United States: Mandatory vaccination or mask and testing for federal employees, says Biden

The White House announced a series of measures to boost vaccination in the United States, including the requirement for millions of federal employees.


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Joe Biden has taken a series of measures to boost vaccination in the United States, including requiring millions of federal employees either to be vaccinated or to comply with a series of constraints, according to a press release from the United States. White House this Thursday, July 29.


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Unvaccinated federal employees will thus be required to wear the mask continuously, even in areas where Covid-19 circulation is low, and to undergo regular tests, once or twice a week.

They will also be limited in their movements, according to this press release, released shortly before a speech by the American president.

Happening Now: President Biden delivers remarks on the next steps in our effort to get more Americans vaccinated and combat the spread of the Delta variant.


- The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 29, 2021

Get the vaccine campaign back on track

Without going as far as the pure and simple vaccination obligation, it is however a change of course for the Biden administration which until now refused to associate any idea of ​​constraint with vaccination, insisting more on the responsibility. individual and messages of encouragement.

The federal state employs 4 million people, including 2 million civilians.

Regarding the military, the US president asks the military to think about "

 how and when 

" to add the vaccine against Covid-19 to the list of compulsory vaccines for the military.

Joe Biden also calls on local authorities to pay $ 100 to anyone being vaccinated, drawing for this from the emergency funds released to deal with the pandemic.

The United States is trying to relaunch a vaccination campaign which, after a booming start, is tending to settle down, even as the very rapid spread of the Delta variant worries health authorities.

►Also read: Faced with the Delta variant, return of masks in risk areas in the United States

(With AFP)


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