1. The US was on the brink of the grim milestone of 500,000 COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday.
2. US President Joe Biden will mark the country crossing 500,000 lives lost from Covid-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House, AP reports.
3. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday (local time) received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine along with Australia’s CMO Professor Paul Kelly to give further confidence to Australians in these vaccines that have been tested and approved by medical experts.
4. India reported 14,199 new COVID-19 cases, 9,695 discharges, and 83 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.
5. US infectious diseases official Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that it is possible Americans will still be wearing masks in 2022, but that measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 would be increasingly relaxed as more vaccines are administered.
6. The British government declared Sunday that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31, at least a month earlier than its previous target, AP reported.
7. France reported 22,046 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, slightly down from 22,371 a day before, according to data released on Sunday by the country’s Public Health Agency.
8. Turkey on Sunday reported 6,546 new COVID-19 cases, including 601 symptomatic patients, taking the total number of positive cases in the country to 2,638,422.
9. The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 7,300 within one day to 1,278,653, with the death toll adding by 173 to 34,489, the health ministry said on Sunday.
10. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, India sent 13 boxes of COVID-19 vaccine to Mongolia on Sunday.