Wellington, New Zealand — Most of New Zealand will break out of the blockage on Tuesday, with the exception of Auckland, the largest city that will remain in the toughest type of blockage until at least next week, the government announced Monday.
The country has been fighting the outbreak of delta variants of the coronavirus since last month. All recent cases were found in Auckland, including 20 cases found on Monday.
A total of 821 cases were found in the outbreak. The government is pursuing an unusual strategy of trying to get rid of the virus completely.
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Jerusalem-Israel says it will soon reopen its doors to foreign tour groups, despite fighting one of the countries with the highest coronavirus infection rates in the world.
The State Ministry of Tourism said on Sunday that it would begin allowing organized tour groups to the country from September 19th.
Tourists must be vaccinated against the coronavirus, have a negative PCR test before flight, and have both PCR and serological tests upon arrival. Visitors must quarantine at the hotel until test results are returned. This process is expected to take less than 24 hours.
Tourists from a few “red” countries with high infection rates, such as Turkey and Brazil, will not be able to visit for the time being.
Israel launched a similar program in May after immunizing most of its population earlier this year. However, the program was suspended in August as delta variants began to spread.
In recent weeks, the country has begun giving booster shots to people who were vaccinated more than five months ago. Campaigns are showing signs of controlling the outbreak of deltas, and the government is beginning to allow tourists to return home.
Washington — The U.S. government’s top infectious disease experts believe that COVID-19 vaccine booster shots can be launched on September 20 for Pfizer-treated Americans, but Moderna will be available for weeks. It may be deployed later.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that CBS’s “Face the Nation” would wait for the Food and Drug Administration’s approval to start a third dose in the week of September 20 “in some respects.” He said it was a plan for the Byden administration.
The administration wanted booster shots of both Pfizer and Modana to unfold at that time. However, Fauci said that in the case of Moderna, there may be “a delay of at most weeks, if any, weeks” while providing the FDA with more data on booster effectiveness. “.
President Joe Biden advertised boosters on August 18 as a defense against the more contagious delta mutations in the virus, saying Americans should consider getting boosters eight months after the second shot. rice field.
Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain said on Sunday that the administration has always stated that September 20 is the target date, “I’m not going to get a booster until the FDA approves.”
Klein told CNN:
Rome-Italy’s Health Minister has shown that his G20 counterparts’ meeting could bring a pledge to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches everyone in poor countries. ..
Minister Roberto Speranza gave reporters on Sunday after the opening session of the two-day conference in Rome an “agreement” on the issue that the rally would bring vaccines to all, including the more vulnerable. He said he wanted to create it.
Speranza lamented the deep gap between rich and poor countries when it comes to vaccine distribution. He said he was optimistic that the gathering of groups from 20 countries would result in the determination that “vaccines are everyone’s right, not just a few privileges.”
Italy is currently the replacement president of the G20. Speranza also held individual meetings with the Ministers of Health of the United Kingdom, India and Russia. On the eve of the rally, Speranza tweeted, “Only by working together can we guarantee a more equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.”
London — The UK government has confirmed that it plans to introduce vaccine passports to nightclubs and large rallies starting next month.
Vaccine Minister Nadym Zahawi said on Sunday that authorities are considering starting certification measures at the end of September, when two COVID-19 vaccinations were provided to the entire population over the age of 18.
Zahawi told Sky News that this was the “right thing” to ensure that the economy remained open. However, lawmakers and businesses have criticized the measure as divisive and said it could involve nightclubs in discrimination cases.
“The best way is to work with the industry to make sure it’s safe and sustainable in the long run. The best way to do that is to check the status of the vaccine,” he said. ..
This plan means that anyone who wants to attend a nightclub or other large event needs to prove that they have been vaccinated twice with the coronavirus vaccine.
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said a vaccine passport would be needed for nightclubs and major events earlier this week as Scotland faces a surge in infections.
Dubai-Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, has approved a third booster dose of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to anyone over the age of 18 who received a second dose at least 6 months ago. ..
The National Coronavirus Task Force encourages residents who receive Sputnikjab to register additional doses. Already, the government has released a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot six months after receiving two Chinese Sinopharm vaccines.
The island nation of the Middle East is one of the world’s leading per capita inoculation countries, relying primarily on China National Pharmaceutical inoculation. Daily infections in 1.6 million countries have plummeted from peaks reached months ago, and there are now about 100 new cases per day.
With over 272,900 infections, the country also manufactures the Sputnik V vaccine to supply demand throughout the Middle East and North Africa.