Coronavirus: Latest global developments

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

Record daily Covid cases

A daily record of more than 893,000 Covid-19 cases was registered worldwide Saturday, mainly due to a surge of the virus in India, according to an AFP count.

India death toll hits new high

India's daily coronavirus death toll hits a new record Saturday with another 2,624 deaths, as the government battles to get oxygen to hospitals overwhelmed by cases.

These latest deaths take the official toll of nearly 190,000 since the pandemic started.

Swiss detect Indian variant case

Swiss health officials say they have detected a first case of the Covid-19 variant contributing to the exploding outbreak in India in a passenger transiting through an airport.

Germany tightens curbs

Germany's federal government tightens coronavirus restrictions using new powers that allow it to impose sweeping shutdowns in any region with infections over a set threshold.

Restrictions on India flights

Germany, Kuwait, and Iran are the latest countries to impose restrictions on flights and passengers from India.

Man held for infecting 22 people

Spanish police arrest a man on the island of Mallorca suspected of having infected 22 people after going to work and the gym despite signs he had the virus.

Over 3 million dead worldwide

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 3,088,103 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1000 GMT on Saturday.

Nearly a billion jabs so far

Medical staff has administered nearly a billion doses of vaccine against the virus, according to an AFP tally based on official sources Saturday.

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