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ThePrint’s coverage of what’s happening around the world as nations deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks with auto-taxi drivers during an interaction in Haridwar, on 21 November 2021 | ANI photo

Delhi govt to hold meet on threat of new Covid variant from African countries

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that experts have been asked to make a presentation to the DDMA Monday to suggest steps that should be taken.

Why Peru has the highest Covid death rate in the world

Despite recent economic growth and general improvements in public health, the overall health infrastructure of Peru was still poor.
Representational image of US President Joe Biden at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow | Bloomberg

Biden’s aide tests positive for Covid at COP26, stays in Scotland over transmission concern

The aide is in quarantine and awaiting a follow-up PCR test, a White House official said. The aide is not believed to have had close contact with President Biden.

US to lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign travellers, including from India

From 8 November, foreigners have to show negative coronavirus test report before boarding a flight to the US. However, those under 18 are exempted from the vaccination requirement.
Representational image of Covid testing in Mizoram | Photo: Twitter | @dipr_mizoram

India unlikely to see big Covid wave but too early to say if it’s in endemic stage, experts say

Scientists say India will continue to experience periodic flare-ups in Covid cases even though it is unlikely to see another overwhelming surge in infections.
File photo of a health worker administering a Covid vaccine at a hospital in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How Covid is on its way to becoming just another virus

With rising immunity from vaccinations, infections and booster shots, Covid-19 is no longer a horseman of the apocalypse but instead is gradually becoming 'just a virus'.
Representational image | A person receives a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Stratford, London | Bloomberg

Covid-19 pandemic — UK may stock up 210 mn surplus doses & Tunisia vaccinates 500K in a day 

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.
File photo of health workers at a makeshift Covid-19 quarantine facility set up in New Delhi | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why the pandemic’s invisible deaths needs to be counted

A better grasp of the toll is vital to assess the precise, real-world impact of vaccines and other preventative measures, or to understand just how lethal variants have been.
An old man getting Covid vaccine shot | Representational image | Bloomberg

Delta variant in specimens sequenced over last 4 weeks exceeded 75% in many countries: WHO

According to data, the prevalence of Delta exceeded 75% in India as well. The other countries were Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Israel, UK, Russia, Singapore among others.

Covid-19 pandemic: Delta variant makes up 83% of US cases, total cases in Russia cross 60 lakh

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.