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Coronavirus live: Scotland to require vaccine passports from 1 October; fears over German vaccine campaign

People in Scotland will need vaccine passport to enter nightclubs and large events; German vaccine plan ‘not sufficient to stop fourth wave

Bahrain extended an “alternative sentencing” scheme including community service and home detention to all prisoners on Thursday following protests over overcrowding and Covid fears, AFP reports.

The Gulf kingdom eased a requirement for prisoners to have served one half of their sentence as it made the alternatives available to all, even those who haven’t started their jail time.

Joe Biden, seeking to restore public confidence in his handling of the pandemic, was expected to order on Thursday that nearly all US federal government workers must get vaccinated.

Reports of the requirement emerged ahead of a major speech by the president outlining a six-point plan to address the latest dramatic surge in Covid cases and the stalling rate of vaccinations.

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