After pressuring telecom firms, Myanmar’s junta bans executives from leaving | RNZ News

Senior foreign executives of major telecommunications firms in Myanmar have been told by the junta that they must not leave the country without permission, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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PM to confirm 19 July end to Covid rules despite scientists’ warnings | Boris Johnson | The Guardian (Me: He is still willing to gamble with other people’s lives for perceived short term political gain)

Boris Johnson to press ahead with final stage of unlocking in England amid huge rise in infections

Source: PM to confirm 19 July end to Covid rules despite scientists’ warnings | Boris Johnson | The Guardian

UK scientists caution that lifting of Covid rules is like building ‘variant factories’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Prof Stephen Reicher at the University of St Andrews, a member of the Sage subcommittee advising on behavioural science, tweeted: “It is frightening to have a ‘health’ secretary who still thinks Covid is flu. Who is unconcerned at levels of infection. Who doesn’t realise that those who do best for health, also do best for the economy. Who wants to ditch all protections while only half of us are vaccinated.

“Above all, it is frightening to have a ‘health’ secretary who wants to make all protections a matter of personal choice when the key message of the pandemic is “this isn’t an ‘I’ thing, it’s a ‘we’ thing.”

Source: UK scientists caution that lifting of Covid rules is like building ‘variant factories’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Oxygen shortages blamed for deaths of 33 COVID-19 patients at Indonesian hospital – ABC News

At least 33 patients died after the central supply of liquid medical oxygen ran out on Saturday at Dr Sardjito General Hospital in Yogyakarta city due to delays from suppliers, said hospital spokesman Banu Hermawan. Source: Oxygen shortages blamed for deaths of 33 COVID-19 patients at Indonesian hospital – ABC News