Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:
– US ‘failing’ on Covid –
A top US public health official says the country is “failing” as Covid-19 cases surge to their highest daily total in six months.
– China tests 11 million –
China announces that it has completed Covid-19 tests on all the residents of Wuhan, the city of more than 11 million people from where the virus first emerged.
– Israel’s rapid-test drive –
Israel is rolling out rapid-test stations with results given out in 15 minutes, as the country tries to avoid going into another lockdown to combat spiking cases.
– Malaysia eases up –
Malaysia eases curbs for fully vaccinated people in states comprising about half the nation’s population, as case numbers fall and where vaccination rates are high.
– Record deaths in Iran –
Iran reports over 500 daily Covid deaths for the first time, its health ministry announces, as new infections also hit a record high.
– S.Arabia to reopen borders –
Saudi Arabia will begin…
Source: Guardian Newspaper