Coronavirus: Latest Global Developments


Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:

– Eviction moratorium ends -The US Supreme Court blocks the extension of a federal moratorium on evictions, ending protection granted to millions who have struggled to afford rent during the pandemic.

– NZ extends lockdown -New Zealand extends into next week a national lockdown sparked by a Delta virus outbreak, but warns restrictions will last longer in the infection epicentre of Auckland.

– Year-long symptoms -Fatigue and shortness of breath still afflict many patients a year after their hospitalisation for Covid-19, according to a new Chinese study calling for a better understanding of the pandemic’s long-term health effects.

– Rotating presence -The best way to keep cases out of businesses and schools while maintaining some in-person presence is to create two rotating groups, a French study shows.

– Thailand on the red list -The British government says it will add Thailand and Montenegro to its travel “red list” on Monday, with foreigners banned from travelling to England from those countries, and nationals required to quarantine.

– More than 4.4 million dead -The coronavirus has killed at least 4,472,486 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP compilation of official data.

The US is the worst-affected country with 633,564 deaths, followed by Brazil with 577,565, India with 436,861, Mexico with 256,287 and Peru 198,064.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the newest daily deaths were the US with 1,238, followed by Brazil with 920 and Mexico with 835.


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