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Portugal abandons mask mandate in public places: Health officials

Moscow, Sep 13 (UNI/Sputnik) The Directorate General of Health of Portugal lifted on Monday a mask mandate in public spaces.
"[We] no longer recommend a universal use of masks outside, but [masks] can be used voluntarily," the Directorate General of Health said.
The use of masks is still recommended in crowded places. The National Association of Health Workers insists on the continuation of mandatory use of masks in all public places, both inside and outside.
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Biden sends nomination for lead sanctions coordination office to US Senate - White House

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21 Oct 2021 | 7:49 AM

Washington, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) President Joe Biden sent to the US Senate his nomination for head of the recently-relaunched Sanctions Coordination Office, the White House said.

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Kuwait says "cautiously" returning to normal life after coronavirus pandemic

21 Oct 2021 | 7:28 AM

Doha, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The Kuwaiti authorities announced a "cautious" return of the country to normal life in connection with the lifting of a number of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah said on Kuwaiti state television.

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UK in talks with Ukraine on missile deliveries – Reports

21 Oct 2021 | 7:01 AM

London, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The United Kingdom is holding negotiations with Ukraine on their first arms deal under which London will provide Kiev with missiles, media reported on Thursday.

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Four Russian citizens arrested in Turkey on espionage charges - Reports

21 Oct 2021 | 6:33 AM

Ankara, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) Four citizens of Russia, one citizen of Uzbekistan and one citizen of Ukraine were arrested in Turkey on charges of military and political espionage, as well as preparation of attacks on Chechen opposition figures, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

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WHO confirms consideration of Sputnik V entering final stage - RDIF

21 Oct 2021 | 6:28 AM

Washington, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the preliminary assessment of Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was in the final stages, a team of inspectors will soon visit Russia, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said .

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