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Covid 19 World News – 7 July 2021

  • Isolation rules to ease even as UK braces for 1L cases a day
    London: The UK government on Tuesday set out plans to relax self-isolation rules that had been designed to stop the spread of Covid-19, amid warnings that infection rates could rocket to 1,00,000 new cases per day. Health secretary Sajid Javid announced that from August 16, “anyone who is a close contact of a positive case will no longer have to self-isolate if they have been fully vaccinated.” The same rule will apply to under-18s, who are not currently being vaccinated. Read More:

  • 160 Million Americans Will Be Fully Vaccinated By End Of This Week: Biden
    Noting that COVID-19 cases and deaths are down by 90 per cent since January, Joe Biden said millions of fully vaccinated Americans are now living their lives as they did before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More:  

  • Sydney Extends Coronavirus Lockdown As Delta Cluster Grows
    More than five million Sydney residents will spend at least another week in coronavirus lockdown, Australian authorities said Wednesday, after detecting another 27 new cases. Stay-at-home orders have already been in place in the country’s biggest city for two weeks, as authorities try to curb an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant. Read More:  

  • Americans Advised To Avoid Travelling To Bhutan, Sri Lanka Amid Covid
    Washington: The US has advised its citizens to avoid travelling to Bhutan due to the Covid situation there and urged them to reconsider their travel to Sri Lanka because of terrorism. “Do not travel to Bhutan due to COVID-19,” the State Department said in a latest travel advisory. Read More: 

  • Air VnV: sold-out flights start from Taiwan to Guam for ‘vacation and vaccination’ trips
    On Tuesday afternoon in Taipei about 170 people, some dressed in hazmat suits and face shields, boarded a plane bound for the Pacific island of Guam.  The sold-out flight was a package holiday with a Covid twist: dubbed “Air V&V” (vacation and vaccination), Guam is capitalising on its abundance of vaccines to revive its tourism industry, and Taiwan’s residents are the first customers. Read More:  

  • New Zealand not willing to risk UK-style ‘live with Covid’ policy, says Jacinda Ardern
    New Zealand has dismissed suggestions it should follow in Britain’s footsteps to “live with” Covid-19, saying the level of death proposed by Boris Johnson would be “unacceptable”.  If cases in Britain explode as a result of the lifted regulations, New Zealand may also consider putting the country on a no-fly list. Read More:
  • China reports highest cases since January
     On Wednesday China reported 57 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for 6 July, up from 23 cases a day earlier, the national health authority said on Wednesday. It was the highest daily tally of infections since 30 January. Read More:  

  • Miss Mexico 2021 organisers press ahead with pageant despite Covid surge among contestants
    Organisers pushed ahead with a Mexican beauty pageant in spite of a Covid-19 outbreak that infected almost half the contestants, it has emerged.  At least 15 of the 32 contestants in the Miss Mexico 2021 pageant tested positive for coronavirus. A pageant staff member also tested positive, according to the Chihuahua state health secretariat. Read More:  

  • Asia Pacific sees sharp rise in Covid infections as Delta strain threatens new wave
    Countries throughout Asia Pacific – from South Korea to Australia – have been hit by a rise in coronavirus infections as the Delta variant threatens a new wave of the pandemic even in a region renowned for tackling the virus with a high degree of success. Read More: 

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