WHO warning as 100,000 new coronavirus cases logged daily
India is the fourth worst-hit country in the world — behind only the United States, Brazil and Russia, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The number of cases has spiked in recent days and the cumulative numbers are now over 332,000.
Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands signed a contract with the company to supply 400 million doses of the vaccine, according to a Reuters report. AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said the drugmaker is also in talks with Japan, Russia, Brazil and China.
China’s capital city reported a cluster of new cases over the weekend, raising concerns about a second wave of infections in Beijing. Out of 49 new reported cases in the mainland on Sunday, 36 were in Beijing, according to the National Health Commission.