COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 13 January

SourceWorld Economic Forum
CountryMiddle east

This daily 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: State of emergency in Ontario; congestion in major global cities falls; travellers to the US to require negative test result. 1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globe Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now passed 91.6 million globally, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of confirmed deaths stands at more than 1.96 million. The Japanese government has said it will expand a state of emergency to seven more prefectures. It comes as public support for the Olympics still going ahead this summer has fallen to 16% - down 11 percentage points in a month. Health authorities in Mexico will make a decision this week on whether to authorize the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.

Germany plans to tighten controls on people entering the country from places where case loads are high or where a new, more virulent strain is circulating. A lockdown in the Netherlands has been extended for at least another 3 weeks. Measures include the closure of schools and shops. Spain is aiming for more...