COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic


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Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content


  • This weekly news roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected.
  • Top news stories: Shanghai enters lockdown; Singapore to lift quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers; Countries roll out second COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.

1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globe

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 480.9 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 6.12 million. More than 11.17 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.

An Israeli study has shown that senior citizens who received a second booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine had a…

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