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The U.S. will cover cost of testing unvaccinated federal workers.

New York Times
The U.S. government will cover the costs of regular coronavirus testing for unvaccinated federal workers, one component of the Biden administration’s new vaccination requirements. President Biden announced new rules Thursday that amount to a two-tier system for the country’s four million federal employees. Those who do not get vaccinated against......

Royal Caribbean shares tumble as 6 Covid cases discovered on board a ship, cruise line expands U.S. testing policy

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Adventure of the Seas sits in its port at sunrise on August 24, 2018, in Bayonne, New Jersey. Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images Royal Caribbean Cruises shares fell more than 4%......

Biden plans to announce all civilian federal workers must be vaccinated or face testing.

New York Times
President Biden will formally announce on Thursday that all civilian federal employees must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or be forced to submit to regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and restrictions on most travel, two people familiar with the president’s plans said Wednesday. White House officials said the administration......

Biden will require federal workers to get the Covid vaccine or submit to testing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden speaks in Washington, DC, July 6, 2021. SAUL LOEB | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden this week is expected to announce his administration will require federal workers to be vaccinated for the coronavirus or......

U.S. men’s beach volleyball player will miss the Tokyo Games after testing positive for coronavirus.

New York Times
Alexandra E. Petri and Talya Minsberg United States men’s beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the coronavirus upon his arrival to Japan. Crabb, 29, almost didn’t make it to the Olympics at all. Crabb was the “subject of a code of conduct......

Olympics Virus Cases Raise Tricky Questions About Testing

New York Times
Emily Anthes and Alexandra E. Petri Moreover, questions about transmission remain unsettled. Vaccinated people with asymptomatic or breakthrough infections may still be able to pass the virus on to others, but it is not yet clear how often that happens. Until that science is more definitive, or until vaccination rates......

New York requiring vaccine or testing for workers in city hospitals, clinics

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas New York City will be requiring public health employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.  Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioIn NYC, ranked choice voting succeeded The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden renews......

Singapore sees COVID-19 cases double overnight as testing ramps up

Reuters
A woman wears a face mask at a shop in Little India district, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Singapore, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) – Singapore on Monday saw new local coronavirus cases almost double from the previous day to 163, the......

Coco Gauff out of Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Olympian Coco Gauff announced Sunday she tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t play in the Tokyo Games, which start this week. The Games would have been the 17-year-old tennis player’s first Olympics. “It has always been a dream......

Matsuyama WDs after testing positive for COVID

ESPN
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and withdrew from the Rocket Mortgage Classic, putting his status for The Open in two weeks in question. Matsuyama’s agent and interpreter, Bob Turner, said it was too soon to say what the ramifications would be and that details were......

JLR to begin testing prototype hydrogen Land Rover this year

Reuters
Jaguar Land Rover will begin tests later this year on a hydrogen fuel-cell prototype model based on its Land Rover Defender vehicle as the carmaker looks to expand its zero-emission car options, the company said on Tuesday. JLR, owned by India’s Tata Motors (TAMO.NS), earlier this year said that its......

Bitcoin conference attendees report testing positive for Covid after returning from Miami

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Some of the 12,000 attendees who flew into Miami last weekend for the biggest bitcoin event in history have started testing positive for Covid. Bitcoin 2021 drew crypto enthusiasts from around the world to the Mana Wynwood convention center in......

Bednar cleared to coach Avs after virus testing irregularity

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Jared Bednar was cleared to coach the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of their second-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights after missing the morning skate Thursday because of a COVID-19 testing irregularity. An Avalanche spokesman confirmed Bednar will......

Travellers at mercy of rogue testing firms, says Which?

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57415972 “Weeks on from some international travel being allowed to resume, it’s very concerning to still be uncovering such serious problems with the government’s testing system for travellers – problems that could have easily been ironed out well ahead of travel restarting, had proper regulatory oversight been ensured early on,”......

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