U.S. administers nearly 330 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC
The United States has administered 329,970,551 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 383,067,560 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.
Portugal to vaccinate 1.7 mln in two weeks as COVID infections rise
Portugal said on Saturday it hoped to vaccinate a further 1.7 million people against COVID-19 over the next two weeks as authorities scramble to contain a surge in infections caused by the more contagious Delta variant.
Italy breaks up fake EU COVID pass schemes.
Italian police said on Saturday they had broken up a number of online schemes offering to sell fake European Union digital COVID-19 status certificates or purported coronavirus vaccines.
Russia’s COVID-19 death toll hits record high for fifth day.
Russia on Saturday reported 697 coronavirus-related deaths, the most confirmed in a single day since the pandemic began and the fifth day in a row it has set that record.
UK doctors want some COVID-19 measures retained after July 19
England should retain some coronavirus measures beyond July 19, when most remaining restrictions are due to be lifted, to help limit the spread of the disease, a doctors’ union warned on Saturday.
One million U.S. vaccine doses due in Malaysia on Monday.
One million donated doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) and BioNTech (22UAy.DE) will arrive in Malaysia on Monday, White House officials said, with plans for more shipments to Southeast Asia soon.
Iran at risk of fifth COVID-19 wave as Delta variant spreads – Rouhani
Iran may face a fifth wave of COVID-19 infections as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads through the Middle East’s worst-hit country, President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday.
Tokyo’s new COVID-19 infections hit highest in 5 weeks.
Tokyo reported 716 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, its highest in more than five weeks, as the nation considers extending pandemic restrictions in the capital just weeks before it is to host the Olympics.
China urges nations to build ‘Great Wall of Immunity’ against coronavirus.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the international community on Saturday to build a “Great Wall of Immunity” to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Malaysia to ease coronavirus lockdowns in five states next week
Malaysia will relax coronavirus lockdowns next week in five states that have met the government’s indicators for lifting curbs, the security minister said on Saturday.