ICU patients infected with Covid-19 have died in two government-run hospitals due to alleged oxygen supply failure, following a viral video showing nurses trying to resuscitate patients.
King’s College Hospital in South London had to postpone the urgent cancer surgery operations scheduled on Jan. 4 and 5 because beds at intensive care units are at capacity with COVID-19 patients.
Britain has began the release of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, while China is racing to vaccinate millions with a homegrown prophylactic.
India has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday to begin its large scale inoculation program, however, the country will not permit the export of the Oxford University AstraZeneca vaccine for several months.
A Chinese student who just came home to Guangzhou last December 4 and a Shanghai resident who arrived last December 14 tested positive for the new COVID-19 variant, VOC 202012/01 after arriving from the UK.
India has formally approved two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency authorization on Jan. 3 as the second most populous country prepares for one of the world’s largest vaccination programs.
Ireland has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases as the National Public Health Emergency Team reported 4,962 new cases on Jan. 3, nearly double the highest number of cases previously recorded in the last 24 hours.
China gave conditional approval for the general public use of the country’s first coronavirus vaccine which has been developed by a unit of state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm.
Three German states suspended vaccination programs for at least a week due to shortages caused by delay of vaccine delivery.
Taiwan on Wednesday has reported its first imported case of the new, more contagious coronavirus strain from the United Kingdom.