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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

25 January 2022

Smoking may cause the spread of Covid up to eight meters away, study says

Smoking may cause the spread Covid up to eight meters away, according to the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR). The Spanish newspaper La […]
25 January 2022

Omicron could bring an end to the pandemic in Europe, says WHO

The Omicron variant of Covid-19, from which 60% of Europeans could be infected by March, could be the end of the pandemic in the region, the […]
24 January 2022

Towards a 4th Covid-19 vaccine dose in the EU?

European health ministers discussed a potential 4th Covid-19 vaccine dose during a virtual meeting that featured best practices in managing the ongoing pandemic and the alignment […]
24 January 2022

International travel bans are not effective, says WHO

International travel restrictions should be eased or lifted, writes the World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent statement from the most recent Emergency Committee meeting. During […]
17 January 2022

Vaccines remain effective against severe diseases and hospitalisation says EMA

EMA continues to monitor emerging data on the effectiveness of vaccines against Covid-19, including disease caused by the Omicron variant which is now spreading rapidly across […]
17 January 2022

American Airlines asked former Miss Universe to ‘cover-up’

Former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo was asked by American Airlines to put more clothes on shortly before boarding on a flight to Cabo San Lucas, in […]
17 January 2022

Bill Gates: “Once the Omicron variant passes, Covid will be more like the seasonal flu”

Bill Gates believes that the Covid-19 pandemic is entering its final phase, and that after the peak of the Omicron variant the coronavirus will be treated […]
16 January 2022

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination in Austria as of 1 February

1. Mandatory vaccination After preliminary warnings, Austria is about to become the first European country introducing mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. The measure should apply as of 1 […]
10 January 2022
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Italy orders compulsory Covid-19 vaccination for over-50s

A record of 190.000 positive cases of Covid-19 in Italy prompted the government to order compulsory vaccination for over-50s. The measure was announced on 5 January, […]
7 January 2022

Belgium maintains measures as Omicron expected to peak by mid-January

Belgium’s Consultative Committee held its first meeting of 2022 on Thursday, January 6th to evaluate the current measures to fight the spread of the Omicron variant. […]
6 January 2022

England scraps pre-departure Covid-19 tests for arrivals

Pre-departure Covid-19 tests will no longer be required to enter England, announced yesterday Boris Johnson, UK’s prime minister. As of 4:00 am on January 7, fully […]
3 January 2022

UAE bans its citizens from leaving the country without a booster shot

On Saturday, officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that its citizens who have not received the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be banned […]
30 December 2021

Covid-19 will be under control in 2022, says Bill Gates

Billionaire Bill Gates is predicting that although the worst of the pandemic is just around the corner, it will all be over in 2022. While the […]
29 December 2021

A woman arrested after slapping an elderly man over a face mask dispute on Delta flight

On December 23rd, a woman aboard a Delta Air Lines flight was detained in Atlanta for slapping a man across the face following a dispute over […]
27 December 2021

Omicron leads to more than 5,000 flights cancelled on Christmas weekend

Thousands of people lost their Christmas flights following more than 5,000 cancellations as staff and crew called out sick during the Omicron surge. 1. Omicron makes […]
23 December 2021

Several cities are canceling their NYE celebrations to stop the speed of contagion cases

The rapid advance of the omicron variant of Covid-19 has led governments of countless countries around the world to take strong measures in order to stop […]
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