A daily round up of the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from effected areas and details of the latest medical information, and what the global effects are on health, business, sport, travel, and more.”
US 'passes 25 million cases'
US media report more than 25,000,000 cases and more than 400,000 deaths - a world record. Also: NZ has its first case of community transmission in months, and Germany has reportedly bought supplies of the experimental treatment credited with helping Donald Trump recover.
Wuhan marks lockdown anniversary
The city has returned to normal but China continues to have small localised outbreaks. Also: the UK variant could be 'slightly more deadly' than the original virus, and Sri Lanka's health minister contracts Covid - after consuming a 'miracle remedy'.
Vaccine delays halt jabs in Europe
Parts of Italy and Spain have suspended inoculations as they wait for Pfizer supplies. Also: Beijing denies Covid-19 originated in China, and the virus 'contributed' to a rise in suicides in Japan.
President Biden begins unpicking Donald Trump's pandemic policies
Dr Anthony Fauci announced that President Biden had reversed the former administration's decision to leave the WHO, hours after being sworn in. Also: Mongolia's Prime Minister resigns after an outcry over the treatment of a new mother who was infected with the virus, and how cinemas in Britain are helping the most vulnerable.
Trump: "We did something that was a medical miracle"
Donald Trump leaves the White House saying the vaccine was one of the great achievements of his presidency. Also: how doctors in Venezuela are struggling to treat Covid patients without PPE and running water, and the smart watches that may be able to detect if you have the virus.
Biden dismisses Trump decree on Covid visiting rules
Joe Biden says he'll overturn an attempt by President Trump to end travel bans for visitors from some countries. Also, India's mass vaccination programme is halted in some states because of issues with the app, and more tennis players test positive for Covid 19 at the Australian Open.