Sheikh Mohamed Hamad Mohamed al-Khalifa, the son of the King of Bahrain, is currently in quarantine in Kathmandu.
The Nepali government says the delegation promised to bring the AstraZeneca vaccine, but instead brought the Chinese-made Sinopharm. The are being held in cold storage "as the authorities ponder how to handle the situation."
The CDC has released new rules for classrooms: students in elementary schools can be taught within three feet of one another, as long as they are all wearing masks.
Lindsay Marr, an expert in airborne viruses from Virginia Tech, says there is no significant risk difference between six-feet and three-feet distancing.
“They should really make it clear that you can go to three feet only if you have done everything else correctly," She said. "You’re requiring masking, you have checked your ventilation and added filtration if the ventilation’s not good — those types of things.”
Israel's parliament has passed a law that allows the government to share citizens' personal information with other government agencies if they don't get vaccinated.
The legislation was approved in response to a very small but vocal group of vaccine-skeptics who are against Covid-19 inoculation.
Advocacy groups like Physicians for Human Rights and Meretz lawmakers say it's a blatant violation of privacy and that there are better ways to encourage people to get inoculated. The law is set to expire in 90 days.
“We are going to give people who were part of our Phase 1-2 study from last summer a boost with another dose of the current vaccine. We expect that the antibody levels may rise against current variants to strengthen protection," said Dr. Mikael Dolsten, Chief Scientific Officer, Pfizer-BioNTech.
The move is being called the largest vaccination drive in the world.
The country is using two vaccines in its fight against the coronavirus -- a locally manufactured version of Oxford-AstraZeneca, and an Indian-produced vaccine called Covaxin. Covaxin's efficacy is not yet known.