Rugby World Cup postponed after retirement of Australia and New Zealand

Illinois to require everyone in schools to wear face masks at home Mandatory shot for government employees in high risk settings To counter the rise in Covid-19 cases. “Very few school districts” have indicated they intend to follow the most recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the start of the new school year, Gov.

The New York International Auto Show has been canceled for the second year in a row. Victims of city’s strict restrictions and concerns about the spread of the delta version of COVID-19. In Wednesday’s announcement, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said visitors to indoor public places such as gyms, restaurants and entertainment venues will have to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to be able to enter starting August. 16.

The New York International Auto Show has been canceled for the second year in a row | © Bloomberg

Organizers of a popular Chicago beer festival have This year’s event has been canceled. “With the rise in Covid-19 cases and the associated risks, we do not think it is the right choice to go ahead with the festival at this time,” organizers of the Hyde Park Summer Fest said. After consulting “various stakeholders”.

Israel report Use of masks outside for large groups, sends half of its public sector staff home and asks people to avoid unnecessary room meetings as a wave of Delta variants hit one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. New cases rose to more than 3,000 on Tuesday, up from a few dozen a month earlier, and Health Minister Nitzen Horowitz said the country may have to impose a new lockdown on the next holiday if serious hospitalizations continue. Is. .

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Covid-19 in the UK Immunization program extended to 16 and 17 year oldsThe Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI) said this on Wednesday. “After carefully reviewing the latest data, we recommend giving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to healthy youth aged 16 to 17 years,” said Wei Shen Lim, JCVI President for Covid-19.

Reported by Walgreens US Vaccination increased in states where overall adoption rates were lagging, a worrying sign for the delta variant and a recent wave of new cases are fueling demand. The company said demand for vaccines has grown by more than 30% in recent weeks in key regions of the country that were previously slow to vaccinate. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas are among the states that have reported the “most notable” gains in vaccination rates.

UK pan-party parliamentary group on coronavirus He urged the government to fix “chaotic scenes” at airports, as the country nears the next review of its travel restrictions. “The government’s border policy is causing chaotic scenes at UK airports and leaving the country dangerously exposed to further diversions,” said group vice president Carolyn Lucas.

British border policy leads to chaotic airport scenes © REUTERS

European Commission Ordered 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Novavax The American pharmaceutical company has yet to bolster its arsenal of shots, despite the vaccine not yet approved. The deal covers the purchase of 100 million doses, with the possibility of receiving an additional 100 million doses by 2023. Shares of Novavax have jumped 12% on exchanges in New York.

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world health organization Calls for a global moratorium on booster injections until at least the end of September amid a severe shortage of vaccines in low-income countries. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Geneva-based health agency called for a postponement to allow vaccination of at least 10% of people in all countries of the world.

China tightens border controls Temporarily block new passports issued to most citizens, as the country grapples with the outbreak of the Delta coronavirus variant. China’s National Immigration Administration said on Wednesday it would no longer issue new travel documents, including passports, for non-essential travel outside the country.

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