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July 18

Outside China

– US medical expert rubbishes virus engineered in lab ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 33 new COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted ( Read more )

July 17

Outside China

–  UK coronavirus daily cases pass 50,000 for first time since January (Read more)

China

– Chinese mainland reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted

July 16

Outside China

– Diplomats from 48 countries oppose politicization of COVID-19 origin-tracing ( Read more )

– CDC: COVID-19 can cause long-term health woes compared with cancer ( Read more )

China 

Chinese mainland reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

July 15

Outside China

Delta variant likely to become dominant COVID-19 strain ‘in coming months’: WHO ( Read more )

Masks to remain mandatory on London public transport despite country’s lockdown easing ( Read more )

– Brazil‘s COVID-19 hospital admissions, deaths decline due to vaccination ( Read more )

China 

– Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, with 5 locally transmitted ( Read more )

July 14 

Outside China

– 11 bln doses needed to vaccinate 70 pct of world to end COVID-19: UN chief ( Read more )

– Mixing and matching vaccines not to be decided by individuals: WHO ( Read more )

France makes jabs mandatory for health workers ( Read more )

– Civil unrest disrupts health services in South Africa ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 1.4 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Chinese mainland

July 13

Outside China 

– Domestic vaccine firms to supply 110m doses to COVAX ( Read more )

– UK gov’t confirms lifting of most COVID restrictions next week despite surging cases ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 29 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 1.39 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

July 12

Outside China 

–  European warning on jabs’ link to heart ailments ( Read more )

– New batch of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines in bulk arrives in Indonesia ( Read more )

– Chinese Sinopharm vaccine 84% efficacy against COVID-19 mortality – Argentine health ministry ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, with 9 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 1.38 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

July 11

Outside China

– Algerian PM tests positive for COVID-19

Cuba adopts new sanitary measures for national travelers

China

Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, with 12 locally transmitted ( Read more)

July 10

Outside China

Cuba approves emergency use of homemade COVID-19 vaccine ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, with 7 locally transmitted. ( Read more ) 

–  Over 1.36 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

July 9

Outside China

Indian govt announces $3 billion COVID-19 fund after first cabinet reshuffle

Pfizer developing COVID-19 booster shot to target Delta variant: media ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, with 8 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– More than 1.35 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China

July 8

Outside China

Evidence indicates coronavirus evolved in nature, scientists say ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– More than 1.34 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of July 7

July 7

Outside China

Mexico sees third wave of COVID-19 with fewer deaths: authorities

WHO recommends new drugs for COVID-19 treatment

China

Chinese mainland reports 57 new COVID-19 cases, with 15 locally transmitted ( Read more )

–  Ruili in Southwest China‘s Yunnan province closes off its city proper and asks all residents to undergo home quarantine ( Read more )

July 6

Outside China

– Chile to lift lockdown in all Metropolitan Region as COVID-19 cases decline ( Read more )

– Argentina sees 621 COVID-19 deaths in one day ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, with 3 locally transmitted

July 5

Outside China

Indian company gets manufacturing license for Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V ( Read more )

– UK reports another 24,248 coronavirus cases ( Read more )

Vaccinated Britons set to be welcome in Germany ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, with 3 locally transmitted ( Read more )

July 4

Outside China

Chile registers lowest positivity rate of COVID-19 in 2021

China

– Chinese mainland reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

July 3

Outside China

– Africa sounds alarm over Delta variant ( Read more )

– EU revives bloc-wide travel with COVID pass ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

– Over 1.28 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

July

Outside China 

– Turkey starts to inoculate health workers with 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose ( Read more )

– Delta variant to make up 80 pct of new COVID-19 cases in Germany by end-July: minister ( Read more )

– WHO warns Europe to be ‘Delta dominant’ by August, calls for more vaccines take-up ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

– More than 1.26 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China by Thursday

July 1

Outside China 

– COVID-19 Delta variant detected in 96 countries: WHO ( Read more )

– Mozambique receives another 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine ( Read more )

China

-More than 1.24 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Wednesday

– Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

June 30

Outside China

Chile fully vaccinates 68 pct of target population against COVID-19 ( Read more )

– COVID-19 Delta variant infections account for 20 pct of new cases in France ( Read more )

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in lab setting against variants ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 9 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

June 29

Outside China

Trials start of vaccine adjusted for variants ( Read more )

COVID-19 third wave spreading rapidly in Africa ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 18 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

– Over 1.2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Chinese mainland as of Monday

June 28

Outside China

Mass vaccination held in Toronto, Canada

– South Africa to move to lockdown Level 4: president ( Read more )

Luxembourg PM tests positive for COVID-19 ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

June 27

Outside China

– Malaysia extends nationwide lockdown as 5,586 fresh COVID-19 infections reported

China

Chinese mainland reports 14 new COVID-19 cases on June 26, all imported

June 26

Outside China

– Over 22 mln vaccine doses against COVID-19 administered in Chile

China

Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

– Guangzhou has been taken off the list of medium-risk areas for COVID-19, with the last such areas downgraded to the low-risk category

June 25

Outside China

– WHO says Africa‘s COVID-19 caseload at historic high amid third wave ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 24 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

– Over 1.1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Thursday

June 24 

Outside China

– US reports over 1,200 heart problem cases in young people after COVID-19 vaccination ( Read more )

Brazil sees record 115,228 daily COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

June 23

Outside China

India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed the 30 million mark, said the health ministry

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July 21

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of July 21, 2021. – Sri Lanka study shows Sinopharm‘s COVID jab very effective against virus, including the Delta strain ( Read more )

China

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, July 20, 2021. – Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted

July 20

Outside China

England lifts all COVID-19 restrictions amid rapidly rising cases ( Read more )

– US continues to see increasing COVID-19 infections as Delta spreads ( Read more )

– France to sanction breach of health pass rules amid 4th wave of COVID-19 epidemic ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, with 8 locally transmitted

July 19

Outside China

– Thailand’s welcoming doors for tourists open slowly ( Read more )

– UK PM, chancellor to self-isolate after health secretary tests positive for COVID-19 ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, with 5 locally transmitted.

July 18

Outside China

– US medical expert rubbishes virus engineered in lab ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 33 new COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted ( Read more )

July 17

Outside China

–  UK coronavirus daily cases pass 50,000 for first time since January (Read more)

China

– Chinese mainland reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted

July 16

Outside China

– Diplomats from 48 countries oppose politicization of COVID-19 origin-tracing ( Read more )

– CDC: COVID-19 can cause long-term health woes compared with cancer ( Read more )

China 

Chinese mainland reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

July 15

Outside China

Delta variant likely to become dominant COVID-19 strain ‘in coming months’: WHO ( Read more )

Masks to remain mandatory on London public transport despite country’s lockdown easing ( Read more )

– Brazil‘s COVID-19 hospital admissions, deaths decline due to vaccination ( Read more )

China 

– Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, with 5 locally transmitted ( Read more )

July 14 

Outside China

– 11 bln doses needed to vaccinate 70 pct of world to end COVID-19: UN chief ( Read more )

– Mixing and matching vaccines not to be decided by individuals: WHO ( Read more )

France makes jabs mandatory for health workers ( Read more )

– Civil unrest disrupts health services in South Africa ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 1.4 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Chinese mainland

July 13

Outside China 

– Domestic vaccine firms to supply 110m doses to COVAX ( Read more )

– UK gov’t confirms lifting of most COVID restrictions next week despite surging cases ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 29 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 1.39 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

July 12

Outside China 

–  European warning on jabs’ link to heart ailments ( Read more )

– New batch of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines in bulk arrives in Indonesia ( Read more )

– Chinese Sinopharm vaccine 84% efficacy against COVID-19 mortality – Argentine health ministry ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, with 9 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 1.38 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

July 11

Outside China

– Algerian PM tests positive for COVID-19

Cuba adopts new sanitary measures for national travelers

China

Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, with 12 locally transmitted ( Read more)

July 10

Outside China

Cuba approves emergency use of homemade COVID-19 vaccine ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, with 7 locally transmitted. ( Read more ) 

–  Over 1.36 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

July 9

Outside China

Indian govt announces $3 billion COVID-19 fund after first cabinet reshuffle

Pfizer developing COVID-19 booster shot to target Delta variant: media ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, with 8 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– More than 1.35 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China

July 8

Outside China

Evidence indicates coronavirus evolved in nature, scientists say ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– More than 1.34 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of July 7

July 7

Outside China

Mexico sees third wave of COVID-19 with fewer deaths: authorities

WHO recommends new drugs for COVID-19 treatment

China

Chinese mainland reports 57 new COVID-19 cases, with 15 locally transmitted ( Read more )

–  Ruili in Southwest China‘s Yunnan province closes off its city proper and asks all residents to undergo home quarantine ( Read more )

July 6

Outside China

– Chile to lift lockdown in all Metropolitan Region as COVID-19 cases decline ( Read more )

– Argentina sees 621 COVID-19 deaths in one day ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, with 3 locally transmitted

July 5

Outside China

Indian company gets manufacturing license for Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V ( Read more )

– UK reports another 24,248 coronavirus cases ( Read more )

Vaccinated Britons set to be welcome in Germany ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, with 3 locally transmitted ( Read more )

July 4

Outside China

Chile registers lowest positivity rate of COVID-19 in 2021

China

– Chinese mainland reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

July 3

Outside China

– Africa sounds alarm over Delta variant ( Read more )

– EU revives bloc-wide travel with COVID pass ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

– Over 1.28 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

July

Outside China 

– Turkey starts to inoculate health workers with 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose ( Read more )

– Delta variant to make up 80 pct of new COVID-19 cases in Germany by end-July: minister ( Read more )

– WHO warns Europe to be ‘Delta dominant’ by August, calls for more vaccines take-up ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

– More than 1.26 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China by Thursday

July 1

Outside China 

– COVID-19 Delta variant detected in 96 countries: WHO ( Read more )

– Mozambique receives another 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine ( Read more )

China

-More than 1.24 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Wednesday

– Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

June 30

Outside China

Chile fully vaccinates 68 pct of target population against COVID-19 ( Read more )

– COVID-19 Delta variant infections account for 20 pct of new cases in France ( Read more )

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in lab setting against variants ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 9 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

June 29

Outside China

Trials start of vaccine adjusted for variants ( Read more )

COVID-19 third wave spreading rapidly in Africa ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 18 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

– Over 1.2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Chinese mainland as of Monday

June 28

Outside China

Mass vaccination held in Toronto, Canada

– South Africa to move to lockdown Level 4: president ( Read more )

Luxembourg PM tests positive for COVID-19 ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

June 27

Outside China

– Malaysia extends nationwide lockdown as 5,586 fresh COVID-19 infections reported

China

Chinese mainland reports 14 new COVID-19 cases on June 26, all imported

June 26

Outside China

– Over 22 mln vaccine doses against COVID-19 administered in Chile

China

Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

– Guangzhou has been taken off the list of medium-risk areas for COVID-19, with the last such areas downgraded to the low-risk category

June 25

Outside China

– WHO says Africa‘s COVID-19 caseload at historic high amid third wave ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 24 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

– Over 1.1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Thursday

June 24 

Outside China

– US reports over 1,200 heart problem cases in young people after COVID-19 vaccination ( Read more )

Brazil sees record 115,228 daily COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

June 23

Outside China

India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed the 30 million mark, said the health ministry.

– US will not hit President Joe Biden‘s goal of getting 70 percent of American adults to receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by July 4 ( Read more )

– India’s health ministry alerts 3 states on Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 ( Read more )

– UK reports highest daily rise of COVID cases since mid-February ( Read more )

– Stringent lockdown measures likely in South Africa as COVID-19 cases surge ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 24 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

June 22

Outside China

WHO plans vaccine tech transfer hub in South Africa ( Read more )

– Experts warn less vaccinated areas more at risk for highly contagious Delta variant ( Read more )

– Travel restrictions easing for fully vaccinated Canadians in early July ( Read more )

China 

– Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted ( Read more )

June 21

Outside China

– Variants fueling surge in infections across Africa ( Read more )

– UK scientists warn of ‘miserable winter’ due to new respiratory viruses ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted ( Read more )

June 20

Outside China

– Medical scientist opposes US host Jon Stewart’s backing for COVID-19 lab leak theory: media  ( Read more )

Brazil tops 500,000 deaths from COVID-19  ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

– More than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Saturday

June 19 

Outside China

–  Chinese vaccines help developing countries cope with tough COVID-19 situation: US media  ( Read more )

China

– More than 990.25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Friday

Chinese mainland reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, 6 locally transmitted  ( Read more )

June 18 

Outside China

CureVac fails in COVID-19 vaccine trial with 47% efficacy  ( Read more )

–  Japan eases curbs before Olympics  (Read more)

–  One in 100 deaths is by suicide: WHO  (Read more)

China

Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted ( Read more )

June 17 

Outside China

– To hold, or not to hold, the Olympic Games a dilemma for Japan (Read more)

–  Coronavirus was in US in late 2019, study finds (Read more)

Back to the office? Some prefer to quit  (Read more)

Italian experts split on pandemic spread  (Read more)

China

– Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– More than 945.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Wednesday

June 16

Outside China

– US COVID-19 deaths top 600,000 (Read more)

– 11 Chilean regions see decreased COVID-19 infections in past week

– S. African president announces stricter regulations to combat COVID-19

China

Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, all imported ( Read more )

June 15

Outside China

Experts warn Delta variant on track to become dominant coronavirus strain in US (Read more)

Japan to start vaccinating people aged under 64 at state centers

– Burundi allows home quarantine for int’l travelers upon arrival

China

– Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted ( Read more )

Guangzhou ramps up efforts to fight COVID (Read more)

– Over 900 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across China as of Monday

June 14

Outside China

Cuba reports highest number of daily cases of COVID-19 ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted (Read more)

June 13

China

Chinese mainland reports 34 new COVID-19 cases, with 6 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 878.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Saturday

June 12

Outside China

– Africa‘s COVID-19 cases surpass 5 million mark

– Argentina to extend COVID-19 social distancing measures

China

Chinese mainland reports 35 new COVID-19 cases, with 8 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 863.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Friday

– More than 1.18 million overseas Chinese in more than 150 countries have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines  ( Read more )

June 11

Outside China

– US extends expiration dates for J&J COVID vaccine by 6 weeks ( Read more )

Biden: We will purchase half a billion vaccine doses for lower income countries ( Read more )

– South Africa ‘technically’ enters third COVID-19 wave ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, with 9 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Guangzhou to suspend all inter-provincial coach services during Dragon Boat Festival

– Over 845.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Thursday, the National Health Commission said Friday

– China approves emergency use of inactivated COVID-19 vaccines for people aged between 3 and 17

June 10

Outside China

Millions of J&J COVID-19 vaccines set to expire in US while developing countries in desperate need ( Read more )

– EU lawmakers approve COVID-19 certificate in time for summer travel ( Read more )

Canada looking to ease restrictions in stages from July, minister says ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, with 6 locally transmitted ( Read more )

June

Outside China

– Surging COVID-19 cases raise concerns in east and southern Africa ( Read more )

Argentina to secure additional 6 million Sinopharm jabs while eyeing deal with CanSino ( Read more )

India’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 350,000 as daily cases fall below 100,000 ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, with 8 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– More than 800 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China

June

Outside China

WHO warns against overpriced vaccines, substandard COVID products ( Read more )

– EU in talks with third countries on mutual recognition of COVID travel certificates ( Read more )

Vaccine hesitancy holds back Africa in virus battle ( Read more )

New York to lift most COVID-19 restrictions upon key vaccination landmark ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 33 new COVID-19 cases, with 19 locally transmitted ( Read more )

June 7

Outside China

– China has provided more than 350 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccines overseas ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, with 5 locally transmitted ( Read more )

June

Outside China

– COVID-19 takes a toll on India’s doctors as virus inflicts deep pain

China

– Chinese mainland reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, with 7 locally transmitted ( Read more )

June 5

Outside China

–  Mongolian presidential candidate tests positive for COVID-19

– Early Australian COVID-19 lockdown saved lives: study

China

Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, with 11 locally transmitted in Guangdong ( Read more )

June 4

Outside China

Biden announces sharing plan for 25 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses ( Read more )

Chile temporarily suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shots for people under 45 ( Read more )

– FAO’s Food Price Index surges for record 12th consecutive month in May ( Read more )

Africa‘s COVID-19 cases near 4.87 mln: Africa CDC

– US Chicago to fully reopen on June 11

China

Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, with 9 locally transmitted in Guangdong ( Read more )

June 3

Outside China

COVID-19 vaccine decliners cast shadow on US herd immunity ( Read more )

– Israel to vaccinate teenagers aged 12 to 15 against COVID-19 ( Read more )

Half of France‘s adult population get first COVID-19 vaccine dose ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, with 15 locally transmitted in Guangdong ( Read more )

– More than 700 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China

June 2

Outside China

WHO validates Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use ( Read more )

Mass vaccination succeeds in Brazil‘s small town: authorities ( Read more )

– Pakistan rolls out locally produced Chinese CanSino vaccine ( Read more )

China

– Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, with 10 locally transmitted ( Read more )

– Over 681.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Tuesday

June 1

Outside China

– WHO labels COVID-19 variants with Greek letters ( Read more )

– SE Asia counting on more Chinese vaccines ( Read more )

– US introduces incentives to encourage more people to get vaccinated ( Read more )

– AU says COVID-19 vaccine hoarding aggravates inequitable access ( Read more )

China

Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, with 11 locally transmitted ( Read more )