Following the spread of the mutant virus confirmed in India, New York City, USA, will require all city officials to be vaccinated or tested weekly from September.
This was revealed at a press conference by Mayor De Blasio of New York on the 26th.
According to this, all city officials working in police, fire departments, and schools will be required to be vaccinated or tested once a week from September 13th.
In New York, the number of people infected with the new coronavirus per day is about 860, including suspicions, on average for the week up to the 26th, which is about four times higher than it was a month ago.
Mayor De Blasio emphasized the mandate "to protect people's safety," as Delta strains of the mutant virus identified in India make up three-quarters of the total.
According to the city, about 70% of staff have been vaccinated at least once, and from August, staff of medical institutions in the city will be required to be vaccinated or tested once a week. is.
However, in the United States, when we made vaccination mandatory for employees working at medical institutions in the city last month in San Francisco, some labor unions have also responded, and there is a possibility that it will be discussed in New York in the future.
Governor of California also has a new policy
Governor Newsam of California also announced a new policy on the 26th regarding the spread of the mutant virus confirmed in India.
According to it, starting in August, California will require all state officials and healthcare professionals to submit a vaccination certificate or, if not, to be tested at least once a week.
Governor Newsom wants to encourage local governments and businesses in the state to do the same.