It is to note that the country has been recording an increase in single-day caseload for nearly a month now and as per a Reuters tally, the single-day spike in India has been highest in the world since August 7. India has 7,65,302 active cases now. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) A health worker walks during a door-to-door drive to take nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Gauhati, India , Saturday, Aug.
China's military had also approved the use of CanSino Biologics' vaccine candidate. A Chinese health official confirmed on August 22 that the country had authorized emergency usage of COVID-19 vaccines developed by some select domestic companies on July 22 ahead of the completion of last-stage trials.
Auckland will have somewhat tighter restrictions, with groups of people no larger than 10 permitted to gather at cafes and bars. The new level of restrictions for Auckland, which the Prime Minister referred to as level 2.5, entails level 2 restrictions but with additional limits on public gatherings.
A majority of US states have rejected new Trump administration COVID-19 testing guidance in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation's top agency for disease prevention, according to officials at state health agencies and public statements reviewed by Reuters.
A polar bear killed a 38-year-old Dutch man early on Friday in the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands. He had been working at the campsite, according to the local Svalbardposte newspaper. "This is also a strong reminder that we are in polar bear country and must take the precautions to secure ourselves", Elvedah said later. As the Barents Observer notes, a polar bear warning sign is the first thing people meet outside the terminal building of Svalbard's airport in Longyearbyen.
In Germany , around 18,000 people had massed in Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, before the rally was forced to stop due to a police injunction because many were not respecting social distancing measures. "This is a serious matter, as serious as it's ever been, and you need to carry on taking it seriously", the German chancellor said. The authorities said the anti-corona march drew about 38,000 protesters, as people from across the country headed to Berlin to voice their ...