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Restaurant owners and workers across New York City are fearing for their incomes after indoor dining was once again banned throughout the city on Monday, as the mayor, Bill de Blasio, cautioned of the possibility of a “full shutdown”.
Takeaway, shipment and outside dining is still allowed:.
In a substantial obstacle for the citys struggling restaurant market, eating within will be suspended for at least 2 weeks amid skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and hospitalisation rates.
” We need to make heartbreaking telephone call to 16 employees, and theyre going to be in limbo,” John Winterman, co-owner of Francie, a brasserie in Brooklyn, informed the New York Times. “Which, in professional terms, sucks.”.
It also comes as the city prepares for its greatest snowstorm in 5 years, anticipated to arrive on Wednesday.
New york citys guv, Andrew Cuomo, revealed on Friday that he was reversing the choice to enable 25% capability indoor dining– which has remained in place given that 30 September, following a six-month shutdown– saying it was “among the couple of locations that we believe we can in fact make a distinction”.
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Pre-existing social inequalities contributed to the UK taping the greatest death rates from Covid in Europe, a leading authority on public health has said, alerting that many childrens lives would be completely blighted if the issue is not taken on.
Sir Michael Marmot, known for his landmark work on the social determinants of health, argued in a brand-new report that households at the bottom of the economic and social scale were missing out on out before the pandemic, and were now suffering much more, losing health, jobs, lives and academic opportunities:.
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Moderna documents accessed in cyberattack.
Moderna Inc said on Monday it was informed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) certain files connected to pre-submission talks of its Covid-19 vaccine prospect were unlawfully accessed in a cyberattack on the medications regulator, Reuters reports.
The EMA, which examines medications and vaccines for the European Union, stated previously this month that it had actually been targeted in a cyberattack, which likewise provided hackers access to documents associated with the advancement of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
Moderna stated its submission to the EMA did not include any details recognizing specific study participants and there is no info at present that any participants had actually been identified in any way.
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The two-year commission on employees and technology, chaired by the Labour MP Yvette Cooper, discovered that employees in sectors struck hardest by the pandemic– such as retail, leisure and hospitality– deal with a “double whammy” as their tasks are at the most risk of being replaced by devices.
Majority of furloughed jobs in the UK are at the highest danger of automation as the Covid crisis accelerates work environment technology modification, driving up redundancies and inequality across the nation, according to a report.
The findings from the commission, arranged by the Fabian Society and the Community trade union, show that as lots of as 61% of jobs furloughed in the very first half of this year were in sectors where automation is more than likely to result in job losses:.
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte imposed a difficult brand-new five-week nationwide lockdown Monday, stating schools, nonessential shops, museums and health clubs will close down at midnight till 19 January.
” We have to bite through this extremely sour apple before things improve,” a somber Rutte stated in a televised address to the country.
Dutch prime minister reveals five-week lockdown.
As Rutte spoke from his office in The Hague, protesters could be heard blowing whistles outside.
The federal government also urged individuals to get a maximum of 2 visitors over the age of 13 per day, but relaxed the guideline somewhat for 24-26 December, saying 3 people can check out on those usually festive days.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Het Torentje (the prime ministers office) during his speech to the Dutch people about the tightening of the corona rules. Photo: Robin Utrecht/REX/Shutterstock.
” The truth is that this is not an innocent flu as some individuals– like the demonstrators outside– think,” Rutte stated. “But an infection that can hit everybody hard.”.
From Tuesday, all non-essential stores will close till Jan. 19 in addition to organizations such as hair beauty parlors, theaters and museums. All schools and universities will need to switch to remote learning from Wednesday. Child daycare centers will be closed to all other than kids of essential workers.
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Here is our complete story on the new coronavirus strain that has been spotted in the UK:.
UK detects new Covid strain.
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Poland deals with a genuine risk of a 3rd wave of the coronavirus pandemic, health minister Adam Niedzielski said on Monday, adding he would advise that present limitations continue up until at least 17 January.
It would take practically a year to immunize the entire UK population versus Covid-19, even with no disruptions in vaccine supply, leading researchers have stated.
Intensive care systems filled to capability across California this weekend, as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to increase at disconcerting rates.Hospitals in the San Joaquin Valley, the states agricultural hub, reported on Saturday its ICU bed capacity had dropped to zero for the very first time. The regions capacity fluttered back to 1.5% on Monday, however the situation stayed precarious.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte enforced a tough new five-week nationwide lockdown Monday, saying schools, excessive stores, museums and fitness centers will close down at midnight up until 19 January.
Hi and welcome to todays live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Turkeys president, Recep Tayip Erdoğan, has actually said Turkey will enforce a five-day complete lockdown beginning on 31 December, as main information showed new daily coronavirus deaths struck a record 229. Erdoğan, speaking after a cabinet meeting, stated the remain at house order would start at 9pm on New Years Eve and run to 4 January.
France has reported 3,063 brand-new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, sharply down from Sundays 11,533, but the variety of individuals confessed to healthcare facility with the disease increased for the third consecutive day.
” We have to bite through this extremely sour apple prior to things improve,” a mournful Rutte stated in a telecasted address to the country.
Canada started vaccinating its people against Covid-19 today, following the UK and New York state. Five frontline employees in Ontario were amongst the very first Canadians to receive the vaccine at one of Torontos health centers.
An intensive care unit nurse who became the first person in the United States to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Monday called it a sign that “healing is coming”. Sandra Lindsay, who has actually treated a few of the sickest Covid-19 clients for months, was given the vaccine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in the New York City district of Queens, an early centre of the countrys Covid-19 break out.
My name is Helen Sullivan and Ill be bringing you the most recent global advancements for the next couple of hours.
The UK reported 20,263 brand-new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, taking the overall figure over the past 7 days to 131,708, up 21.6% compared to the previous seven-day number, main information revealed.
Here are the other essential advancements from the last couple of hours:.
On the other hand in the UK, a brand-new stress of coronavirus that has actually shown up in Englands genomic surveillance in the past 2 months might have spread out the virus in the South of England. The stress includes a variety of different anomalies and has been discovered in parts of the south where cases of the infection are increasing fastest, according to the health secretary, Matt Hancock.