Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Monday passed a standalone bill that would raise the direct payment amounts distributed to American households under new COVID-19 relief legislation to $2,000, from $600. "Every Republican vote against this bill is a vote to deny the financial hardship that families face and to deny the American people the relief they need".
Of those, 149 people were in intensive care, an increase of three. Meanwhile, nurses continued to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, giving 2,327 doses on Sunday for a total of 19,643. "Non-essential travel is very risky right now", New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, said in a statement. Over the weekend, Canadian health officials reported a more contagious new strain of the virus was found in three parts of the country.
Mexico expects to get deliveries of about 200 million doses of different coronavirus vaccines in 2021, Presidential spokesman Jesus Ramirez Cuevas said. They believe that inoculating said group of people first will help prevent, or at least, slow down the spread of COVID-19 community transmissions. "We think we have figured out the winning formula and how to get efficacy that, after two doses, is up there with everybody else".
There were rumours that Apple was working on a passenger auto. Its battery size ranges from 50 kWh to 75 kWh, and driving range from 381 km to 580 km. The reports of Apple building a new electric vehicle with an advanced battery technology, made Tesla CEO Elon Musk question the "nature" of the technology.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has announced the plan to give its employees an option to work from home permanently. Since March, Microsoft has been on a remote working mode with a vast majority of its employees handling their duties from home.
More than 9.5 million doses have been distributed. European Union nations officially kicked off a coordinated effort Sunday to give COVID-19 vaccinations to some of the most vulnerable among their almost 450 million people, marking a moment of hope in the continent's battle against the worst public health crisis in a century.