Coronavirus: Latest global developments

Paris, France: Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:

New Delhi lockdown

India's capital will impose a week-long lockdown from Monday night as the megacity struggles to contain a huge surge in cases with hospitals running out of beds and oxygen supplies low.

The nation of 1.3 billion people reports a record-high of 273,810 infections -- the fifth-consecutive day of more than 200,000 cases -- to take the total to 15.06 million.

Bojo trip off

Due to the cases surge in India, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancels his already delayed trip there next week.

Families reunite

Emotions run high as excited passengers set off on the first flights to take advantage of a quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, allowing families to split when borders closed to finally reunite.

US vaccine milestone

The world's hardest-hit country the US passes a hopeful milestone as half its adults have had at least one vaccine dose -- that is roughly 130 million Americans aged 18 and over.

Virus-hit Ontario

Canada will funnel additional health staff and equipment into Ontario as the province battles a worrying spike in infections, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Greece opens to some

Greece says travelers from the EU, Britain, the US, Israel, Serbia, and the United Arab Emirates who are fully vaccinated or have had a recent negative test will not be subjected to a week-long quarantine when entering the country.

Stricken ship

A Greek cargo ship sailing from Egypt is quarantined in Crete after a sailor is found dead and 10 others test positive.

Infected body ashore

Vanuatu slaps travel restrictions on its most populous island after tests confirm a body that washed ashore on the largely virus-free Pacific nation was infected with Covid-19.

More than three million dead

At least 3,020,765 people have died of Covid-19 around the world since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 567,217 deaths, followed by Brazil with 373,335, Mexico with 212,339, India with 178,769, and Britain with 127,270.

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