Record Covid-19 deaths in Russia

Moscow

Coronavirus deaths in Russia have hit another daily record, with authorities reporting 737 more fatalities amid a rapid rise in infections.

Russia’s coronavirus task force on Tuesday reported 23,378 new cases. The daily tally of confirmed infections has more than doubled in the past month, soaring from 9,000 in early June to over 23,000 this week.

Despite the surge, the Kremlin has said there are no plans to impose another lockdown. Russia had one nationwide lockdown in the spring of 2020 that lasted six weeks, and the government has since resisted shutting down businesses.

Germany lifts travel ban from India, 4 other nations

Germany is lifting a ban on most travellers from 5 countries hit by ‘Delta’, including India and the UK from Wednesday, said German envoy Walter J Lindner. “From tomorrow, Germany is removing the entry ban and easing travel rules for five countries where Delta variant is widespread, including India,” tweeted German ambassador to India, Walter J Lindner on Tuesday.

Dashboard

- Japan to ship 1.1 million more AZ doses to Taiwan

- Urgent vaccine supplies sought for Bangladesh

- Israel, South Korea make Covid vax swap deal

- Delta accounts for over 70% Ireland’s Covid cases

- Canada, US are easing border-crossing restrictions

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