The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,542,391 with the global confirmed cases reaching 170,377,345 as of 6 pm BJT on Monday, according to a tally by the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 6 pm BJT, May 31):
Spectators will be required to present a negative certificate for the COVID-19 test before being allowed to enter the Olympic venues, Japanese media reported on Monday. The Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun said that a PCR test must be taken within one week of the competition. A PCR certificate is not necessary should the spectator show proof of being vaccinated.
France on Monday opened up COVID-19 vaccines to all adults, a week before Germany, as Europe races to avoid another wave of infections caused by new virus variants. Until now, French authorities gave priority to people over 50, people in "priority professions" or younger adults with underlying health problems.
India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 28-million mark on Monday, reaching 28,047,534 with 152,734 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.
Pakistan recorded 2,117 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 43 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Monday morning.
The remote Pacific nation of Palau reported its first confirmed coronavirus case Monday, but authorities said it was historical and posed no transmission risk.