The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will require current and prospective employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The bank told its 1,100 employees that they would need to be fully vaccinated by the end of August in order to continue working there, Neel Kashkari, the bank’s president, revealed in a blog post.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pushed back against suggestions from people testing negative for coronavirus after being asked to self-isolate, he should be allowed to go free. Currently, people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19 must self-isolate for up to 10 days, even if they subsequently test negative.
Health officials in Mississippi, the least vaccinated state in the US, have revealed that more than 75 percent of coronavirus infections over a 10-day period in June, Delta variant cases. Thomas Dobbs, the state health official, said on Twitter that 78 percent of Covid-19 cases from June 16 to 25 were the more transmissible variant.
As the US, China and Europe show signs of a strong economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, many countries are facing an increase in the number of infections, said IMF director Kristalina Georgieva. Georgieva warned of a “deepening divergence” between countries in a surveillance note for the G20 countries ahead of that group’s July 9-10 meeting in Venice, Italy.
British ministers are make truck drivers work longer in an effort to solve an acute staff shortage that is disrupting supplies and threatening to drive up consumer prices. But both haulage companies and unions said changing the rules designed to ensure safety would make little difference in the short term – and at the very least exacerbate the sector’s long-standing recruitment problems by making the already difficult working conditions even less attractive. to make.
New York City on Wednesday celebrated its essential workers with a tickertape parade in their honor, but a heat advisory in effect until tonight put an end to the festivities. First responders, doctors, nurses, teachers and transportation workers drove more than a dozen floats through the city’s Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan as water was distributed along the parade route.
The stricken Brazilian state of Amazonas reports this zero coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The sprawling rainforest state was the site of harrowing scenes during the pandemic, especially in January this year when a lack of oxygen supplies in the capital Manaus caused a number of suffocation deaths.
The UK must share its genomic sequencing technology with other countries as concerns around the world grow over the spread of new variants of the coronavirus. Public Health England said on Wednesday it would send equipment, technical advice and training to Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan, which would help them identify and track the virus.
Worldwide demand for Air travel is “hampered” by excessive government restrictions, the International Air Transport Association has said. Overall flight demand rose slightly in May but was still 62 percent below the level recorded in the same month in 2019, Iata said. The April figures showed a 65 percent decline.