The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 10)
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A man rides a bicycle on an empty street amid lockdown restrictions due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 10, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,293,719 with the global confirmed cases reaching 158,355,838 as of 6 pm BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Current status (data as of 6 pm BJT, May 10):

Ireland on Monday lifted domestic travel restrictions and began a phased reopening of non-essential retailers in the most significant loosening of pandemic curbs so far this year.

Lao officials around the country are patrolling border areas to prevent people from entering Laos illegally from neighboring countries and avoiding screening for COVID-19, especially across the Mekong River.

Rooms in managed isolation and quarantine facilities (MIQ) will be allocated over the next 10 months, many for skilled and critical workers to support New Zealand's economic recovery, a senior New Zealand government official said Monday.

An 80-year-old woman in the state of Western Australian developed bruising all over her body after receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and health authorities are investigating the case.

Germany on Monday opened access to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccines to all adults, lifting a priority system determining who gets the jabs first. With the majority of people over 60 expected to be already vaccinated by June, Health Minister Jens Spahn said authorities decided not to restrict the jabs to older people over very rare thrombosis risks.