Coronavirus - 30 July
30 July 2021
• NY to give $100 for the first vaccine
• Manila goes into lockdown
• Japan expands state of emergency
• US evictions ban to end on Saturday
• Germany to require unvaccinated travellers to be tested
• New Yorkers who receive their first dose of a vaccine at any city -run site will get a $100 incentive from today.
• The latest NHS data suggests 23% of Covid infections in hospital were in patients admitted for other reasons.
• The Thai government has outlawed sharing news that “causes public fear”, even if such reports are true.
• From Sunday, anyone entering Germany will have to take a test unless they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from the disease.
• Health authorities in China set up checkpoints and suspended flights in the eastern city of Nanjing until 11 August.
• The US government has announced it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to end on Saturday.
• Pakistan is to controversially ban air travel for anyone without a vaccine certificate from August and will require all public sector workers to get vaccinated by the end of next month.
• The Philippines’ Manila capital region, of more than 13 million people, will be placed under lockdown from 6 August to 20 August. Residents must stay at home, except for essential shopping, indoor and al fresco dining is banned. Also extended a ban on travellers coming from 10 countries including India, Indonesia, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates to 15 August.
• Japan is to expand the state of emergency in Tokyo to neighbouring areas of Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba and the western city of Osaka on Friday.
• The Delta variant is as contagious as ‘chickenpox ’ and ‘could cause severe illness ’, according to the US CDC.
• A King's College London study, which looked at data from the Zoe Covid Symptom Study app, found that men were more likely to report shortness of breath, fatigue, chills and fever, while women were more likely to report loss of smell, chest pain and a persistent cough.
• R number in England between 1.1 and 1.4. Last week, it was between 1.2 and 1.4.
• ONS data suggests just over 950,000 people in the UK would test positive in the week to 24 July, up from 830,000 people the previous week. This represents 1.5% of the population; last week it was 1.3% of the population. • The Czech government is offering two days of additional vacation to state employees who get vaccinated.
• Kenya’s government has suspended all in -person meetings and public gatherings.
• Cyprus is to expand its vaccination rollout to cover children aged 12 to 15.
• Sri Lanka has announced it is ending its work-from-home option for civil servants, ordering all 1.2m back to the office from Monday.
• Trials mixing a first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine with AstraZeneca’s vaccine have revealed no serious side effects among volunteers, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund. This report is prepared solely for the use of
• Moscow has abolished a requirement for people to wear gloves in public places and shops.
• The Australian government has announced vaccinated Australians will be able to travel internationally when 80% of the adult population are fully vaccinated, under a national pandemic exit plan.
• The US has donated 3m doses of coronavirus vaccines to Uzbekistan.
• France is reimposing lockdown rules in two overseas territories – Martinique in the Caribbean and La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.
• Portugal will start easing its restrictions from Sunday. Shops and restaurants will be able to stay open until 2am and working from home will no longer be compulsory.
• Germany's federal authorities have asked the regions to give back unused vaccine doses, so that they can be sent to other countries