Latest news

Early riser or late sleeper: the grass is greener on which side?

Early riser or late sleeper: the grass is greener on which side?

Watch: Punjab CM stops car to bless newly-wed couple in village

Watch: Punjab CM stops car to bless newly-wed couple in village

Air Force officer arrested for allegedly raping colleague in Tamil Nadu

Air Force officer arrested for allegedly raping colleague in Tamil Nadu

Germany: End of Angela Merkel's 16-yr rule as her party loses to Centre-Left bloc

Germany: End of Angela Merkel's 16-yr rule as her party loses to Centre-Left bloc

Watch: PM Modi's visit to new Parliament construction site at night

Watch: PM Modi's visit to new Parliament construction site at night

Masks back on in the US! CDC reverses stance, White House instructs staff to mask up

CDC recommended that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid transmission rates.

United States is gearing for tighter guidelines for the use of masks as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates. US President Joe Biden also said he’s weighing a requirement for federal workers to get vaccinated. 

Meanwhile the White House has told staff that they must again wear masks. In a memo sent the Biden Administration stated “Washington, D.C., has recently been classified as having a SUBSTANTIAL level of community transmission. As a result, the White House will require all individuals -- regardless of vaccination status -- to wear a mask at all times when on campus.”

Covid cases are now swelling due to the Delta variant, which accounts for around 90 percent of cases.The latest seven day average of daily cases is more than 56,000, similar to levels last seen in April.

Read/Watch Also: US overtakes India in new daily cases

Forty-nine percent of the US population is fully vaccinated, but the vaccination rate is not evenly divided within the country. Vaccine hesitancy in conservative parts of the US has stalled the inoculation drive in the country that is ready to face 'normalcy' with school and offices in the fall season.
The CDC is also recommending kids wear masks in schools as they return for the new session in September. 


Up Next

Masks back on in the US! CDC reverses stance, White House instructs staff to mask up

Masks back on in the US! CDC reverses stance, White House instructs staff to mask up

Germany: End of Angela Merkel's 16-yr rule as her party loses to Centre-Left bloc

Germany: End of Angela Merkel's 16-yr rule as her party loses to Centre-Left bloc

On camera: Spain's Canary Islands volcano eruption, scientists issue warning

On camera: Spain's Canary Islands volcano eruption, scientists issue warning

'Ghostwriter' cyberattacks: EU suspects Russian hand, bid to target German polls

'Ghostwriter' cyberattacks: EU suspects Russian hand, bid to target German polls

United States Administration deports thousands of Haitians from camps in Texas

United States Administration deports thousands of Haitians from camps in Texas

3 killed and several injured after train derails in U.S.

3 killed and several injured after train derails in U.S.