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Multnomah County advises mask wearing indoors in public spaces, as Delta surges - Portland Business Journal
With the highly contagious delta variant driving a surge in Covid-19 transmission, Multnomah County Public Health on Monday "strongly recommended" that anyone age 5 and older wear masks in all indoor public spaces, regardless of their vaccination status.
California Requiring Proof of Vaccine or Weekly Testing For Health Workers and State Employees | KQED
The Veterans Affairs Administration today said it would require COVID-19 vaccinations for some of its workers, including doctors and nurses. It is the first federal agency to do so.
More workers exempted from self-isolation in bid to end 'pingdemic'
Binmen, prison warders and soldiers have been added to the list of key workers who can avoid self-isolation if they are "pinged" after coming into contact with Covid-positive individuals.
UK 'not out of woods' on Covid despite encouraging fall in cases, says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has cautioned against claims that the UK may have passed the peak of its third wave of Covid-19, warning that "we're not out of the woods yet".
Spain's regions ramp up vaccination drive as coronavirus cases continue to rise
Spain's Covid-19 vaccination drive is progressing at a good speed.
NSW Covid update: Sydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics as weeks of strict lockdown loom
New South Wales will set up walk-in clinics for AstraZeneca vaccine shots in south-west and western Sydney, particularly for essential workers, as the premier Gladys Berejiklian foreshadowed the strict lockdown would continue but with some possible changes.
Japan's golden day at Olympics softens mood of Covid misgivings
Two days of Olympic sport in Tokyo have created a moral dilemma for millions of people in the host country who had hoped the day would never come when Japan's athletes would win their first gold medals of the summer.
Call for safety as hospital numbers rise
A further 1,126 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland, the Department of Health said.
total of 123 patients in hospital have Covid-19, with 22 in intensive care.
A largely maskless, sometimes violent protest against Sydney's lockdown raises fears of superspreading.
Anti-Lockdown Protesters Clash with Police in Sydney
[crowd yelling] [chanting] You serve us! You serve us!
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[chanting] Freedom!
Next fortnight 'crucial' to determine if drop in Covid cases 'false peak'
The next fortnight will be "crucial" in identifying whether the slight drop in the rate of new daily cases of Covid-19 is a "false peak", an epidemiologist has warned.