Μετάλλαξη «Όμικρον»: Η μία χώρα μετά την άλλη κλείνουν τα σύνορά τους

Η Νότια Αφρική δήλωσε σήμερα ότι τιμωρείται για την προηγμένη ικανότητά της να εντοπίζει εγκαίρως νέες μεταλλάξεις του κορονοϊού καθώς οι ταξιδιωτικοί περιορισμοί που επιβλήθηκαν εις βάρος της εξαιτίας της νέας μετάλλαξης Όμικρον απειλούν να πλήξουν τον τουρισμό της και άλλους τομείς της οικονομίας της.

Η μετάλλαξη Όμικρον εντοπίστηκε για πρώτη φορά στη Νότια Αφρική και έκτοτε έχει εντοπιστεί στο Βέλγιο, την Μποτσουάνα, το Ισραήλ και το Χονγκ Κονγκ.

Ο ΠΟΥ χαρακτήρισε χθες την μετάλλαξη Όμικρον...

https://www.naftikachronika.gr/2021/11/27/metallaxi-omikron-i-mia-chora-meta-tin-alli-kleinoun-ta-synora-tous/

Storm engulfs financial markets over fears of new virulent Covid strain

Storm engulfs financial markets over fears of new virulent Covid strain

Sussanah Streeter

26 November 2021

MarketsCompanies falling in early trade
FTSE 100 – down 3.2%IAG – down 16%
FTSE 250 – down 2.7%Quantas airlines – down 5.5%
DAX – down 3.1%Cathay Pacific – down 4.1%
CAC 40 – down 3.6%Rolls Royce – 11.2%
NIKKEI – down 2.5%EasyJet – down 13.4%
HANG SENG – down 2.6%Ryanair – down 10.8%
ASX 200 – down 1.7%BP – down 6.6%
Shell – down 5%

Susannah Streeter, senior...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/11/26/storm-engulfs-financial-markets-over-fears-of-new-virulent-covid-strain/

Covid-19 restrictions lead to South China feeder services suspension

Due to the Covid-19 quarantine requirements for the crews of the coastal feeders running between South China and Hong Kong waters, feeder operators announced their services will be suspended for a minimum of six 6 weeks prior to Lunar New Year 2022, which is 1-5 February 2022.

Therefore, Ocean Network Express (ONE) will also temporarily suspend the acceptance of the cargo bound for the ports in the South China area that require the usage of the domestic feeders to reach the final destination.

Howe...

https://container-news.com/covid-19-restrictions-lead-to-south-china-feeder-services-suspension/

97% of Active-Duty Sailors Fully Vaccinated With Four Days Until Deadline

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emily Pierce, left, from Bremerton, Washington, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Information Systems Technician 1st Class Correy Bushman, from Rochester, Minnesota, assigned to the John C. Stennis, during a Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic led vaccination effort in conjunction with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. US Navy Photo

The Navy has 97 percent of its active-duty sailors fully...

https://news.usni.org/2021/11/24/97-of-active-duty-sailors-fully-vaccinated-with-four-days-until-deadline

Report: US to require vaccines for cross-border foreign truckers starting Jan. 22

A trucker at the US-Mexico border seen through the window of a US Customs and Border Protection officer illustrate an article about a coming vaccine requriement.

Truck drivers from Canada and Mexico will be barred from crossing the U.S. border as of Jan. 22 unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing a senior Biden administration official.  

While the vaccination requirement — applying to all nonresident essential travelers — had been announced in October, the U.S. had held off on setting an official date. Trucking industry groups have been pushing for a delay out of fears large numbers of...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/report-us-to-require-vaccines-for-cross-border-foreign-truckers-starting-jan-22

Demanding particular vaccines

Vaccination

The crew change Indicator points to a small improvement of the situation and a significant increase in vaccination rates; nonetheless, the industry still faces many challenges in repatriating and sourcing crew.

New national lockdowns, an increase in flight cancellations, travel restrictions, and increasingly strict crew change requirements, especially in Asia, are preventing seafarers from going back home after completing their contracts. This is despite a strong increase in vaccine rates...

https://maritime-professionals.com/demanding-particular-vaccines/

Suspected Covid-19 case on Maersk Emden

Mediterranean Shipping Company has announced that the 13,100TEU Maersk Emden, which is deployed on 2M Alliance’s Jaguar/TP2 service, has been at anchorage in Chiwan Container Terminal of the Shenzhen port in China since 22 November due to a suspected case of Covid-19 infliction onboard.

The 2010-built container ship will remain in the Chinese port until it receives further updates from authorities for the next actions.

“As per standard procedures, the affected crew member has been isolated, and...

https://container-news.com/suspected-covid-19-case-on-maersk-emden/

Labor Department sues Paccar over firing worker who publicly questioned COVID safety

The U.S Department of Labor is suing Paccar Inc. over the 2020 firing of a Peterbilt Motors Co. worker who publicly questioned the heavy-duty truck manufacturer’s safety procedures to protect workers from COVID-19 infections at its Denton, Texas, plant.

The civil suit was filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. It claims that Peterbilt, a subsidiary of Bellevue, Washington-based Paccar (NASDAQ: PCAR), fired Aaron Carey on March 20, 2020, a day after he...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/labor-department-sues-paccar-over-firing-worker-who-publicly-questioned-covid-safety

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