US announces tougher rules to combat a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases
byBBC World Service
The Centers for Disease Control advises even vaccinated people to wear masks in public indoor spaces. Also: the British government says fully vaccinated travellers from the US and EU will be allowed to enter England without the need for quarantine.
Chasing Life Helping Grandma and Grandpa Get Back in the Groove
Helping Grandma and Grandpa Get Back in the Groove
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