Coronavirus cases surpass 118.5 mn globally, US tally tops 29.2 mn

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 118.5 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,629,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 67.1 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US has surpassed 29.2 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion has surpassed 5,30,000 in the country.

Brazil recorded the world’s highest Covid death toll over the past week, triggering tighter restrictions on Thursday in its most populous state.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 11.2 million-mark and stand at 11,277,717 while the number of deaths has surged past 2,72,000.

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Auckland will move to alert level 1 from midday today, bringing it in line with the rest of the country, as the government declares the February outbreak to be contained.

Portugal’s government announced it would start to gradually ease its strict rules from next week, nearly two months into a lockdown imposed in mid-January to tackle what was then the world’s worst coronavirus surge.

France is to ease some Covid restrictions on international travel outside Europe, the foreign ministry said. Travellers to or from Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Britain, and Singapore will no longer have to need a compelling reason to travel.