The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,251,349 with the global confirmed cases reaching 155,621,196 as of 9:00 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
Current status (data as of 9:00 am BJT, May 7):
The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) on Thursday announced a temporary ban taking immediate effect on the arrival of Indian air passengers.
Thailand registered 1,911 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths over the last 24 hours, the country's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said Thursday.
Britain's economy will rebound more sharply than expected this year on
easing coronavirus curbs, the Bank of England forecast Thursday.
The developers of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine said Thursday a single-dose version of the shot had received approval for use by health officials in Moscow.
Zoran Zaev, prime minister North Macedonia on Thursday received his first shot of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in capital Skopje.
The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 5,647 within one day to
1,697,305, with the death toll adding by 147 to 46,496, the health
ministry said on Thursday.