Coronavirus live news: Japan concerned over nascent fourth wave; North Korea withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

EMA official says there is link between AstraZeneca jab and rare clotting, but ‘we do not know’ why; India states seek widening of vaccinations North Korea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics, citing coronavirus fearsPhilippines man dies ‘after doing 300 squats for breaching Covid curfew’Amazon found to have illegally fired workers who advocated for Covid safety measuresCoronavirus UK – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.00pm BST India’s fight against Covid-19 over the next four weeks will be “very, very critical” as its faces a faster second surge in infections, senior government health official Vinod Kumar Paul said on Tuesday.
India’s daily infections passed the 100,000 mark for the first time on Monday, data from the health ministry showed. It recorded 96,982 new cases on Tuesday, Reuters reports. 12.44pm BST Germany should impose tougher lockdown measures for two to three weeks to bridge the gap until more people have been vaccinated and an easing of restrictions is possible, the chairman of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Tuesday.
Reuters reports:
Armin Laschet said the aim of the stricter measures was to reduce the incidence of the virus to below 100 cases per 100,000 and enable compulsory testing, digital contact tracing and some reopening of the economy.
“My plan is for another big effort,” Laschet, premier of Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia, told ZDF television.
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Coronavirus live news: Japan concerned over nascent fourth wave; North Korea withdraws from Tokyo Olympics  
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