A few weeks are left before the anniversary of the pandemic, as the World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
Currently, the US (28.2 million infected, 502,000 deaths), India (11 million cases, 156,000 fatalities), and Brazil (10.2 million cases and a death toll of over 248,000) are the most affected nations.
Some EU nations fear that they are already seeing a third wave of the pandemic.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted he could not guarantee that legal limits on social contacts would be lifted in England on 21 June.
- Colombia Approves AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 VaccineColombia has approved the AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, drug regulator Invima announced.The country has already approved Pfizer/BioNTech and Sinovac vaccines, which are used in the immunization campaign.”Today, an emergency use authorization was granted to the vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca,” Invima regulator tweeted on Tuesday.The registration documents were submitted just four days ago, but the regulator noted that it maintains early contacts with various developers and has all the necessary data to decide on authorization.Since the onset of the pandemic, Colombia has logged over 2.2 million coronavirus cases, including some 59,000 deaths.