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La Palma airport in Spain, reopens; But flights, remained canceled

Written by on September 28, 2021

The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma reopened on Sunday, but flights remained canceled amid the ongoing volcanic eruption.

The area can see the flow of lava from the volcano and its eruption of cloud cover that has spread around after a week of eruption.

Reuters drone footage shows the smoldering lava passing through hundreds of houses and buildings, which had previously received slower-moving black lava.

Airport operator Aena said the airport was open after after the ash was cleared from its runway.

However, Binter airline pointed out that it will rely on western flights due to the condition of the area.

Cumbre Vieja Volcano began to erupt on September 19, and only this Friday did experts say the volcano had another explosive phase.

South Korea will begin vaccinating children ages 12 to 17 next month.

According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), COVID-19 booster shots will be given to those aged 75 and above next month.

They also clarified that children who are healthy and do not have any diseases will not be vaccinated.

KDCA Director Jeong Eun-Kyong also said that Pfizer shots will be given to ages 12-17.

As of August, the US has vaccinated about 50% of children aged 12-17.

Several countries in Europe and Asia recommend the vaccine to that age group.


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