns on the third anniversary of Pulwama terror attacks, news agency PTI reported.
Read more at — HindustanTimes.com
Erdogan To Visit UAE To Bolster Political, Economic Ties
Ankara and Abu Dhabi seem to be mending relations as both leaders promise increased regional cooperation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to visit the United Arab Emirates for the first time in nearly a decade, as ties improve between the two countries.
Read more at — Aljazeera.com
China Urges Parties To Refrain From Hyping Up Ukraine Crisis
China calls on all parties to be rational and refrain from inflaming tensions and hyping up the Ukraine crisis, said Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Monday during a regular press conference.
Wang made the remarks while reaffirming China’s stance on the Ukraine issue, stressing that all relevant parties should push for a comprehensive settlement of the crisis through dialogue and negotiation.
Read more at — News.cgtn.com
Germany’s Scholz Demands Urgent ‘Signs Of De-Escalation’ From Moscow
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz demanded Moscow urgently show “signs of de-escalation” over the crisis at the Ukrainian border as he embarked on a two-day trip to Kyiv and Moscow.
Scholz wrote on Twitter on Monday morning that during his visit to Ukraine he will “express our continued solidarity and support.”
Read more at — Euronews.com
Key US-Canada Bridge Reopens After Police Clear Protesters
WINDSOR, ONTARIO — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing reopened late Sunday after protests against COVID-19 restrictions closed it for almost a week, while Canadian officials held back from a crackdown on a larger protest in the capital, Ottawa.
Read more at — Voanews.com
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