Interfor’s Covid-19 Updates-June 8, 2021
Latest numbers (as of 9am est):
Total Reported Cases: 173,694,649(33,378,767 in United States)
Total Deaths: 3,739,238 (597,983 in United States)
Full Vaccinations Administered: 458 million, globally (United States: 140M – 42.6% of population)
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- The US announced it would send 25 million vaccine doses to countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
- New York will lift most of its remaining pandemic restrictions on businesses and social settings once 70% of the state’s adults have received at least one dose of a vaccine. It will become optional for businesses to impose health-related restrictions on their premises.
- Hawaii Governor David Ige said he will extend an eviction moratorium implemented during the pandemic for another two months.
- Oregon’s governor announced plans to lift mask mandates and physical distancing requirements in most settings once 70% of adults have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
- South Carolina has lifted the state’s Covid-19 state of emergency.
- Carnival Cruise Line said it will require passengers to have completed their Covid vaccinations two weeks before boarding for the company’s first US trips after reopening.
- Starting today in the UK, residents 25 to 29 years old are eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine and will receive text messages asking them to book their appointment.
- Canada prepared to ease border restrictions for travelers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Travelers entering Canada will still be tested for coronavirus and may be required to quarantine, but for a shorter time than the previous 14-day requirement.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a centralized Covid-19 vaccine drive wherein all doses will be procured by the federal government and provided free to states to vaccinate those above 18 years of age, starting June 21.
- Thailand began its mass Covid vaccination program on Monday, following criticism of delays. The country is battling a third coronavirus wave with the highest number of daily cases and deaths reported since the start of the pandemic.
- Uganda’s president introduced new lockdown measures to tackle surging coronavirus cases. All schools and universities will close for 42 days and public gathering are suspended.
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