Latest COVID-19 updates

Summary

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 173 million, with more than 3.7 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

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Here is the latest:

The Chinese mainland reported eight domestically transmitted and eight imported COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan just ahead of the Olympics.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the Indian federal government would provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge to all adults from June 21.

Canada reportedly plans to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated travelers, loosening the current 14-day isolation period for travelers who have received two vaccine doses.

17:16, 09-Jun-2021 EU parliament gives green light to COVID travel certificates

The European Parliament has given green light to COVID-19 travel certificates.

The result of the vote on the digital green certificate was published on Wednesday morning with a large majority of MEPs  voting for the measure.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate will function from July 1, and will ensure safe and coordinated travel this summer.

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