Here are some other developments:
- a New study Britain’s University of Kent suggests that the first case of coronavirus in China may have occurred on November 17, 2019. Using statistical modeling techniques, the researchers said the first US case likely appeared on January 16, 2020.
- India set a record 8 million doses of vaccine On a day earlier this week. But experts fear that low vaccine stocks will make the country unable to prevent a third wave of infection. Bloomberg News reported. At least 390,000 people have died from the virus there.
- Sydney will Entering partial closure on Friday As officials in Australia’s most populous city try to stem a growing outbreak of the delta variant.
- Japan Donate another million doses Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in Taiwan. It comes on the heels of an earlier delivery of more than 1.2 million rounds to the East Asian island, which effectively eradicated the virus until cases began rising in May.
- Doctors in Britain have reported a record rise in respiratory illnesses, especially among young children. The NHS said it was “overwhelmed” with these cases, which are not related to the virus and are common in the winter months – but are escalating as distance restrictions ease across the country.
- Indonesia, which is battling a spike in infections after Ramadan, reports A record number of 20,574 new cases Thursday.