SYRACUSE, NY – Syracuse College will postpone the beginning of its spring semester for 2 weeks to minimize the affect of an anticipated post-holiday spike in coronavirus instances.
The semester will start on February eight and finish on Might 21, says Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud.
It says the choice was made in session with the Onondaga County Well being Division and will enable a number of the college’s front-line staff to get vaccinated towards the coronavirus earlier than college students return.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says Denmark is lowering the quantity of people that can meet in public from ten to 5.
The plan was “to delay the mutation,” Frederiksen stated of the British mutation, including that Danes had been discouraged from touring to Britain. Frederiksen additionally urged individuals to remain dwelling and “be at liberty to cancel as many appointments as doable when doable.”
Beforehand, Denmark banned the sale of alcohol after 10pm, made masks necessary in public locations akin to supermarkets, libraries, theaters and public transport. Pharmacies are open, however non-food shops, amusement parks, zoos and gymnasiums are closed till a minimum of January 17. Eating places and cafes can solely supply take away meals. College students in fifth grade and up have switched to distant studying.
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa and Zimbabwe have reimposed restrictions to attempt to curb the unfold of the coronavirus.
Beginning in January with new confirmed instances and document deaths, South Africa final week banned all liquor gross sales, closed eating places, banned public gatherings, closed most public seashores and imposed a nightly curfew. The nation of 60 million surpassed a complete of greater than 30,000 confirmed deaths, in accordance with official figures on Tuesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is predicted to convene an emergency assembly of the Nationwide Coronavirus Command Council this week.