The top U.S. health agency has placed France, Israel, Thailand and Iceland at the top for Covid-19 levels, urging Americans not to visit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave all four countries, along with Aruba and French Polynesia, a level 4 ranking that represents “very high” levels of Covid-19.
Joe Biden said he strongly supports the Pentagon’s plan to create Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for US troops by mid-September. “We cannot give up the fight against Covid-19, especially now that the Delta variant is spreading rapidly through unvaccinated populations,” the US president said.
Long waits were reported at entry points across the Canada-U.S. border on Monday as Ottawa began allowing fully vaccinated Americans and US permanent residents to enter for the first time in 16 months. Data showed seven-hour delays at the Fort Frances, Ontario and International Falls, Minnesota crosswalks.
The number of job openings in the US soared above 10 million to an all-time high in June, the latest sign of staff shortages facing US companies roads to recovery. The number of job openings rose by 590,000 to 10.1 million in June, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.
Tyson Foods, America’s Largest Meat Producer, Raised Its Full Year Sales Outlook as a Restaurant reopening boosted demand for its beef and pork products. The Arkansas-based company expects full-year revenue of $46 billion to $47 billion, up from its earlier forecast of $44 billion to $46 billion.
A coronavirus-induced labor shortage has forced Thai Union to reduce capacity by a quarter even as demand for its frozen seafood and pet food pushed profits to record highs. The seafood producer said Thailand’s Covid-19-related border restrictions have barred its migrant workers from Myanmar.
The pandemic has accelerated a generational shift in investing, according to Hargreaves Lansdown: more younger people start investing during Covid-19 lockdowns. The UK’s largest investment platform added a record number of new clients and assets in the year to June as it benefited from a surge in stock trading.
UK recruiting group PageGroup has returned to profit, with demand returning to many of its markets as ease pandemic restrictions. The UK-based recruiter, which operates in 37 countries, generated pre-tax profits for the six months to 30 June to £63.7 million, from a loss of £800,000 in the same period a year ago.