Kremlin blames new cases on reluctance to take up vaccine; Indonesia reports 14,536 new cases, taking it past 2mTokyo 2020 will allow up to 10,000 domestic fans into Olympic venuesUS Covid deaths dip below 300 a day for first time since March 2020Birthdays linked to spread of Covid in areas with high transmissionFauci says critics who have seized on emails are ‘criticising science’‘Mistakes need to be dealt with’: anger in South Africa as third wave hits 10.32pm BST Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomed the announcement that a centre for transferring vaccine technology will be set up in South Africa.“It’s good news that the first mRNA technology transfer hub will be set up on the African continent, which has been particularly neglected when it comes to vaccine production capacity and is one of the key factors exacerbating COVID-19 vaccine inequity,” said Kate Stegeman, Advocacy Coordinator for the MSF Access Campaign in South Africa. 8.26pm BST There was good news for Joe Biden on Monday, as US deaths from Covid-19 dipped below 300 a day for the first time since March last year. Data from federal sources also showed the drive to put shots in arms at home approaching an encouraging milestone: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.Biden was however expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80m Covid-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June, because of regulatory and other hurdles.
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