Businesses urged UK government to ‘take control’ on Tuesday after ministers clashed over self-isolation councils and Downing Street declined to produce a list of roles in which people could continue to work even if they were “pinged” by the NHS app. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that critical workers with two jabs could avoid self-isolation if they provided – for example – “food, water, electricity, medicine … the defense of the kingdom ”.
New tests of blood samples collected in Italy from October 2019 have revived a debate on the circulation of the coronavirus in Europe before China confirms the first case in Wuhan. Scientists from the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, a cancer research center, wrote in a new article that the re-testing of a small number of pre-pandemic blood samples by two laboratories had indicated the presence of antibodies normally seen after coronavirus infections.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London is selling 200 of its standing tickets only following the relaxed coronavirus rules in England. The £ 5 tickets for the floor in front of the stage, aimed at capturing the daytime atmosphere of the English playwright, will be for the opening night performances of Twelfth Night on July 29.
Anthony Fauci said the leading US public health agency was reviewing his Guidelines for children wearing masks in the classroom, regardless of vaccination status. Fauci has sought to clear up the confusion as education officials in several cities and states say masks will be, or may be required in schools because they are unable to meet health guidelines from the Centers for Disease. Control and Prevention that would exempt fully vaccinated people from wearing face coverings.
U.S. health officials said on Tuesday that the most contagious Delta variant represented more … than 80% of new coronavirus cases in the country and urged Americans to get vaccinated, noting that it is “the most powerful tool we have.” “[The] The CDC has released estimates of the variants across the country and has predicted that the Delta variant now accounts for 83% of sequenced cases, ”said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in testimony before the Senate health committee.
Indonesia is extend distancing measures implemented earlier this month in a bid to contain a severe wave of Covid-19 that has pushed its health sector to the brink of collapse. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has extended restrictions that were due to end Tuesday until Sunday as Southeast Asia’s largest economy battles the region’s worst epidemic.