Coronavirus latest: UK government to update traffic light travel system on Thursday

San Francisco and six other counties in the Gulf area have restore the mandate for a universal mask for indoor public places. The requirement will take effect on Tuesday and will require people to wear a face mask when indoors in public places, regardless of vaccination status.

Climber wears a mask at the Planet Granite gym in San Francisco, which restores the requirements for a mask for all indoor settings from Tuesday © AP

At least the United States has administered it one dose of Covid-19 vaccine in 70% of American adults, reaching the main stage almost a month later than planned. Following the exciting start of the spread in the United States, daily vaccinations now hover around 550,000 a day in the last week, compared to peak levels of more than 3.4 million in mid-April, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Target and Home Depot have become the newest major retailers in the United States update their rules for masks in the store due to the continuing distribution of the Delta variant. Home Depot announced on Monday that all of its workers will immediately have to wear masks indoors in their stores, distribution centers and homes or companies of customers, regardless of vaccination status. The DIY retailer said it would “ask” customers to wear face masks while in more than 2,200 stores in the United States, but did not say that was a requirement.

Boris Johnson has killed the idea of ​​creating an “amber watch list” for foreign holiday destinations, after warnings that this may have forced hundreds of thousands of tourists from England to cancel European holidays. The British prime minister said he wanted to create a system that was “as simple and user-friendly as possible” as the government prepared to update its traffic lights this week.

Fewer people will be asked to self-isolate from the NHS Covid-19 application after modifications to the technology, The UK Ministry of Health announced on Monday after weeks of disruptions and staff shortages across the country caused by the “pingdemia”. Earlier, if an asymptomatic individual reported a positive coronavirus test, the application would contact anyone who had been in close contact with the individual for the five days before the test result was reported.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo repeated his call for private business in the state to deny service to people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, as officials announced that transport workers would have to receive the shot or undergo regular tests. New York also issued a “strong recommendation” that people wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered authorities to consider The request of the Ministry of Health to impose a national blockade for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic after a new jump in deaths caused by the highly contagious variant of Delta.

Growth in the US manufacturing sector weakened for the second month in a row in July, hampered by shortages of raw materials and absences of workers. The factory activity of the Institute for Supply Management fell to 59.5 last month from 60.6 in June. Economists forecast a slight rise to 60.9.

The Bank of England should reduce its quantitative easing program before tightening interest rates after Britain came out of the Covid-19 crisis completely, it proposed a think tank. The Resolution Foundation said that given the continuing weakening of the UK labor market and the slowdown in the economic recovery caused by the spread of the Delta option, now is not the right time for the central bank to raise interest rates. Rising inflation will be a “temporary” phenomenon, a report said Monday.

The United Arab Emirates has approved the use of the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm for children aged between 3 and 17 years. The health ministry said it had approved the emergency use of the vaccine, which is at the heart of the UAE’s successful inoculation initiative, following rigorous clinical trials.