The following are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:
America’s deadliest day
The death toll in the United States has set a new daily record of nearly 4,500, which is the first time in history to exceed 4,000.
Highest infection rate
Ireland’s infection rate is currently the highest in the world, with 1,288 cases per million people, because the government requires all travelers to test negative within 72 hours of arrival.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) broadcast the country’s first jab live on TV, the beginning of a mass vaccination campaign in a country of nearly 270 million people.
7;s emergency situation expands
Japan will expand the state of emergency in Greater Tokyo to another seven regions including major cities such as Osaka and Kyoto.
Canada’s most populous province ordered residents to stay at home because forecasts indicated that the number of cases in the upcoming outbreak would overwhelm hospitals.
Chinese province limit
Heilongjiang Province-the seat of the closed ihua city with a population of 37.5 million-told residents not to leave the area and cancel the gathering unless absolutely necessary.
The World Bank approved a US$246 million aid package to help 786,000 vulnerable Lebanese who are trapped in the pandemic and the country’s worst economic crisis in decades.
Nearly 2 million deaths
According to statistics conducted by Agence France-Presse at 1100 GMT, using official information and data from the World Health Organization, the pandemic has killed 1,963,557 million people worldwide.
The United States is the most affected country with more than 380,821 deaths, followed by Brazil (204,690), India (more than 151,569), Mexico (135,682) and the United Kingdom (83,203).
The global death toll is greatly underestimated. The charging standard is calculated based on the daily data released by the national health authority, excluding subsequent revisions by the statistical agency.