Coronavirus: Latest Global Developments
Paris, Oct 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Oct, 2021 ) :Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: - Sydney's 'Freedom Day' - Australia's largest city will emerge from a 106-day lockdown on Monday, as authorities say 70 percent of residents over 16 have had two shots of a vaccine.
- Footballers roll up sleeves - More English footballers are getting jabs, their union says, amid a backlash over revelations that only seven of the Premier League's 20 clubs have had more than half of their players fully vaccinated.
- Antarctic vaccines - AstraZeneca shots have been delivered to 23 British researchers stationed in the polar wilderness of the Antarctic Survey's Rothera Research Station.
- DR Congo rapped - The Democratic Republic of Congo's response to the pandemic has been criticised in a new US study, pointing to "overcharging and opacity" and the use of international funding "to pay bonuses to staff who are not normally well paid." - More than 4.8 million dead - The coronavirus has killed at least 4,822,267 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP compilation of official data.