Despite precautions, Obama birthday bash draws criticism from right – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: Even though Barack Obama plans to celebrate his 60th birthday adhering to all the current health guidelines, the former president has come under fire — mainly from the Republican camp — for throwing a large party amid a resurgence of coronavirus cases due to the Delta variant. The celebration is to take place this … Read more

Florida breaks record for Covid-19 hospitalisations – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes ORLANDO, US: A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida has broken a previous record for current hospitalisations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalised with confirmed Covid-19 cases, according to data reported to the US … Read more

US tells vaccinated people in high Covid risk areas to mask again – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes WASHINGTON: People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said Tuesday, a major reversal in guidance that underscored the country’s struggle to suppress the Delta variant. President Joe Biden said the announcement showed that America needs to “do better” on vaccinations, adding that … Read more

US tells vaccinated people in high Covid risk areas to mask again – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes WASHINGTON: People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said Tuesday, a major reversal in guidance that underscored the country’s struggle to suppress the Delta variant. President Joe Biden said the announcement showed that America needs to “do better” on vaccinations, adding that … Read more

New York City requires health workers to be vaccinated or get tested weekly – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes NEW YORK: As part of a nationwide response to the threat posed by the more contagious Delta coronavirus variant, New York City will require Covid-19 vaccinations or weekly tests for workers at city-run hospitals and clinics. The new policy will go into effect on Aug. 2, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference … Read more

All Aboard! 1st post-pandemic cruise ship readies to sail – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes FORT LAUDERDALE: The first cruise ship to leave a US port since the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a 15-month standstill is preparing to set sail with nearly all vaccinated passengers on board. Celebrity Edge will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 6pm Saturday with the number of passengers limited to about 40 percent capacity, … Read more