The number of people who have died across the world is now more than three million, according to Johns Hopkins University in America who have tallied this number since the beginning of a year ago.
The death toll as of Saturday, compiled by John Hopkins University, is nearly equal to the population of Kyiv (Ukraine), Caracas (Venezuela), or Lisbon (Portugal).
India's capital New Delhi went into a weekend lockdown Saturday as the world's second-most populous nation faces more than 200,000 fresh daily cases and families clamouring for drugs and hospital beds.
Udaya Regmi of the global Red Cross said the "truly frightening" South Asian surge was a "wake-up call to the world".
"I think this is one more example of the continued litany of information that we've been seeing on and on and on about how great these vaccines have been working, how safe they are, and how effective they are, and I would really encourage everybody to take advantage of this", said Distinguished USF Health professor Dr. Thomas Unnasch.
China's Xi slams EU carbon tax plan in call with Macron, Merkel
Each year, the world's two biggest economies spew out more than half of the greenhouse gases linked to global warming. Le didn't say whether Xi would join the summit, but said "the Chinese side is actively studying the matter".
Alcohol sales will be banned in Bangkok restaurants from Sunday, while entertainment venues will be shuttered across the country for two weeks. The public has been asked to stay away because of the global pandemic.
Johns Hopkins reports the USA has 31.5 million of the world's 140 million cases, followed by India with 14.5 million cases and Brazil with 13.8 million.
About 5,800 people who have been administered COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. have still been infected anyway, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday.
Italy announced Friday it will ease coronavirus restrictions for schools and restaurants from April 26.
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