Jefferies told staff on Thursday that he would only be allowed to enter the investment bank’s offices if they are fully vaccinated, following a similar edict from Morgan Stanley last month.
Israel will offer a third dose of the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine to its elderly population, turning the nation into a test case for the safety of the Covid booster dose.
German inflation has reached its highest level for over a decade, boosted by sharp increases in the prices of clothing, food and package holidays, which should fuel a more intense debate on Europe’s ultra-flexible monetary policy.
US economic growth edged up in the second quarter to 6.5 percent on an annualized basis, a smaller than expected increase as strong consumption was offset by the lag in private investment.
French Europe Minister Clément Beaune described England’s latest travel rules, which place tighter restrictions on people coming from France than those coming from the rest of the EU, such as “Excessive and incomprehensible”.
UK NHS Covid-19 app sent a record number of alerts last week, advising people to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.
Industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to food and beverage, energy and defense reported a rebound in the pandemic with a number of UK and European companies reporting strong profits even as the Delta variant of Covid-19 spreads.
Quarantine measures for athletes considered close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus annoy some competitors, who say Tokyo 2020 organizers reduced their ability to perform well under strict containment protocols.
AstraZeneca revealed strong sales of Covid-19 vaccines but warned it would take even longer to gain approval in the United States, the world’s largest pharmaceutical market.
Kerala, a state in southern India renowned for its efficient health services, impose confinement this weekend after its reported number of new Covid-19 infections doubled in a month.
Thailand reported a record number of new Covid-19 infections and deaths as the country – one of Asia’s hardest hit by the highly contagious Delta variant – scrambles to make up for delays in vaccine deployment.