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India records lowest death toll since mid-March
India reported 179 Covid deaths on Tuesday, the smallest daily death toll since mid-March, bringing the total to 447,373.
Infections rose by 18,795, the smallest increase since early March, bringing the total to around 33.7 million, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
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India reported 179 Covid deaths on Tuesday, the smallest daily toll since mid-March, bringing the total to 447,373. Infections increased by 18,795, the smallest increase since early March, bringing the total to around 33.7 million, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, Japan will lift the coronavirus state of emergency in all regions on Thursday as the number of new cases declines and pressure on the medical system eases, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said. . The plan, approved by a government advisory group, brings Japan as a whole out of a state of emergency for the first time in nearly six months.
Here are other key recent developments:
Covid infection control measures in UK hospitals should be relaxed to help the NHS tackle a record backlog of patients awaiting treatment, the UK public health agency advised.
In the United States, President Joe Biden has suffered a coronavirus recall, the White House confirmed. It comes days after its administration gave the green light for a third injection of Pfizer’s vaccine in some populations.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally agreed to meet with the Covid-19 Bereved Families for Justice group in Downing Street, well over a year after promising to do so.
UK has fully vaccinated over two-thirds of its population against Covid – one of the few countries to take the leap.
In the United States, workers in hospitals and nursing homes in New York must be vaccinated against Covid by the end of today be allowed to continue working in their job.
Australian authorities have announced plans to reopen locked Sydney using a two-tier system that will give people vaccinated against Covid more freedoms than their unvaccinated neighbors for several weeks.
South Korea announced it will start immunizing children ages 12 to 17 and offer booster shots of the Covid vaccine to people 75 years of age and over.
In Northern Ireland, buyers have been advised not to “rush” to request a voucher system. All adults are entitled to a £ 100 prepaid card to spend on Main Street as the government seeks to boost local businesses devastated by the pandemic.