#covid_19

.Pennsylvania, USA
People march in Miami in support of protests in Cuba (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • Cuban families in the US are worried about internet blackouts back home
  • The Cuban government has imposed curbs on the internet to quell protests
  • Protests began following shortages of food, COVID-19 vaccines

.New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • India reported 41,649 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
  • 593 people have died
  • 37,291 people recovered

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Pfizer claims that a third dose of its coronavirus vaccine can strongly boost protection against the Delta variant (Photo: Representational/PTI)

  • Pfizer says a third dose of its vaccine can offer five-fold more protection to people aged 18–55
  • Antibody levels are higher among people aged 65–85
  • Pfizer will apply for a third dose to the FDA in August

.London, UK
AstraZeneca is working with Oxford to produce COVID-19 vaccines(Twitter/@AstraZeneca)

  • AstraZeneca is planning to seek approval from the US medicine regulator for vaccine production
  • AZD1222 is being actively produced and used in India under licence by the Serum Institute of India (SII)
  • The company is looking to update its 2021 guidance and expand its goals to boost scientific discovery

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Twenty two districts in India are seeing an increasing trend in daily COVID cases (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The rate of decline in COVID cases has slowed down over the last few weeks
  • 54 districts have reported over 10% case positivity
  • India reported 29,689 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday