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.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden addressed the nation to mark the unfortunate occasion.(Photo Credit:File/AFP)

  • The President was accompanied by his wife Jill, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff
  • He stood outside the White House to mark a moment's silence
  • Flags were lowered over the White House and at federal buildings across the country

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the US. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The catastrophic US figure comes as some signs of hope are emerging in the world's hardest-hit country
  • The grim threshold was reached only about a month after the US recorded 400,000 fatalities from the disease in mid-January
  • Cases surged into the winter season which brought people indoors for holiday gatherings

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden has made COVID-19 his priority. (Photo Credit: Facebook Screengrab/The White House)

  • Biden ordered flags on federal government buildings to be flown at half mast for five days
  • The president was scheduled to address the nation from the White House before attending a candle-lighting ceremony
  • Biden has made the pandemic his top priority

.Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh, India
A bus plunged into a canal in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district on Tuesday, killing 50 people, 22 of them students.. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The death toll in the Sidhi bus accident has reached 51
  • Of the dead, 22 were students travelling to an exam centre
  • Apart from students, the passengers included women and elderly 

The death toll continues to rise.(Representative image/Pixabay)

  • As of Saturday,there were 800,361 deaths recorded in the 52 countries and territories of Europe
  • Europe as a whole recorded an average 4,478 deaths a day from the virus last week
  • Europe passed 500,000 deaths on December 17; 600,000 on January 7; and 700,000 on January 25

.London, UK
UK PM Boris Johnson aims to vaccinate at least 15 million people vulnerable to the virus (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • A total of 10,021,471 people have received their initial jabs while 498,862 have received both doses
  • The British PM called the achivement a "milestone"
  • Johnson is currently reviewing the possibility of a third national lockdown in the country

.London, UK
The British PM said he takes full responsibility for the government's acts (Photo Credit : PTI)

  • The 100,000 deaths were recorded from a total of 3.7 million positive cases
  • The initial lockdown was based on a study conducted by the Imperial College London
  • UK is currently tackling its third wave of COVID-19 triggered by the mutated version

.Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico started its inoculation drive on December 24. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The health ministry reported 659 more deaths on Monday, taking the total to 150,273
  • The overall number of cases reported in the country are more than 1.77 million 
  • President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday tested positive for virus

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
California governor is set to provide an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo Credit: Twitter @CAgovernor)

  • California has recorded over 36,000 death till now due to COVID-19
  • Around 1.8 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state
  • About 15% of the ICUs in the state are expected to be vacant by end of February

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden announced the US strategy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday (Photo credit: AFP)

  • US President Biden promised additional support to poeple after the economic stimulus 
  • Biden later signed an executive order addressing the food crisis in America
  • Over 4,10,000 deaths have already been reported in the US since the start of the pandemic