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美国得州宣布取消口罩令

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2021-3-5 01:36| 查看数: 91| 评论数: 1|



This is VOA news. Via remote, I'm Marissa Melton.

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that thanks to a new cooperation between two drug companies, there will now be enough doses of the coronavirus vaccine available for the entire adult population in the United States by the end of May. The president added, however, that it will take longer than that to inoculate everyone and he urged people to remain vigilant by wearing masks.

Mr. Biden had previously said there would be enough doses by the end of July. On Tuesday, he said the faster production of the vaccine was in part the results of an agreement by the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. to help manufacture the new Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The unusual agreement between the two rivals announced on Tuesday was brokered by the White House.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use last week. But the company has encountered unexpected production problems.

Texas is lifting its COVID-19 mask mandate. Republican Governor Greg Abbott's announcement on Tuesday makes Texas the largest U.S. state to do away with a face-covering order. The new rule takes effect on March 10.

The decision comes as governors across the United States are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is far from over. Texas has seen a sharp plunge in cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks. More than 42,000 people have died from the virus in Texas, however. It trails only California and New York.

You can keep up on our coronavirus stories and everything that we're covering at VOA at our website voanews.com. You're listening to VOA news.

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano on the island of Sumatra sent a cloud of hot ash as high as five kilometers into the sky on Tuesday. It was its first big eruption since August.

Indonesia's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center says the volcano erupted around 6:30 a.m. local time.

No casualties were reported, but [ef...] officials have urged people to stay at least three kilometers away from the mountain.

The volcano measuring 2,460 meters high was dormant [for two...] for centuries before roaring back to life in 2010 when an eruption killed two people. It erupted again in 2013, 2014 and again in 2016.

The director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building is considered domestic terrorism. The riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump was aimed at preventing the certification of Joe Biden's presidential victory.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said in his opening statement, "That siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple."

Wray's testimony comes amid concern that the FBI was not adequately prepared for the riot despite warnings days before the attack. Lawmakers are pressing Wray on how the FBI is dealing with the national security threat from white nationalists and from violent domestic extremists and whether the agency is adequately equipped to handle the problem.

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced sanctions on several Russian individuals for what it says is their role in the attempted murder of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

The sanctions are being coordinated with the European Union, which had already imposed sanctions against a small number of Russian officials in connection with the Navalny case.

A senior administration official said, "We're sending a clear signal to Russia that there are consequences for the use of chemical weapons."

And the European Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled that new Polish regulations regarding the appointment of Supreme Court judges could violate European law. The ruling effectively strikes down efforts to exert political influence over the judiciary in Poland.

The rules in question regulate Poland's political influence over a top judicial body and its procedure of appointments to the Supreme Court.

The ruling obliges Poland's right-wing government to stop using those regulations.

The EU has been strongly critical of Poland's conservative government for the changes it has introduced to the judiciary since it won power in 2015.

Marissa Melton, VOA news.

vigilant

[ˈprɒmɪnənt]

adj.著名的;显眼的;显著的;突出的


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