Here are some important developments:
- Australian officials in Sydney Extended city closure Four more weeks ago on Wednesday, noting a growing outbreak of the most contagious delta variant that first broke out in June. The stay-at-home order will apply to Sydney, the capital of the state of New South Wales, and other regional centres.
- A decision issued Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing masks indoors for people who have been vaccinated Bringing the United States back to class With the World Health Organization and some foreign governments. World Health Organization It currently advises all people, whether vaccinated or notTo continue wearing masks when others are present.
- Thailand recorded another record number of new infections on Wednesday, with more than 16,500 cases recorded, mostly in the capital, Bangkok The disease also broke out in PhuketOne of the most famous tourist sites in Southeast Asia.
- Amid widespread hesitation about vaccines, Russia has warned that workers who refuse to be vaccinated could be exposed suspended without pay The immunization rate is slowing at 16 percent despite the third pandemic wave.
- The number of new cases of the novel coronavirus in Tokyo has reached more than 3,000 for the first time, Local media reported Wednesday. Tokyo organizers said on Wednesday that another 16 people linked to the Games had tested positive for the virus. Organizers said the injured were not athletes.