The Lambda variant was first detected in Peru. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • A group of Japanese researchers said in a paper that people may not realize the threat of the Lambda variant
  • It is still  unclear whether the Lambda variant is more dangerous than the Delta variant
  • The Lambda variant, also referred to as C.37, was first detected in Peru in August 2020

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden administration is preparing to vaccinate the Mexicans on their birders. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The Biden administration plans to offer the J&J vaccine to the Mexican immigrants
  • July 2021 saw 210,000 migrants enter the US along the southern border
  • Officials believe that the plan could help curb the delta variant's spread in the US and Mexico

.London, UK
72% adults in UK have received both doses of the vaccine (Photo: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Cab-hailing services will remind young users to get jabbed
  • Some firms have offered discounts on meals and services
  • Pop-up vaccination centres have opened up across England

.Delhi, India
Sputnik-AstraZeneca vaccine cocktail is undergoing clinical trials (PTI Photo)

  • Sputnik-AstraZeneca vaccine cocktail displayed zero serious adverse effects
  • The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced the study results
  • 50 volunteers have been vaccinated

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The CDC has warned Americans about the severity of the Delta variant. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Officials must 'acknowledge the war has changed', a CDC document reveals
  • It recommends mask-wearing for everyone
  • The Delta COVID-19 variant is rampantly spreading across the US

.New York, NY, USA
US President Joe Biden. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The US is nearing full vaccination in 50% of its population
  • President Joe Biden has been encourage states to hand out cash prizes for getting jabbed
  • New York started doling out $100 awards on Friday

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
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  • Employees at Walt Disney Company will have to get jabbed before joining work
  • Un-vaccinated employees will have 60 days to get jabbed
  • All the new recruits will have to be fully vaccinated before joining

.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
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the change in rules on Wednesday (Photo: Twitter/@grantshapps)

  • Fully-vaccinated travellers from amber list countries in EU, US will not have to quarantine in the UK
  • The jabs have to the ones approved by EU or the US
  • France is the only exception to this and travellers from France will have to quarantine

.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