California Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed the the most generous state vaccine lottery in the United States, with more than $ 116m in prize money for vaccinated Californians in an effort to encourage more residents to sign up for a jab.
The annual pow-wow of central bankers held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – one of the biggest events in the monetary policy calendar – is set at come back as a meeting in person this year. The event, like many others, was virtually in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Two in five Americans are now vaccinated for Covid-19, according to the latest data from the top U.S. public health agency. For nearly 132.8m residents, or 40 percent of the U.S. population, at least two weeks have passed since their final dose of Covid-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures show Thursday.
Germany has said it will open vaccinations to children 12 years and older once the priority of vaccines is eliminated in the country next month and the vaccines for adolescents are approved by the European Medicines Agency.
Spain has he extended his scheme of furlough for another four months, following a late agreement with the unions and companies. The ERTE program was due to expire on Monday, but negotiations have been extended as the sides disputed incentives to return angry workers to the workforce.
Today the UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said how much three-quarters of all new coronavirus infections throughout the UK it involved the variant first identified in India. Hancock said 3,542 new cases were identified Wednesday, the highest number since April 12.
English football fans traveling to Porto for the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea on Saturday will be given as much freedom of movement as possible, but police surveillance will be “robust,” Portuguese police said.
Ireland may miss its target to vaccinate four-fifths of adults in late June after manufacturer Johnson & Johnson revised the number of shots it plans to send into the country.
Boris Johnson played a note of caution on whether all remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England will be lifted on June 21, the fourth and final date on the government’s “road map”.