Newest on the worldwide unfold of the coronavirus

Chairs are stacked on tables inside a metropolis centre restaurant serving takeaway however closed for dine-in throughout a lockdown to curb the unfold of a coronavirus illness (covid-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Vaccine specialists stated Pfizer’s push for authorisation of a 3rd dose of its COVID-19 jab just isn’t but backed by proof, and the WHO stated wealthy nations shouldn’t be ordering booster photographs whereas different nations are but to obtain vaccines.

DEATHS AND INFECTIONS

EUROPE
* Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte conceded that restrictions had been lifted too quickly within the Netherlands and he apologised as infections surged to their highest ranges of the yr.
* France will make made COVID-19 vaccines necessary for well being staff, whereas Greece has made vaccinations necessary for sure staff and introduced restrictions.
* Spain’s two-week COVID-19 contagion fee saved rising on Monday, greater than tripling in two weeks as infections have soared particularly amongst younger individuals.
* British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged individuals to point out warning when almost all remaining restrictions are lifted in England subsequent week.

ASIA-PACIFIC
* India’s full rollout of the Sputnik V vaccine should be placed on maintain till the Russian producer supplies equal portions of its two differing doses, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd stated.
* Thailand will use AstraZeneca’s vaccine as a second dose for individuals who obtained Sinovac’s shot as their first dose.
* Chinese language drugmakers agreed to produce greater than half a billion COVID-19 vaccines to world vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX.
* Opening India’s vacationer locations and permitting pilgrimage journey might act as “tremendous spreaders” of a 3rd wave, the nation’s high physician’s physique warned.
* Myanmar’s army authorities pledged to ramp up oxygen provides to assist deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
* South Korea’s professional baseball league suspended its season after 5 gamers examined optimistic, and the nation’s hardest anti-coronavirus curbs but took impact in Seoul to battle a record-setting outbreak.

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AMERICAS
* On the request of the Supreme Courtroom, Brazil’s federal police has formally opened a probe into President Jair Bolsonaro associated to alleged irregularities within the buy of an Indian vaccine and will now query him, a supply with data of the matter stated.
* World starvation and malnutrition ranges worsened dramatically final yr, with many of the improve possible as a result of pandemic, in keeping with a multi-agency United Nations report.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
* Nigeria’s Lagos state faces a “potential third wave” of infections.

MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS
* The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration is anticipated to announce a brand new warning on Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine associated to a uncommon autoimmune dysfunction, the Washington Publish reported, citing 4 individuals accustomed to the matter.
* Italian biotech agency ReiThera stated its vaccine candidate confirmed a powerful immune response and no main unwanted effects in intermediate Section II scientific trials.

ECONOMIC IMPACT
* A gauge of worldwide shares hit an intraday document on Monday and U.S. Treasury yields held above five-month lows touched final week as traders appeared for indicators on whether or not the Delta variant of the coronavirus might dent world progress.