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.”
Study reveals impact of long Covid
More than one third of people in England who reported coronavirus symptoms had at least one long-lasting effect. Also: EU leaders consider new travel measures to cope with the Delta variant and the 72-year-old man who is getting better after testing positive 43 times.
New Zealand: Covid alert level raised in the capital
A single virus-infected Australian triggered the alarm. There are also new curbs in Australia as authorities fight an outbreak in Sydney. Also: Oxford University explores an anti-parasite drug as a possible treatment for Covid in the UK.
Infections in India drop below 50,000
The number of daily infections in India drops below 50,000 for the first time in 3 months. Also: The WHO says a large number of poorer countries don't have enough doses under the Covax scheme; And Thailand is to reopen its main resort islands, as it relaunches its tourism industry.
Japanese spectators will be allowed at Tokyo Olympics
There will be a fifty per cent limit on venue capacity. Also: India's central government takes control of the nation's vaccine campaign; and hundreds of people ignore official advice by attending the summer solstice at Stonehenge.
Brazil records more than 500,000 deaths
Health experts say vaccination programme in Brazil must rapidly expand. Also: US donates millions of vaccines to Taiwan; and for the first time an Olympic athlete tests positive in Tokyo.
Palestinians cancel a vaccine swap with Israel
Palestinians cancel a vaccine swap with Israel; a second record day of cases in Moscow and trials for a nasal spray vaccine in Australia.