EU: New York forces private sector employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19

The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, decided yesterday to take a step further than the US president, Joe biden, and has extended the mandatory vaccination to all private sector workers, after having done it with public officials.

As of December 27, “all private sector workers in New York are subject to the obligation to be vaccinated,” he announced. Bill de Blasio.

Mandatory vaccination will cover all private sector workers from America’s most populous city –On the east coast, which affects some 184 thousand companies and businesses.

This measure is an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19, and in particular the new Omicron variant, of which a dozen cases have already been registered in the state of New York.

De Blasio, which ends its mandate on December 31, adopted a more strict stance than that of Biden, whose mandatory inoculation order for workers in companies with more than 100 employees, scheduled to take effect on January 4, is suspended by the courts.

“To who New York, we have decided to launch a preventive attack “(against the coronavirus), he said of Blasio . “The vaccine is the only way out of this pandemic,” he stressed.


Given the increase in infections by COVID-19 due to variant Omicron, the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, called on the population to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

For its part, Russia reported the first two cases of the new variant in two travelers who returned from South Africaannounced the health agency Rospotrebnadzor.

Meanwhile, minors between the ages of three and five began to receive an antidote against the coronavirus in chili at the same time that the country advances in the inoculation in adults of the third dose or booster dose.

“We are starting the vaccination campaign for children between 3 and 5 years old, with a vaccine that is safe and effective, and that will protect more than 700 thousand minors,” said the president of chili, Sebastian Piñera.

Too, Argentina reported the first case of omicron in a traveler from South Africa, reported the Ministry of Health it’s a statement.

By AFP, EFE and AP


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