Latest coronavirus: UK labor market squeeze drives most starting wages up in 24 years


the US monthly trade deficit hit a record high in June as a strong domestic recovery boosted US imports. The number of Americans actively receiving unemployment benefits fell to a pandemic low at the end of last month, as states end unemployment programs launched in response to the economic crisis.

Australian state of Victoria imposed an instant lockdown, the state’s sixth, in a bid to contain an outbreak of the Delta coronavirus strain

ModernaThe Covid-19 vaccine remains 93% effective six months after the second dose, the US drugmaker said, as sales of the jab took the company to its second quarterly profit in history.

France plans to administer reminders at the start of the school year for the “older and more fragile”, said the president.

Great Britain has “passed the peak” of the third wave of the pandemic, according to the Zoe Covid study, which found that the average number of reported daily cases fell by more than a fifth in a week.

Alerts sent by UK NHS Covid-19 application fell for the first time in months in the week leading up to July 28. The drop came before any changes were made to the app to reduce the number of people being asked to self-isolate.

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the latest overhaul to ease England’s travel restrictions for many countries will continue through August.

The UK postponed the Rugby Union World Cup, which England was due to host this year, after Australia and New Zealand decided it was dangerous to gamble due to the pandemic.

WPP, the world’s largest advertising group by revenue, said it had returned to pre-pandemic revenue levels a year earlier than expected

Hospitals in Florida grapple with more Covid-19 patients than at any time during the pandemic, as the rapidly spreading Delta variant subjects U.S. states to low vaccination rates and few Covid restrictions.

Tokyo Olympic Games Organizers Thursday reported 31 new Games-related Covid-19 cases – another daily record.


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