Spain’s coronavirus numbers have skyrocketed, fueled by a rise in infections among young people as the country hopes to attract tourists to help kickstart its economy. The number of infections has risen in 14 days to 204 infections per 100,000, just above the level in Russia after a jump in recent days, the health ministry announced on Monday.
The Japanese government is under pressure to change course and hold the Tokyo Olympics behind closed doors while Covid-19 cases are on the rise. After hitting a low of less than 400 cases per day in mid-June, new diagnoses rose to nearly 600 per day, raising fears of a surge when the games are held from July 23 to August 8.
Hospital admissions in the UK remain low as vaccines weaken the link between infections and hospitalization, Britain’s chief medical adviser said. “But it’s a weakened link, not a completely broken link,” Patrick Vallance said Monday, adding that the deaths, while still at “low levels”, are expected to rise as restrictions are relaxed.
Efficacy of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against infection with the Delta variant of coronavirus is lower than originally thought, an investigation has revealed. Data suggests the jab is 64 percent effective at stopping infection among those fully vaccinated, down from the previous 94 percent, Israel’s health ministry found.
Emirates leads airline charges for big escape payment processing fees levied by the credit card industry after the carrier adopted a competing system developed by Deutsche Bank. Iata estimates that, prior to the pandemic, airlines worldwide stopped $8 billion a year from processing payments to credit card companies.
Union Unite has added a call for the UK government to uphold the obligation to wear masks on public transport, warning that scrapping the rule will “act of gross negligence”. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, unveiled plans on Monday to end forced wearing of face coverings in England.
Asset manager LGIM said private equity firms should not acquire Wm Morrison for “wrong reasons”, such as to profit from the supermarket chain’s profits. real estate portfolio. Buyout groups have announced at least 12 deals for UK-listed companies this year as Brexit and the pandemic weigh on share prices.
The global chip shortage proved a roadblock to recovery for UK car sales last month, with new registrations still well below pre-pandemic levels. Some 186,128 new cars were sold in June, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. 28 percent higher tin the same month last year,