Newest on the worldwide unfold of the coronavirus

Novavax Inc on Monday mentioned its COVID-19 vaccine was greater than 90% efficient, together with towards quite a lot of regarding variants of the coronavirus in a big, late-stage U.S.-based scientific trial.

DEATHS AND INFECTIONS

EUROPE
* Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to raise remaining COVID-19 curbs by a month, warning that hundreds of extra folks would possibly die if he did nothing due to the fast unfold of the extra infectious Delta variant.
* COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca supply excessive safety of greater than 90% towards hospitalisation from the Delta coronavirus variant, a brand new evaluation by Public Well being England confirmed.
* Norway now expects to obtain 900,000 fewer Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine doses within the July-September quarter in comparison with what authorities had earlier anticipated, the well being minister mentioned.
* The Delta variant doubles the danger of hospitalisation in contrast with the beforehand dominant variant in Britain, however two doses of vaccine nonetheless present robust safety, a Scottish research discovered.

ASIA-PACIFIC
* Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte prolonged partial coronavirus curbs within the capital and close by provinces till end-June, however positioned extra areas below tighter quarantine measures due to rising infections and excessive hospital occupancy.

AMERICA
* Mexican well being officers mentioned the nation will obtain its first cargo of J&J vaccines on Tuesday.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
* Africa will get precedence therapy for the Group of Seven’s pledged 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, a senior World Well being Group adviser mentioned on Monday.
* Johnson & Johnson will export extra ready-to-administer COVID-19 vaccines to South Africa past the 300,000 doses already pledged, CEO of Aspen Pharmacare mentioned.
* In Afghanistan, the 2 primary hospitals treating folks with COVID-19 have needed to shut their doorways to new sufferers due to a scarcity of beds, a senior well being official and docs mentioned.

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MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS
* South Korean drugmaker Celltrion introduced constructive outcomes for its experimental antibody COVID-19 therapy.

ECONOMIC IMPACT
* World inventory markets have been combined on Monday, U.S. Treasury yields ticked up and gold slid as buyers ready themselves for an upcoming Federal Reserve assembly and any clues on the trajectory of its unprecedented financial stimulus.
* The European Union started promoting the primary bond backing its restoration fund, in keeping with a lead supervisor, a vital step in financing member states’ financial restoration.
* The World Financial institution has permitted a $250 million mortgage to assist Botswana’s financial restoration efforts.