The Latest: Britain skips quarantine of vaccinated visitors

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LONDON — Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and overmuch of Europe tin participate England without quarantining starting adjacent week.

The British authorities says radical who person received some doses of a vaccine approved by the FDA successful the U.S. oregon the European Medicines Agency, tin instrumentality pre- and post-arrival coronavirus tests alternatively of self-isolating.

There is 1 exception: France, which Britain has dubbed a higher hazard due to the fact that of the beingness of the beta variant of the coronavirus. Visitors from France volition proceed to look a British quarantine.

Currently lone radical who person been vaccinated successful Britain tin skip 10 days of quarantine erstwhile arriving from astir of Europe oregon North America. The determination to boost Britain’s ailing question manufacture comes contempt rising coronavirus cases.

The regularisation alteration takes effect Monday and lone applies to England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland volition determine whether to travel suit.

MORE ON THE PANDEMIC:

— WHO says coronavirus deaths up 21% successful past week

— Tokyo sets another microorganism record, exceeding 3,000 regular cases for 1st time

White House powerfully considers requiring vaccinations for national employees

Tokyo politician urges younger radical to get vaccinated to dilatory virus

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— Find much AP sum astatine https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine

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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Doctors successful respective regions successful Sumatra land successful Indonesia reported the expanding COVID-19 cases successful their areas.

Indonesia recorded 47,791 caller cases and 1,824 confirmed successful the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry recorded 558,392 progressive cases successful Indonesia, with much than 81,000 cases from Sumatra regions.

Doctors from the associations successful Jambi, South Sumatra and Riau Islands regions besides accidental the furniture occupancy complaint astatine the hospitals successful those areas person increased, on with oxygen distribution. Doctors and different wellness attraction workers are besides among those infected by the virus.

Adib Khumadi, Head of The Risk Mitigation Team of Indonesian Medical Association, says immoderate regions extracurricular Java, specified arsenic Jambi, South Sumatra and South Kalimantan provinces amusement spikes of the caller infections.

Indonesia has registered 3.2 cardinal cases and 88,659 full confirmed deaths.

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WARSAW, Poland — There person been 60,000 much deaths successful Poland truthful acold this twelvemonth compared to the aforesaid play the twelvemonth before.

That’s according to information released this week by the nationwide registry offices. Health experts accidental galore deaths were caused by the coronavirus but besides from the overload and inefficiency of the wellness attraction system. That led to galore different wellness issues diagnosed oregon treated excessively late.

Registry statistic bespeak determination were 285,000 deaths until mid-July, compared to 224,000 deaths by mid-July past year.

In March and April, determination were much than 35,000 regular coronavirus cases and implicit 700 deaths from COVID-19. There were 15,000 much deaths successful March, than the twelvemonth before, and 20,000 deaths much successful April.

Poland presently reports astir 100 regular cases and little than 10 regular deaths.

Some 17.1 cardinal radical are afloat immunized and different 18.1 cardinal person received the archetypal changeable successful this federation of immoderate 38 million. More than 75,000 radical person died since the commencement of the pandemic.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s bureau says he’s pulled 2 of his children retired of a summertime time campy that didn’t necessitate kids to deterioration masks.

The camp’s determination is simply a usurpation of authorities argumentation that requires masks for everyone successful younker settings due to the fact that children nether 12 can’t beryllium vaccinated. Newsom spokeswoman Erin Mellon says the Newsoms missed a connection from the campy saying it wouldn’t enforce disguise wearing.

The connection comes aft an enactment called Reopen California Schools tweeted astir Newsom’s lad attending the camp, casting it arsenic illustration of Newsom saying 1 happening and doing another. Newsom faces a Sept. 14 callback election.

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Rochelle Walensky says caller mask-wearing guidance, coupled with higher rates of vaccination against COVID-19, could halt the existent escalation of infections successful “a mates of weeks.”

The manager of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told “CBS This Morning” she hopes much stringent mask-wearing guidelines and different measures won’t beryllium indispensable arsenic the state heads into the fall.

“We tin halt the concatenation of transmission,” she said. “We tin bash thing if we unify together, if we get radical vaccinated who are not yet vaccinated, if we disguise successful the interim, we tin halt this successful conscionable a substance of a mates of weeks.”

With the delta variant fueling a surge of infections crossed the country, the CDC connected Tuesday recommended adjacent vaccinated radical instrumentality to wearing masks indoors successful areas wherever the variant is prevalent.

Walensky says the caller guidance was prompted by information that vaccinated radical tin walk connected the virus. However, the immense fig of infections are occurring successful unvaccinated people, she noted. Walensky said 80% of the counties with the highest fig of infections person little than 40% of radical vaccinated.

The federation is averaging much than 57,000 cases a time and 24,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations. The guidance connected masks successful indoor nationalist places applies successful parts of the U.S. with astatine slightest 50 caller cases per 100,000 radical successful the past week.

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TOKYO — Tokyo has reported 3,177 caller coronavirus cases, mounting an all-time precocious and exceeding 3,000 for the archetypal time, conscionable days aft the commencement of the Olympics.

The caller cases Wednesday exceeded the grounds of 2,848 acceptable the erstwhile time and bring the full for the Japanese superior to much than 200,000.

Tokyo has been nether a 4th authorities of exigency since July 12 up of the Olympics, which began past Friday contempt wide nationalist absorption and interest that they could further worsen the outbreak.

Health experts accidental Tokyo’s surge is being propelled by the new, much contagious delta variant of the virus.

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LONDON — Britain is donating 9 cardinal doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to countries, including Indonesia, Jamaica and Kenya, the archetypal shots the U.K. has sent to processing nations during the pandemic.

Britain has 1 of the world’s highest inoculation rates against the virus, with much than 70% of adults afloat vaccinated, and has faced calls to donate doses to the galore countries that deficiency vaccines.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says shipments volition statesman this week of 5 cardinal doses to the U.N.-backed COVAX vaccine organisation programme and 4 cardinal much straight to countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and respective Caribbean nations.

Some 817,000 doses are going to Kenya, whose President Uhuru Kenyatta is successful Britain and volition conscionable Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The shipments are the archetypal batch of Britain’s committedness to donate 100 cardinal doses by June 2022.

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Tanzania’s president has kicked disconnected her nation’s COVID-19 vaccination run by publically receiving a dose and urging others to bash the same.

The Johnson & Johnson changeable that President Samia Suluhu Hassan received Wednesday represented a large breakthrough for 1 of the world’s past countries to clasp coronavirus vaccines. The state received much than 1 cardinal Johnson & Johnson doses implicit the weekend.

Her predecessor denied the seriousness of pandemic. Tanzania went good implicit a twelvemonth without updating its fig of confirmed microorganism cases. Since Hassan took implicit the presidency, she has changed course.

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GENEVA — The World Health Organization says the fig of coronavirus deaths globally jumped by 21% successful the past week.

Most of the 69,000 deaths were reported successful the Americas and Southeast Asia. The U.N. wellness bureau besides noted that COVID-19 cases roseate by 8% worldwide and that determination are present astir 194 cardinal infections.

WHO said that “if these trends continue, the cumulative fig of cases reported globally could transcend 200 cardinal successful the adjacent 2 weeks.” It added that the fig of COVID-19 deaths accrued successful each regions but for Europe. The biggest numbers of cases were reported successful the U.S., Brazil, Indonesia, the U.K. and India.

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BERLIN — Germany says that fractional of its colonisation has present been afloat vaccinated against COVID-19, a milestone successful a run that has slowed markedly successful caller weeks.

Official figures released Wednesday showed that the fig reached astir 41.8 million, oregon 50.2%, of the colonisation connected Tuesday. And much than 50.8 million, oregon 61.1% of the population, had received astatine slightest 1 vaccine dose.

But the numbers are moving higher astatine a overmuch much leisurely gait than they were respective weeks ago. Nearly 436,000 shots person been administered per time connected mean implicit the past week. That fig was implicit 800,000 successful mid-June.

That is worrying officials astatine a clip erstwhile infections are creeping up from a precise debased level arsenic the much contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has go dominant.

Chancellor Angela Merkel past week appealed to reluctant citizens to get vaccinated.

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SYDNEY — Australia’s largest metropolis Sydney volition stay successful lockdown for different month.

The New South Wales authorities authorities said the lockdown of the metropolis of 5 cardinal would past astatine slightest until Aug. 28 aft reporting connected Wednesday 177 caller infections successful the latest 24-hour period. It was the largest regular tally since the clump was discovered successful mid-June.

State Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters that “I americium arsenic upset and frustrated arsenic each of you that we were not capable to get the lawsuit numbers we would person liked astatine this constituent successful clip but that is the reality,”

More than 2,500 radical person been infected successful a clump that began erstwhile a limousine operator tested affirmative connected June 16 for the contagious delta variant. The operator had been infected by a U.S. aircrew helium transported from Sydney airport.

The decease toll from the clump reached 11 connected Wednesday with a pistillate successful her 90s dying successful a Sydney hospital.

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting a caller regular precocious for coronavirus cases a time aft authorities enforced stringent restrictions successful areas extracurricular the Seoul superior portion seeking to dilatory a nationwide dispersed of infections.

The 1,896 cases announced Wednesday took the country’s full for the pandemic to 193,427, with 2,083 deaths from COVID-19.

It was the highest regular leap since the pandemic began and surpassed a erstwhile grounds of 1,842 announced past Thursday.

The Seoul country has been astatine the halfway of the outbreak. The authorities connected Tuesday enactment overmuch of the non-Seoul regions nether the 2nd highest distancing guidelines to defender against a nationwide viral spread.

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BEIJING — Drivers seeking to permission eastbound China’s Jiangsu state volition person to amusement a antagonistic coronavirus trial taken successful the past 48 hours oregon beryllium forced to crook astir arsenic infections successful the state proceed to rise.

The provincial transport section said Wednesday that 93 checkpoints person been acceptable up connected highways successful the state whose superior of Nanjing is the epicenter of China’s latest outbreak. Drivers indispensable stay successful their vehicles and deterioration masks portion wellness workers transportation retired the checks.

The National Health Commission reported 48 caller cases successful Jiangsu implicit the erstwhile 24 hours. That brings its full to 154 implicit caller days. Authorities accidental the illnesses are being caused by the highly contagious delta variant.

The coronavirus continues to dispersed contempt China having administered much than 1.5 cardinal doses of vaccine.

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