(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) New York State requires public transportation employees to be vaccinated against the new crown

  China News Service, New York, August 2nd. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on the 2nd that the staff of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) and the New York Port Authority should be vaccinated against the new crown before September 6, otherwise they must be vaccinated every week. Testing can only work.

  This is the latest measure taken by the New York State Government to promote new crown vaccination.

Previously, the state government has issued regulations requiring all state employees to be vaccinated before Labor Day on September 6, otherwise they must be tested for the new coronavirus every week.

The regulations also require first-line medical staff in state hospitals to be vaccinated and cannot choose to be tested weekly.

  Cuomo said at the press conference that the New York State epidemic has rebounded recently, and the epidemic prevention work cannot be taken lightly.

In Florida, Texas and other places, because the government did not act quickly enough, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia continued to increase sharply. New York State should take a warning.

  On the same day, Cuomo urged local governments to adopt the updated mask wearing guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommending that people wear masks in indoor public places in areas with high transmission rates of the new crown, and urged those who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

He also announced that the following regulations will take effect immediately, requiring the staff of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Department and the New York Port Authority to be vaccinated against the new crown before Labor Day, otherwise they must be tested weekly.

  According to the New York Times, New York State added 2,590 new cases of new coronary pneumonia in a single day on August 1, and the average daily increase in the number of confirmed cases in the state in the past 7 days has increased by 159% compared to 14 days ago.

The new crown vaccination data released by the CDC shows that the current complete vaccination rate in New York State is 57.1%, and more than 75% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

  Cuomo said that New York State will update its anti-epidemic policy at any time based on the epidemic data. If the number of newly confirmed cases continues to rise, the state government will also consider introducing similar vaccination regulations for schools and nursing homes.

  On the 2nd, New York Mayor Bai Sihao also announced a new rule requiring all new employees of the New York City government from now on to submit proof that they have been vaccinated against the new crown before entering employment, otherwise they will not be able to start working.

  Recently, the spread of the delta mutant strain has made the situation in the United States severe again.

Last Friday, there were more than 100,000 new confirmed cases of new crown in the United States, setting a record for the highest single-day increase since February 7 this year.

According to the epidemic statistics of Johns Hopkins University, as of August 2, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States has exceeded 35 million.

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