The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging across the globe. As of today, the number of those who have been infected reached 247 million globally while the number of deaths has surpassed 5 million people already. This is according to John Hopkins University which have been tracking the development of the spread of the virus across the world.
Nonetheless, more than 7 billion doses of vaccines have been administered already which helped in slowing down the spread of the virus.
More countries have started to reopen its business and industries. International flights from one country to the other have been increasing lately. In Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen has already declared the reopening of the country both to international and local trade. South Korea also has slowly introduced its citizens to a “newer normal” when it eased its policy restrictions related to COVID-19.
In Mexico, there is an ongoing rapid administration of vaccines. 6 million of these doses come from AstraZeneca, while the country also waits for the delivery of more than 6 million does of Sputnik vaccines.
While Singapore is still reeling from a rising number of COVID-19 related deaths, it’s now beginning to control the spread of the virus within the country as well. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government has already approved vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.
In Great Britain, the number of new infected cases has already fallen to 13.5% as compared to that of last week’s number. While France is still experiencing a rising number of infections which topped 7,000 last September, other countries like the Philippines and Bangladesh have slowly seen a decrease in new COVID-19 cases.