The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,804,755 with the global confirmed cases reaching 175,991,126 as of 6 pm BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 6 pm BJT, June 14):
Alejandro Cravioto, WHO Chair of Strategic Management, gave an positive answer on whether combining different vaccines could be a feasible option to fast-track and simplify vaccination efforts. But so far, it is only with an AstraZeneca first dose followed by a Pfizer vaccine as a second dose.
Leaders of G7 countries have agreed in an agreement at their summit to share at least 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines directly, at least half of which are to be delivered by the end of 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday.
Mongolia reported 2,263 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, renewing a record number of daily infections for five consecutive days, the country's health ministry said Monday.
The number of people crossing New Zealand's border has climbed since the two-way quarantine-free travel opened with Australia on April 19, the statistics department Stats NZ said on Monday.
Vacant slots at a mass vaccination center in Tokyo, Japan, will be given to police, firefighters and those working for the coast guard among other officials, in addition to seniors, the Japanese government said Monday in a bid to speed up its slow COVID-19 campaign.