The United States will end its Covid-19 vaccination requirements for international travellers and federal workers on May 11, when the coronavirus public health emergency ends, the White House said on Monday.’Today, we are announcing that the Administration will end the Covid-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the Covid-19 public health emergency ends,’ the White House said in a statement.’Since January 2021, Covid-19 deaths have declined by 95%, and hospitalisations are down nearly 91%. Globally, Covid-19 deaths are at their lowest levels since the start of the pandemic,’ the statement added.’While vaccination remains one of the most important tools in advancing the health and safety of employees and promoting the efficiency of workplaces, we are now in a different phase of our response when these measures are no longer necessary,’ the White House said.US President Joe Biden announced in April that he had officially called for an end to the national health emergency.

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