The total number of cases across the world has reached above 141 million and the death has increased to more than 3 million.
The worldwide situation was also similar as the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continued to gain speed. The week ending on April 18 recorded the highest number of people infected globally. According to the John Hopkins’ tally, more than 5.2 million people across the world contracted the infection in the last seven days. It was a 12 per cent increase in cases from a week earlier, throwing doubt on hopes that the end of the pandemic is in sight.
In the United States, authorities have administered half of Americans 18 years or older with at least one dose of vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday. President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci said, decision on how to resume the Johnson & Johnson shot will probably come by Friday.
Hong Kong is set to ban flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days starting April 20.