"We have been told (by Pfizer) that we will receive 20 percent fewer doses next week," Italy's Extraordinary Commissioner for the Coronavirus Emergency Domenico Arcuri told a press conference, adding that such delays, including the 29-percent cut last week, would make a visible impact on the vaccination plan when some people were in need of the second mandatory shot. … [Read more...] about World Insights: Delivery, distribution delays hinder COVID-19 vaccination drive in EU, U.S.
Visitors experience making tofu in the ancient Maotang Village in Yuhang District of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 22, 2021. Located in the western mountainous area of Hangzhou, the ancient Maotang Village has a long history and lots of ancient Huizhou buildings. As the Spring Festival approaches, folk activities such as spring market, couplet writing, sticky rice cake making, paper-cutting are held here for visitors to experience the traditional Chinese customs. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) … [Read more...] about Visitors experience traditional Chinese customs in Maotang Village
Meanwhile, the state logged another 23,024 cases in the past day, pushing its statewide tally up to 3,062,068. The state, home to around 40 million residents, became the first in the United States to register more than 3 million COVID-19 cases earlier this week. … [Read more...] about California reports record daily rise in COVID-19 death
By the end of Friday, the mainland had reported 4,589 imported COVID-19 cases in total. Among them, 4,296 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 293 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases. … [Read more...] about Chinese mainland reports 90 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases
"We will be implementing all possible countermeasures against COVID-19 and will continue to work closely with the IOC, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in our preparations for holding a safe and secure Games this summer." … [Read more...] about Japan and IOC deny Tokyo Olympic cancellation report