November 15, 2021

Coronavirus latest: Qantas stands down a further 2,500 pilots, cabin crew and airport workers

San Francisco and six other counties in the Bay Area have reinstated a universal mask mandate for indoor public places. The requirement will take effect on Tuesday and will require individuals to wear a face covering when indoors in public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

A climber wears a mask at Planet Granite climbing gym in San Francisco, which is reinstating mask requirements for all indoor settings from Tuesday © AP

The US has administered at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to 70 per cent of American adults, reaching the milestone almost one month later than planned. Following a blistering start to the US rollout, daily vaccinations are now hovering at about 550,000 a day over the past week, down from a peak rate of more than 3.4m in mid-April, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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