Sunday, June 20, 2021


China vaccine doses pass one billion mark

Authorities have set an ambitious target of fully vaccinating 40% of the country's nearly 1.4 billion people by the end of this month.

New cases drop to 5,293 as another 60 deaths logged

1,680 cases in Selangor, 693 in Negeri Sembilan.

‘Cooped up’ Indians throng malls and markets weeks after Covid surge

But doctors are worried that India is letting its guard down again, just like in January and February before a devastating coronavirus surge that led to a near-collapse of the healthcare system.

French police battle partygoers at illegal rave

Five police officers were injured, two of whom were taken to hospital, and two of the ravers were also hurt, including a 22-year-old man who lost a hand.

Third pandemic wave hits as Brazil surpasses half a million Covid deaths

Many epidemiologists believe the lockdown restrictions were lifted too soon at a time when daily deaths were still up around the 2,000 mark.

Malawi runs out of vaccines as second jabs due

The next shipment of vaccine has been delayed by the virus surge in India, which forced the country to temporarily halt major vaccine exports to meet local demand.

Moscow records pandemic high for Covid cases second day running

The highly infectious Delta variant has been blamed for nearly 90% of new cases.

72 more deaths as daily cases dip to 5,911

2,111 cases in Selangor, 770 in Negeri Sembilan.

Many countries forced to suspend vaccine programme, says WHO

The Covax scheme has provided just 88 million vaccine doses, spread out over 131 countries, far less than originally planned.

Palestinians cancel deal to trade vaccine doses with Israel

The Palestinian Authority says an initial delivery of some 90,000 Pfizer doses failed to conform 'to the specifications contained in the agreement'.

Court orders AstraZeneca to deliver less than EU demand

Both sides claimed victory, with the European Commission stressing the firm would pay a financial penalty for each missed dose and the company promising it would easily meet the target.

Moscow Covid cases soar to record high

Over 9,000 new cases were recorded, up from 3,000 two weeks ago.

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