China News Service, July 30, reported that the outbreak in the United States has deteriorated again under the raging delta new crown variant virus.

US President Biden announced on the 29th that all federal employees and contractors must provide proof that they have been vaccinated, otherwise they will be tested for the new coronavirus on a regular basis. The White House said it would encourage private sector employers to follow this approach.

Data map: On May 17, local time, people passed by outside a school in a Jewish community in New York City, USA.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan

Send money directly to reward vaccinators?

Biden asks U.S. government employees to be vaccinated

  The White House stated that the federal government will require employees and contractors to prove their vaccination status. Those who have not proven that they have been fully vaccinated need to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and undergo COVID-19 testing once a week or twice a week.

Their business trips will also be restricted.

  The federal government employs more than 4 million people.

It is not clear how many employees have not received the new crown vaccine.

  In addition, Biden also instructed the Pentagon to review how and when they will compulsorily vaccinate members of the military with the new crown.

He also stated that the United States "must open" schools in the fall and take appropriate safety measures, including wearing masks indoors.

  The vaccination rate in the United States has gradually slowed in recent weeks.

Biden called on state and local governments to allocate funds from the US$1.9 trillion rescue plan passed in March and pay US$100 to individuals who have just been vaccinated to increase the national vaccination rate.

Eager to get back to normal

Many companies relax epidemic prevention, causing concern

  The delta variant virus is ravaging the United States, but many companies are eager to relax epidemic prevention restrictions and urge employees to return to their jobs.

  An employee of Amazon's warehouse in Oregon revealed that the company has gradually withdrawn anti-epidemic measures and removed the social distancing barrier in the warehouse.

Amazon spokesperson Nanter said that the news is true and that it will reduce the frequency of free virus testing for employees before July 30.

  Some employees believe that the company's unblocking plan was formulated before the appearance of the Delta variant and does not apply to the current situation. Some unions called for more measures to ensure the safety of employees.

Perone, chairman of the Food and Commercial Workers Federation, which has more than 1 million members, criticized the company as "too eager to get back to normal."

  In Nevada, since the easing of epidemic prevention restrictions in May, the union representing Las Vegas casino employees has been calling for a renewed requirement for indoor customers to wear masks, but the casino has been ignored.

On July 27, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its epidemic prevention guidelines, and the state immediately announced the re-implementation of the mask order.

  Perone said that the CDC's new guidelines are not sufficient, and that masks should be mandatory across the country.