Okinawa, home to most U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan, will remain under a state of emergency until July 11 because hospitals there remain strained by a high number of COVID-19 patients, a news report said.
The EU has no unified COVID-19 tourism or border policy, but has been working for months on a joint digital travel certificate for those vaccinated, freshly tested, or recently recovered from the virus. EU lawmakers endorsed the plan last week.
Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, a nonprofit focused on ending veteran homelessness, urged lawmakers Wednesday to extend the halt on evictions and foreclosures for qualified tenants.
Though more than 174 million Americans have received at least one dose of a vaccine, accounting for about 64.6% of the adult population, such averages belie stark gaps in vaccination rates at a local level. With more contagious versions of the virus like the delta variant taking hold, this creates opportunities for further spread.
The European Union moved a step closer Wednesday to deploying the bloc's massive pandemic recovery fund, with a top executive going to Portugal and Spain to announce the bloc's initial endorsement of their national spending plans.