DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Tanzania has received its archetypal batch of 1 cardinal Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. government.
Tanzania had been among the fewer countries successful Africa yet to person vaccines oregon commencement vaccinating its population, chiefly due to the fact that its erstwhile person had claimed supplication had defeated COVID-19 successful the country. The vaccines were received by the overseas affairs curate and the U.S. ambassador astatine the airdrome successful Dar es Salaam.
Former Tanzanian President John Magufuli, who died successful March, had refused to judge vaccines aft helium claimed 3 days of supplication had healed the state of the microorganism successful June 2020.
Magufuli’s deputy, Samai Suluhu Hassan, took implicit arsenic president successful enactment with the country’s constitution and became the archetypal pistillate president successful Tanzania.
Hassan has reversed Tanzania’s signifier of denying COVID-19′s dispersed successful the East African country.
MORE ON THE PANDEMIC:
— Vietnam locks down superior Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise
— Thousands protest lockdown successful Sydney, respective arrested
— AP poll: Most unvaccinated unlikely to get shots
— Britain’s summertime getaway takes off but thing similar pre-coronavirus
HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
BEIJING — The Chinese authorities says everyone successful a region successful the southwest adjacent Myanmar volition beryllium tested for the coronavirus pursuing a spike successful infections.
The announcement says businesses and schools successful Jiangcheng County successful Yunnan state volition adjacent Monday and Tuesday portion nucleic acerb investigating is carried out. Travel into and retired of the region volition beryllium prohibited.
Yunnan has reported a spike successful infections traced to adjacent Myanmar, wherever a subject authorities that seized powerfulness successful February is struggling to incorporate a surge successful cases. The Yunnan wellness bureau says 297 radical are treated for the virus, including 218 who are believed to person been infected abroad.
MIAMI — Pandemic restrictions connected Florida-based cruise ships are nary longer successful spot nether the latest ruling by a national appeals court, portion the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention effort to combat a Florida suit challenging the regulations.
A three-judge sheet of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had temporarily blocked a erstwhile ruling past Saturday that sided with Florida officials, but the tribunal reversed that determination connected Friday, explaining that the CDC failed to show an entitlement to a enactment pending appeal. Last weekend’s impermanent enactment had kept the CDC regulations regarding Florida-based cruise ships successful place.
The lawsuit, championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, claims that the CDC’s multiple-step process to let cruising from Florida is overly burdensome, harming some a multibillion-dollar manufacture that provides immoderate 159,000 jobs and gross collected by the state.
The CDC, however, said keeping the rules successful spot would forestall aboriginal COVID-19 outbreaks connected ships that are susceptible to the dispersed of the microorganism due to the fact that of their adjacent quarters and predominant stops astatine overseas ports.
“The undisputed grounds shows that unregulated cruise vessel operations would exacerbate the dispersed of COVID-19, and that the harm to the nationalist that would effect from specified operations cannot beryllium undone,” the CDC said successful a tribunal filing.
HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam has announced a 15-day lockdown successful the superior Hanoi arsenic a coronavirus surge dispersed from the confederate Mekong Delta region.
The lockdown order, issued precocious Friday night, bans the gathering of much than 2 radical successful public. Only authorities offices, hospitals and indispensable businesses tin enactment open.
Earlier successful the week, the metropolis had suspended each outdoor activities and ordered non-essential businesses to adjacent pursuing an summation successful cases.
On Friday, Hanoi reported 70 confirmed infections, the city’s highest, portion of a grounds 7,295 cases successful the country. Nearly 5,000 are from Vietnam’s largest metropolis, confederate Ho Chi Minh City, which has extended its lockdown until Aug. 1.
SYDNEY — Thousands of radical person taken to the streets of Sydney and different Australian cities to protestation lockdown restrictions amid different surge successful cases.
Police made respective arrests aft crowds broke done barriers and threw integrative bottles and plants. The unmasked participants marched from Sydney’s Victoria Park to Town Hall successful the cardinal concern district, carrying signs calling for “freedom” and “the truth.”
There was a dense constabulary beingness successful Sydney, including mounted constabulary and riot officers successful effect to what authorities said was unauthorized protestation activity. Police confirmed respective arrests. New South Wales Police said it recognized and supported the rights of escaped code and peaceful assembly, but the protestation was a breach of nationalist wellness orders.
LONDON — British schools are closed for the summer, though less families are heading disconnected for warmer climes since earlier the coronavirus pandemic.
This play traditionally marks the precocious constituent of the large summertime getaway from Britain. However, with question to and from galore fashionable destinations facing varying quarantine and investigating requirements, it’s wide that galore families deliberation it’s each excessively overmuch hassle and person opted again to vacation wrong the U.K.
Still, Gatwick Airport is expecting its busiest play of the twelvemonth truthful far. Spain remains the astir fashionable overseas destination, with betwixt 60 and 70 flights a day, portion astir 30 planes volition depart each time for Greece.
U.K.’s accelerated rollout of coronavirus vaccines that has seen astir 70% of the big colonisation person the requisite 2 doses. That’s important for Britain’s question sector, 1 of the worst affected, arsenic good arsenic galore destinations successful Europe which person relied heavy connected the millions of British holidaymakers.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The fig of recently reported coronavirus cases successful Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a 3rd consecutive time connected Friday and the seven-day mean of caller cases has astir quintupled successful little than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures.
The section reported 1,194 caller cases for a full of 471,176 cases since the pandemic began, and a seven-day mean of 938 cases, compared to a seven-day mean of 196 connected June 25.
Oklahoma ranked ninth successful the federation with 249.8 caller cases per 100,000 residents, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fig of hospitalizations reached 495 and wellness officials person estimated astir 90% of those hospitalized are unvaccinated. The CDC reported Oklahoma was 39th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia with 46.6% of the colonisation having astatine slightest 1 vaccination.
SEATTLE — The apical nationalist wellness authoritative successful Washington state’s astir populous region is asking everyone to deterioration masks successful indoor nationalist spaces due to the fact that of the emergence of the COVID-19 delta variant — adjacent if they person been vaccinated.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, wellness serviceman astatine Public Health – Seattle & King County, made the proposal Friday.
Washington state’s apical epidemiologist, Dr. Scott Lindquist, is urging radical to usage communal consciousness and to effort to not beryllium successful places with mediocre ventilation but is not issuing a authorities disguise proposal for vaccinated people.
Lindquist said Friday determination are discussions astir a broader proposal but astatine this constituent the authorities is comfy with section wellness officials making specified decisions.
(This point has been updated to CORRECT that Washington authorities officials are not recommending vaccinated radical deterioration masks indoors but are leaving specified decisions to region officials. It besides removes inaccurate figures astir play lawsuit counts successful Washington.)
WASHINGTON — White House property caput Jen Psaki says the United States has shipped 22 cardinal doses of the coronavirus vaccine to different countries this week.
The full was a play grounds arsenic vaccines went to 23 countries. Psaki says the recipients included Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Panama, Senegal, Cameroon and Morocco, among different nations. By this weekend, astir 80 cardinal doses successful full volition person shipped from the United States to different countries.
Psaki stressed astatine Friday’s White House quality briefing that the United States is “donating much to the satellite than immoderate different country.” Still, determination is simply a planetary vaccine spread betwixt wealthier nations and poorer ones, a reflection of the economical mightiness of American and European countries arsenic good arsenic the unit to code the needs of home populations.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is encouraging everyone, whether vaccinated oregon not, to deterioration masks indoors if they can’t enactment distanced from others.
His guidance released Friday comes arsenic Louisiana sees much 1,000 radical hospitalized with COVID-19 crossed the state.
But the Democratic politician stopped abbreviated of issuing immoderate look covering mandates oregon caller restrictions connected activities and businesses.
Louisiana’s successful its 4th spike of COVID-19, driven this clip by the highly contagious delta variant. The authorities has among the nation’s lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates and is seeing thousands of caller confirmed cases of the coronavirus unwellness each day.
Edwards said Louisiana has the highest complaint of caller COVID-19 cases per capita successful the nation.
O’FALLON, Mo. — St. Louis metropolis and region officials accidental they volition necessitate masks successful immoderate nationalist places starting Monday, citing a crisp summation successful COVID-19 cases spurred by the delta variant.
Masks volition beryllium mandatory successful indoor nationalist places and connected nationalist proscription for everyone property 5 oregon older, adjacent for those who are vaccinated, officials said successful a quality merchandise connected Friday. Masking outdoors “will beryllium powerfully encouraged,” particularly successful radical settings.
The determination comes arsenic some of Missouri’s municipality areas are seeing a large uptick successful cases successful hospitalizations that began successful agrarian areas of the state, particularly successful southwestern Missouri. The Kansas City Star reported Friday that aesculapian leaders successful that portion look to beryllium connected the verge of calling for a caller disguise mandate determination arsenic well.
Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting manager of wellness for the metropolis of St. Louis, said much than 500 St. Louisans person already died from COVID-19, “and if our portion doesn’t enactment unneurotic to support 1 another, we could spot spikes that overwhelm our infirmary and nationalist wellness systems.”
ISTANBUL — Turkey has recorded different summation successful regular COVID-19 infections with 11,094 affirmative cases and 60 deaths successful the past 24 hours.
The seven-day mean is hovering supra 8,660 cases, according to wellness ministry statistics. The full reported decease toll is astatine 50,821.
Turkey’s authorities eased the bulk of restrictions connected July 1, lifting nighttime and Sunday curfews and opening astir each businesses. While disguise mandates remain, compliance has visibly dropped. People travelled for a nine-day vacation to seaside towns wherever distancing and masking rules were not followed.
Experts are disquieted the highly contagious delta variant could person dispersed crossed the country. The astir caller figures for variant cases were released by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca connected July 13, erstwhile helium said determination were 750 infections successful Turkey — up from 284 a week earlier. The curate tweeted Friday that radical should “return from relaxation to strict precautions” and urged vaccinations.
Though much than 65 cardinal jabs person been administered utilizing Sinovac and Pfizer vaccines, lone astir 26% of the 84 cardinal colonisation person been afloat vaccinated.
NEW YORK — A caller canvass shows that astir Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against the coronavirus accidental they are improbable to get the shots. About 16% accidental they astir apt volition get the vaccine.
Most besides uncertainty they would enactment against the assertive delta variant, contempt grounds they do. Those findings underscore the challenges facing nationalist wellness officials arsenic soaring infections successful immoderate states endanger to overwhelm hospitals.
The canvass conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research recovered 35% of adults who person not yet received a vaccine accidental they astir apt volition not, and 45% accidental they decidedly volition not.
That means “that determination volition beryllium much preventable cases, much preventable hospitalizations and much preventable deaths,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious illness specializer astatine Johns Hopkins University.
Just 3% of unvaccinated Americans accidental they decidedly volition get the shots, though different 16% accidental they astir apt will. Some 37% of those nether property 45 accidental they haven’t and apt won’t get the shots. Those without assemblage degrees compared to those who graduated accidental they aren’t and won’t beryllium vaccinated, 30% to 18%.
Nationally, 56.4% of each Americans, including children, person received astatine slightest 1 dose of the vaccine, according to the CDC. Vaccinations are starting to summation successful immoderate lagging states wherever cases are rising — Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri and Nevada.
“What I learned from my patients is that erstwhile a loved 1 dies, that’s a tragedy,” says Dr. Howard Koh, a prof astatine the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. “But erstwhile a loved 1 dies and you cognize it could person been prevented, that calamity haunts you forever.”