CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government says Moderna next month will become the thirdin Australia. regulator approved the Moderna shot Monday for adults. The first million doses will arrive in Australia in late September, and 10 million Moderna shots will be delivered to Australia this , Health Minister Greg Hunt said.
Australia has a shortage of the Pfizer vaccine and a glut of locally manufactured AstraZeneca, which many refuse to take because of the slight risk of. New South Wales and Victoria states, where cities are in lockdown due to , have stockpiles of more than a million unwanted doses of AstraZeneca, media reported. Only 22% of adults among an Australian population of 26 million by Monday. The government expects to have to every Australian adult who wants one by the end of the year.
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More than 30 local officials have been fired or received other punishments for shortcomings in handling China’s latest.
The officials fired for failing to implement anti-pandemic measures were a vice mayor, heads of city districts and health commissions, and staff from hospital management, airport, and tourism departments.
China’s National Health Commission said Monday 94 new cases of domestic transmission had been. Of those, 41 were in the central province of Henan, which has been slammed by in recent weeks.
Another 38in Yangzhou, a neighboring city to Nanjing, where China’s most expansive outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic was traced. The highly contagious spread among Nanjing airport workers and has since spread from tropical Hainan province in the south to Inner Mongolia in the far north.
While the number of total cases in the outbreak hovers around 1,500, a small number relative to those occurring in other countries, Chinese authorities have renewed, locked down communities, and sealed off the entire city of Zhangjiajie with a population of 1.5 million.
China has administered more than 1.7 billion vaccine doses domestically, although it doesn’t disclose how many of its 1.4 billionare now fully protected. China’s vaccines are administered in one-, two- or three-dose regimens, but questions have been raised about the efficacy of the domestic jabs as the .
MELBOURNE, Australia —
beginning Tuesday, except in the city of Melbourne. Australia’s second-most populous state imposed a seven-day lockdown last Thursday due to concerns about the spread of the delta .
But Victoriasays all the cases detected in Victoria in recent days have been in Melbourne, with 11 more reported there Monday. So the lockdown will end in the rest of the state at the end of Monday.
On Monday, Neighboring New South Walesin the latest 24-hour period. The from the latest outbreak first detected in Sydney on June 16 is now 29. since June 26 and will remain under tight pandemic restrictions until at least Aug. 28.
NEW ORLEANS —
With new coronavirus cases surging in Louisiana, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival won’t be returning this. The festival is traditionally held in the spring, but it had been scheduled to run Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-17 after being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. But organizers on Sunday cited “current exponential growth” of new cases in the city and region in announcing that the festival will not occur as planned.
nearly every style imaginable: blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, Zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, contemporary and traditional jazz, country, bluegrass, and everything in between.next year’s dates are April 29-May 8. Jazz Fest celebrates the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. The music encompasses
Ready to party at one ofmost glamorous nightclubs? Then roll up your sleeves. LIV offers free outside the Miami club, where high rollers spend up to $20,000 just for a table.The star-studded nightclub, where celebrate at parties that have inspired lyrics from Drake and Kanye West, set up pop-up COVID vaccine sites over the weekend to entice the young demographic. The Sunshine State another record high over the weekend. On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Friday. That tops the record of 22,783 new points.
Clubs LIV and Story were shuttered for roughly aand re-opened back in April. Owner David Grutman, the king of South Beach’s nightlife scene, who also owns a restaurant and hotel with Pharrell, said, “We are excited, we want to stay open, and we know the only way to make that happen is if people get vaccinated, so we want to make it as accessible as possible.”