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#GlobalNews #Greece #COVID “I feel really alive,” says tourist as Greece officially opens to travellers

 Tourists filled airports, sea ports and highways in Greece on Saturday as the country officially kicked off its tourism season in the hopes of reviving an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm very happy to be here," said German tourist Claudia Schutz Daniel after arriving at the airport with a group of tourists on the island of Corfu. The streets of Athens' Plaka tourist district were once again full of visitors browsing souvenirs and stalls. "I feel really alive and good, because it has been such a hard and long year because of COVID," said tourist Victoria Sanchez from the Czech Republic. Cars leaving the capital piled up at toll stations, while travellers queued to board island ferries as authorities eased several COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in time for the tourism opening, allowing travel between provinces, re-opening museums, beaches, bars and restaurants, and extending night curfews. Tourists will have to show a negative COVID-19 test

#GlobalNews #COVID #Coronavirus Global National: May 5, 2021 | Canada 1st to approve COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12

 Canada has become the first country in the world to approve the use of a COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as 12 and provinces are already making plans to administer it. Almost immediately some provinces have announced they will make kids 12 and older eligible for the Pfizer BionTech vaccine as soon as Monday. But with limited supply right now they’ll have to get in line behind the adults. Eric Sorensen reports.


Alberta’s premier is counting on vaccines and the latest restrictions he has imposed to stop the spike in cases and deaths in that province. Jason Kenney says he has no tools left to prevent the worst case scenario from unfolding in the health care system though his many critics say he acted faster and imposed restrictions sooner, Alberta would be in a better place. Sarah Offin has more.


It is mental health week and in the heart of the third wave, talking about mental health and the toll it is taking is more important than ever. New polling from Ipsos shows that is happening. As Abigail Bimman explains, experts hope the stigma around mental health is shrinking.


A court in India's capital New Dehli has become the last hope for hospitals, struggling to secure oxygen supplies for a staggering number of COVID-19 patients. As Redmond Shannon reports, hospitals are taking legal action to force India's government to act.


There has been a breakthrough on the issue of vaccine patents. The U.S. has announced that it now supports a proposal to wave intellectual property patents to help boost global vaccine supply. Jackson Proskow has more.

While it’s a truism to say what goes up must come down, when it comes to old rockets there are some serious risks. An unmanned, out of control Chinese rocket is hurtling its way back to earth and no one is certain where it will land. Mike Armstrong explains.