Coronavirus pandemic continues wreaking havoc worldwide. According to worldometer.com, a total of 208,869,999 cases have been reported so far. Of these, 187,239,068 people have recovered, while 4,387,158 people have died.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday announced a three-day nationwide lockdown after a single case of COVID-19 reported in the largest city of Auckland. The lockdown will be implemented in the country from Tuesday midnight. Meanwhile, the lockdown will continue in Auckland for 7 days. Ardern announced this during a press conference in Wellington. According to the reports, the PM said that the lockdown will remain in force for seven days in Auckland and the surrounding region, while it will implemented for three days across the country.
The Biden administration plans to start to administrate COVID-19 booster shots to citizens by mid- or late September, after authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration. Health officials in US President Joe Biden's administration agreed with the idea that most people should given a booster shot eight months after completing their initial vaccination.
According to the New York Times, health officials are planning to announce the administration's decision earlier this week. The first booster doses likely for nursing home residents and health care workers, followed by other older citizens.
India has been witnessing a gradual decrease in daily coronavirus cases. According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, India reported 25,166 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative count of the cases to 3,22,50,679. With 437 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll has increased to 4,32,079.
The country also witnessed 36830 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative recoveries to 3,14,48,754. With this, the country's recovery rate has increased to 97.51 %. On the other hand, India's mortality rate stands at 1.34 %.
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