Moscow/Sputnik: Russia confirmed a record high of 31,299 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, up from 28,717 the day before, bringing the cumulative total to 7,892,980, the federal response center said on Thursday.
New York: COVID-19 has “laid bare deep structural inequalities” everywhere, further widening a multitude of gaps, both within and between countries, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told a major urban policy event in South Korea on Thursday.
Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday he believed that US delegates in Geneva saw his point in the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine certificates.
Dhaka: Bangladesh, a country that recorded a severe COVID-19 pandemic, registered 80 new deaths due to Coronavirus and 3,436 new cases between 8am Friday and 8am on Saturday, media reports said.
Karachi: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flight Lieutenant Dr Mahnoor Farzand has died after suffering from COVID-19 here, media reports said.
Auckland/IBNS: New Zealand has traced the source of the recent lone COVID-19 case that forced the country to plunge into a snap lockdown.
The administration in north Germany has asked more than 8,000 people to get Covid vaccine again as a nurse is suspected to have administered saline instead of vaccines in many cases, according to media reports.
Baltimore: The US is averaging 100,000 Covid-19 cases daily, returning to the high last seen during winter season, mainly due to the highly transmissible Delta variant and sizable number of people choosing not to get vaccinated, according to media reports.
Islamabad/Xinhua: Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed 5,661 new COVID-19 cases, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Thursday.
Dhaka: Bangladesh, the country struggling to contain the recent spike in cases, registered 9,369 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, media reports said.
Geneva/IBNS: The Middle East is in the midst of the fourth wave of Covid-19, triggered by the delta variant of coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
Beijing/IBNS: China has imposed a lockdown in Jiangsu province, after a cluster of infections in its capital, Nanjing city, spread to Beijing and five provinces by Friday.
Islamabad: The Sindh government has decided to impose restrictions from Monday onwards as COVID-19 cases once again started to rise in the Pakistan province.
New York: The head of the UN World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has welcomed the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as a chance to spread “hope to the world”.
Paris/IBNS: France will accept people vaccinated with Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, for its health pass, Prime Minister Jean Castex said in a statement on Saturday, reported AFP.