Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Live: Daily Coronavirus News Updates, Nov 8: What You Need To Know Today About COVID-19 In The Seattle Area, Washington State And Around The World

The federal government today lifted an 18-month travel ban on foreign tourists, adopting a new policy that requires visitors to provide proof of vaccination and a negative coronavirus test before entering the country.

Over the weekend, a federal appeals court temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s mandate to vaccinate against COVID-19 for businesses that employ 100 or more people. The administration is expected to send a response to a New Orleans court today.

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We are updating this page with the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Seattle, the United States and the world. Click here to see real-time updates from previous days and all other news on the coronavirus, and here to see how we track the daily spread of the virus in Washington DC.


7:12 am

Proof of vax required as the strict mandate takes effect in Los Angeles.

Erica Adamson (left) checks the mobile digital recording of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tony Lai's iPhone at Highland Park Yoga in Los Angeles, Saturday, November 6, 2021 November 8 in Los Angeles, demanding proof of shots for anyone entering a wide variety of businesses, from restaurants to shopping malls and theaters to manicure and hairdressing salons.  (AP Photo / Damian Dovarganes) #

Los Angeles is among the growing US cities, including San Francisco and New York, where people are required to show proof of vaccination to visit various types of businesses and places.

They are being rolled out as new cases began to rise gradually after a sharp decline from the August peak caused by the delta variant, and at the same time of the year as California’s strongest pandemic spike last year.

To guard against anything resembling the January massacre, the Los Angeles City Council voted 11-2 last month to mandate that people 12 and older be fully vaccinated to enter gated public spaces, including sports arenas. museums, spas, closed city facilities and others. locations.

Although the order went into effect Monday, city officials say they won’t begin enforcing it until November 29 to give businesses time to adjust. The first violation will result in a warning, but subsequent violations may result in fines ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 5,000.

Among approximately 10 million Los Angeles County residents, 80% of eligible residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 71% of them are fully vaccinated, according to public health officials.

Negative coronavirus tests within 72 hours of entering these facilities will be required for people exempt from vaccinations for religious or medical reasons. Customers without proof may still use outdoor amenities and may briefly enter the business to use the toilet or pick up a food order.

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– Associated Press

6:38 am

Russians return to work, but virus cases and deaths remain high

A woman carries a cat in her bag as she goes shopping at a store in Moscow, Russia, Monday, November 8, 2021.  The Russian capital returned to work on Monday after a non-working day due to the coronavirus.  Certain restrictions will remain in place, such as a stay-at-home order for seniors and a requirement for businesses that 30% of their employees work from home.  Access to theaters and museums is restricted to those who have either been fully vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months, or can present a negative coronavirus test.  (AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin) #

The Russians returned to work on Monday after a mandatory nine-day hiatus, when authorities expressed uncertainty that the measure had helped contain a record surge in coronavirus infections and deaths.

Daily counts of new cases and deaths from COVID-19 remained high throughout the non-business period. Kremlin officials said it was too early to say whether the measure had the desired effect.

“It’s too early to draw conclusions. This will become clear in about a week, ”Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

The Russian Coronavirus Task Force reported 39,400 new cases and 1,190 deaths on Monday – slightly less than the record 41,335 new cases reported Saturday and the record 1,195 deaths reported Thursday. Russia has the most deaths in Europe and is one of the five most affected countries in the world.

Since the end of October, the task force has reported about 40,000 new cases and over 1,100 new deaths daily.

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered many Russians not to work between October 30 and November 7. He authorized regional governments to increase the number of days off if necessary, but only five Russian regions did so.

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– Daria Litvinova, Associated Press.

6:20 am

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