Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was self-isolating after several members of his entourage fell ill, including someone he worked with in close proximity and had been in close contact with all of the previous day.
Britain will begin a broad-based vaccine booster program for older and more vulnerable people soon as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government relies on vaccines rather than further lockdowns to navigate a “bumpy” winter.
Japan said on Tuesday it will donate an additional 1.3 million AstraZeneca Plc vaccine doses to Taiwan and other Asian neighbours.
Indonesia plans to start opening its borders to foreigners in November once 70 per cent of its target population have received at least one vaccine shot, its health minister said.
The governor of Iowa has said she will appeal a temporary order by a federal judge that aims to allow schools to enforce use of protective face masks.
Global deaths; 4,660,590
Global cases: 226,538,884