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28 January 2022
Hackers Selling COVID-19 Vaccination Database With Details Of Millions Of Russians
Details of 48 million COVID-19 vaccination certificates are reportedly being sold on the dark web for $100,000. Journalists identified a vulnerability with an online governmental portal containing vaccination data in 2021 and reported it to Russia's Communications Ministry.
19 November 2021
Life By QR Codes: Russia Considers Tough New COVID Restrictions
Russia's parliament is considering the introduction of a federal QR code system to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The QR codes could only be used by those who have been vaccinated or who recently recovered from COVID-19 or by people who can't be vaccinated on medical grounds.
09 November 2021
A Russian Hospital Provides A Lifeline For Kids With COVID
As Russia battles a spike in COVID-19 infections, a hospital ward in St. Petersburg is treating some of the youngest patients. "Many parents say: 'We thought children didn't have complications from COVID-19,'" said Yulia Ordina, the department head. "But unfortunately, that isn't always true."
04 November 2021
What Drives Belarusians' Skepticism Of COVID-19 Vaccinations
02 November 2021
Kyiv Mayor Defends New Restrictions As COVID-19 Numbers Soar
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has warned that a large number of people are getting very sick and the capacity of hospitals is more than 80 percent full, as the Ukrainian capital implements tough new restrictions to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths attributed to low vaccination rates.
28 October 2021
Vaccine Restrictions Tighten Inside Ukraine's COVID-19 'Red Zone'
With tens of thousands of new COVID-19 cases daily and a vaccination rate of just 16.2 percent, Ukraine, Europe’s second-largest country after Russia, is facing a growing pandemic crisis. Current Time visited two of eight Ukrainian regions where the government has intensified COVID-19 restrictions.
26 October 2021
'They Don't Believe COVID Exists': Ukraine Battles New Wave Of Virus, Public Misinformation
Ukraine has seen record numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths in October. The latest wave has swept through a population with a low rate of vaccination and a high level of misinformation regarding the pandemic and vaccines.
26 October 2021
The Two Faces Of RT’s COVID Narratives
The Current Time analysis of content produced by Russian television network RT indicates the existence of two “parallel universes”: one for the Russian and a completely different for international audiences -- the latter full of falsehoods and conspiracy theories. (Current Time)
21 October 2021
Ukrainian COVID Hospital Called A 'Horror Show' Amid Payment Controversy
The son of a COVID-19 patient in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv claims he had to pay the equivalent of more than $1,000 for medicines and other services after his father was hospitalized with the virus for 13 days.
29 September 2021
Russia's Daily COVID-19 Death Toll Hits Fourth New High In A Month
Russia has recorded a new high for daily deaths from COVID-19 as another wave sweeps across the country and vaccination rates stall. The latest daily death toll, published on September 28, showed 852 new fatalities -- the fourth record high in a month.
06 September 2021
As COVID Numbers Spike, New Restrictions Are Imposed In Georgia
The Georgian government is introducing new measures from September as it tries to boost the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19. People will now need to have a negative COVID test to enter restaurants, gyms, and beauty parlors if they haven't been vaccinated.