Delta COVID-19 variant

    • Delta cripples UK economy growth

      Delta cripples UK economy growth

      UK economy slowed and almost halted its growth due to the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant in the country, official figures related to mid-summer 2021 showed. Pandemic spread rapidly in UK after the lockdown restrictions were eased, Reuters elaborated. Economic output rose just 0.1% in July, the Office for National Statistics confirmed. This is the smallest monthly increase since January when UK went into a new national lockdown.

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    • Germany calls for 5m more vaccinations as Delta surges

      Germany calls for 5m more vaccinations as Delta surges

      Germany announced it needed much higher numbers of vaccinated citizens to ensure a calm autumn and safe winter. The warning comes ahead the start of the new school year and over surging numbers of infections with the Delta variant of Covid-19, AP reported. “We need at least 5 million more vaccinations for a safe autumn and winter,” Health Minister Jens Spahn tweeted.

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    • Australia reports record surge of Covid-19

      Australia reports record surge of Covid-19

      Australia battles its worst wave of Covid-19 infections with daily cases on Saturday surging to 1,756 another record high, and officials warned that worse is yet to come, urging people to get vaccinated. Most of the cases were again in New South Wales, which has been fighting an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant since mid-June. The state reported 1,533 new cases and four further deaths, Reuters reported.

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    • Apple will not bring back staff to office until 2022

      Apple will not bring back staff to office until 2022

      The technological conglomerate Apple announced it planned to delay recalling its staff to offices until at least 2022 over safety concerns linked to rising number of Covid-19 infections in major industrial countries. Employees of the company were informed about the decision of the senior management via a memo that was send to corporate mails, BBC elaborated.

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    • Oil slides to $66 per barrel over lower demand concerns

      Oil slides to $66 per barrel over lower demand concerns

      Crude oil tumbled down to 66 dollars per barrel as latest Covid-19 cases surge prompted lower demand for fuels. The drop in demand is coupled by rising US dollar against major currencies. US which is a major oil consumer also reported record high levels of gasoline inventories, Reuters elaborated.

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    • Vaccinated people in hotspots to resume wearing masks indoors: US health authority

      Vaccinated people in hotspots to resume wearing masks indoors: US health authority

      People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said Tuesday, a major reversal in guidance that underscored the country's struggle to suppress the Delta variant, AFP reported. President Joe Biden said the announcement showed that America needs to "do better" on vaccinations, adding that a vaccine mandate for the country's more than two million federal workers was now "under consideration."

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