New York will require its healthcare staff to get vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 every week.

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source: www.bloomberg.com

New York will require its healthcare staff to get vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 every week.

This is the first step taken by de Blasio in New York in which city officials are required to prove that they have been vaccinated or present a recent negative test for Covid 19.

The measure, which will take effect in August, targets 30% of health area employees who have not received the vaccination in the city.

The city of New York will force public workers of their doctors and hospitals to be vaccinated or coronavirus tests each week, which aims to mitigate inadequate vaccination rates among health care workers.

According to local media, the mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, will announce the decision on Wednesday, which will take effect in August.

An increase in coronavirus cases is being registered throughout the United States with the advance of the delta variant.

This is the first step taken by de Blasio in New York in which city officials are required to prove that they have been vaccinated or present a recent negative test for Covid 19.

The new rule is estimated to affect more than 10% of the 300,000 people who work for New York City. Currently, about a third of the toilets in the metropolis have not been inoculated.

At the moment, it is unknown if in the future it will be applied to other officials, such as police officers, teachers, or public transport employees, or if it will end up being applied only to workers in medical centers.

"It's about safety in the healthcare setting," explained De Blasio's press secretary, Bill Neidhardt.

Specifically, the rule will apply to the 11 hospitals managed by New York City, including those in Bellevue and Elmhurst and clinics and nursing homes.

Some 2 million adults New Yorkers have yet to receive any doses of the coronavirus vaccine, despite the efforts of authorities who have vaccinated New Yorkers have offered injections at their residences and temporary centers on the subway network. Or in museums.

Currently, fewer than 10,000 New Yorkers are receiving the first dose of the vaccine, even though the number of new daily cases soared to 600 last week, more than double what was recorded last June.