However due to supply chain issues, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the intended roll-out date of mid-February has been pushed out to mid-to-late February. If you're anxious about effectiveness, the Pfizer vaccine has been proven to be around 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 after multiple trials. Mr Morrison said the vaccination rollout would not immediately lead to a relaxation of restrictions around worldwide travel, social distancing or masks.
In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures regarding global travel to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions were set to be lifted on Tuesday. Airlines had asked the agency to relax the rule for some countries with limited testing capacity. As Biden started his term last Wednesday, he was immediately presented with the country's struggles when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.6% to 29,749.58. Other reports on the economy were more encouraging on Thursday, including better-than-expected data on the homebuilding industry and manufacturing in the Philadelphia region. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies added 27.34 points, or 1.3%, to 2,168.76. IBM nevertheless also reported a higher-than-expected profit.
When foreign ambassadors take up their duties in the UK, they must present the letters of credence to the Queen, but João Vale de Almeida, who took office in early February 2020, after several years as European Ambassador to the United States - United, has not yet done so.
The new cash value is now estimated at $739.6 million. The combined federal and state tax will be about $497.5 million. One ticket in MI won the Mega Millions jackpot worth $ 1 billion in Friday's drawing. Pick 3 winners receive $500 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-1,000. Each subsequent payment would be 5 percent bigger. The biggest prize came in the January 13, 2016, Powerball game, in which the $1.586 billion jackpot was split among three tickets.
One ticket sold in Maryland hit the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history on Wednesday night. Where the winning ticket was sold in MI is unknown right now, but lottery officials typically release that information the day after the drawing.