COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 1 December

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 1 December

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  • Date: 01-Dec-2021
  • Source: World Economic…
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: Egypt
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COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 1 December

This daily news round-up brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. Top stories: COVID-19 travel restrictions raised around the world; Countries continue to detect and react to Omicron variant; US expert panel backs COVID-19 antiviral pill. 1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globe Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 262.8 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 5.21 million. More than 7.99 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data. China detected 91 domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases with confirmed symptoms on Tuesday, the highest daily count since 2 November. Australian authorities say they've detected another probable case of the Omicron variant in Sydney. Serum Institute of India has sent doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Indonesia, in its first export of the Novavax shot through the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility, the Indian government said on Wednesday. Singapore's COVID-19 vaccination rate has risen to 96% of the eligible population. The city-state has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. Nigeria has confirmed its first cases of the…

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