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U.S. President Joe Biden will ship no less than 20 million extra COVID-19 vaccine doses overseas by the tip of June, marking the primary time america is sharing vaccines approved for home use.

DEATHS AND INFECTIONS

EUROPE
* Johnson & Johnson has minimize by half anticipated deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to the European Union this week, an EU official instructed Reuters
* The strain on French hospitals from the pandemic has eased additional however two days earlier than France reopens eating places’ outside terraces once more, the slowdown within the variety of new instances seen up to now two weeks got here to a halt
* Italy’s ruling events agreed to shorten a nightly curfew to 11 p.m. from 10 p.m. with instant impact and ease different coronavirus curbs in areas the place infections are low, authorities sources mentioned
* Italy reported 140 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday towards 93 the day earlier than, the well being ministry mentioned
* Germany will cease limiting coronavirus vaccines to extra weak teams from June 7, paving the way in which for all the grownup inhabitants to get free immunizations from that date onwards, Well being Minister Jens Spahn mentioned
* Britain’s authorities can not but make a judgment on whether or not to go forward with an extra easing of lockdown restrictions in England on June 21 and needs to see as a lot information as potential earlier than deciding, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman mentioned

AMERICAS
* New York state will now not require masks in most public areas for folks absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19 as of Wednesday, adopting new federal well being steerage, Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned
* Brazil will obtain elements from China to provide as much as 25 million doses of the AstraZeneca and Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday and early subsequent week, Well being Ministry and political officers mentioned

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ASIA-PACIFIC
* India reported an extra decline in new instances however every day deaths remained above 4,000 and specialists mentioned the info was unreliable as a result of an absence of testing in rural areas the place the virus is spreading quick
* Some 90,000 Indian docs armed with medical levels from Russia, China and Ukraine are urging the federal government to place them to work within the battle towards COVID-19 as an alternative of standing idly by, ready for native licences
* A lot wanted vaccines ought to be coming to Taiwan quickly, the GAVI Vaccine Alliance mentioned

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
* Specialists appointed by Tanzania’s new president have declared COVID-19 vaccines to be efficient and beneficial becoming a member of the COVAX facility
* Saudi Arabia plans to quickly reopen to international vacationers
* Dubai eased restrictions, permitting lodges within the regional tourism hub to function at full capability and allowing concert events and sports activities occasions the place all attendees and members have been vaccinated

MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS
* Europe’s drug regulator beneficial extending the storage time for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at regular fridge temperatures to 31 days from 5 days
* An experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline confirmed a strong immune response in early-stage scientific trial outcomes, the French drugmaker mentioned

ECONOMIC IMPACT
* India’s central financial institution mentioned the second wave of the pandemic within the nation has had an even bigger impression on combination demand than on combination provide, and it believes the financial slowdown was not as extreme as a yr in the past
* Hungary’s central financial institution flagged a potential hike in its base rate of interest in June to tam

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