The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control revealed that the two detected cases are adults from different regions of the state, and do not appear to be connected. Currently, the government has set a target of 40-million to be vaccinated within the year, as this will help the country reach COVID-19 herd immunity.
As health officials continue to root out cases of coronavirus variants across the country, Americans can take several steps to protect themselves against infection . The researchers engineered versions of the virus in the lab that carry some of the mutations found in the variants. The coronavirus variant which has emerged in South Africa has health authorities worldwide anxious.
Nursing home facilities were required to tell the DOH they could not follow the state's COVID-19 protocols or provide care for a virus-positive patient, citing lack of insufficient personal protective equipment, testing supplies or infrastructure to keep residents safely distanced from each other.
The latest guidelines on the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) make no mention of the efficacy of double-masking. Still, other experts have suggested that a similar level of protection can be had by putting a disposable surgical mask on over a cloth mask , or vice versa (the CDC's official recommendation is to wear a mask with at least two layers in it).
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has welcomed what he described as a "positive development" after Brussels reversed a controversial decision to trigger the Northern Ireland protocol. He added: "The EU is unilaterally invoking Article 16 to protect its own interests and it's about time the UK Government did the same instead of being lead actors in a ridiculous charade that there is no border in the Irish Sea and that Article 16 can't be invoked".
After Friday's announcement of new federal travel rules, Premier Doug Ford says he is following Justin Trudeau's lead. Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health will issue a section 22 order to require mandatory testing for all incoming worldwide travellers at Pearson Airport effective Monday at noon.