COVID-19 infections have been spreading in the pubs and clubs in the Australia’s biggest city, including its three new cases of the Omicron virus which had found among the people who went on a harbor party cruise, which is sending officials rushing to trace the contacts.
Dozens of people who have attended a Sydney pub quiz which is tested positive for the coronavirus and had officials awaiting the results of genomic tests to see if they are being infected with the Omicron variant.
Some 50 of the cases for the Omicron variant or virus have now been detected including the three linked to Sydney party boat.
The variant has potentially more contagious than the previous ones although there initial signs point to a more mild illness.
Jefferies outbreak had casts a pall over Wall St office return Investment bank which is by Jefferies Financial Group on Wednesday had been asked staff to work from the home again because of the spate of COVID-19 cases, which are raising questions about its efforts to the return to business as usual.
Jefferies had said it was also canceling client parties and had virtually all travel.
The firm’s disclosure had prompted to the speculation about whether other banks would follow its suit.
The firm, with its headquarters in midtown of Manhattan, which has had more than 40 new COVID-19 cases this month including 10 on the Tuesday, it said in the memo, adding that only very few cases required by the hospitalization.
Chief Executive Richard Handler had said Jefferies was re-imposing a mask mandate in all the offices, regardless of vaccination status.
Jefferies, which had seen attendance average as high as about 60% many days globally in the recent weeks, said it will require booster shots by the Jan. 31. Japan’s COVID-19 cases defy Asia had rebound.