Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation providing for COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Massachusetts employees. Governor Baker vetoed an earlier version of the bill in April. The revised bill, signed into law on May 28, 2021, takes effect on Monday, June 7, […]
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Eligible workers in D.C. who have been displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to be reinstated once their employer starts rehiring after the pandemic, according to a new law. The “Displaced Workers Right to Reinstatement and Retention Amendment Act of 2020” also allows […]
For lawyer Lidia Alverisi, Argentina’s COVID-19 pandemic has taken an almost unbearable toll. “We have all lost someone, someone we knew well,” she told Reuters. “In my case, it’s been friends I’ve known for 40 years who were gone in just 10 days.” The South […]
By Friday, at least 321,066 people — about 53% of Alaskans 12 and older — had received at least their first dose of vaccine. At least 282,541 people — about 47% of eligible Alaskans — were considered fully vaccinated, according to the state’s vaccine monitoring […]
Here are some significant developments: The Biden administration on Thursday announced a plan to share 25 million coronavirus vaccine doses globally in what officials described as a down payment on tens of millions more doses to come. Taiwan’s sluggish vaccine rollout is set for a […]
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No new destinations were added to the green list in the latest review, but seven countries – Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Trinidad and Tobago – are being added to the red list.
A small number of suspected cases of the Indian Covid variant have been identified in Co Down. The Public Health Agency is asking asymptomatic people in some areas of Kilkeel to get tested for Covid-19. The PHA said the results were suggestive of the variant, […]
NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission has issued an advisory to two Union ministries and states and union territories to ensure the protection of human rights of 75 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in view of reports about the spread of COVID-19 infection among […]
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) rejected all nine proposals it received for the supply of Covid-19 vaccine on Friday due to a lack of sufficient documents. On May 12, BMC had invited global ‘Expression of Interest’ for supplying one crore vaccine doses. The deadline was […]