Here are some important developments:
- Sydney was closing for a week As of July 16, New South Wales state officials confirmed. Australia’s largest city is struggling to stem a small outbreak of the delta variant, but only about 8 percent of the country has been fully vaccinated.
- Singapore will not include Persons vaccinated with Sinovac in the National Vaccine Count. The city-state has not approved the vaccine developed by China for its vaccination programme, although some private clinics are allowed to administer Sinovac.
- United State Sending two million doses of Moderna vaccine For Vietnam, the White House said. The Southeast Asian country has been successful in containing the virus, but the start of vaccination has been slow and the wave of infections that began in May has not abated.
- South Korea 1212 new infections were reported Wednesday, the highest number of daily cases in the country since December. Seoul recently backtracked on easing its external mask mandate as infection rates soar. The rate of vaccination slowed.
- England’s chief medical officer has warned of an increase in “long-term coronavirus”, where symptoms last for months, among young people. While Britain’s vaccination launch is among the fastest in the world, the vaccination rate for young people remains relatively low; The country is ditching nearly all remote barriers later this month.