The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 144 million, with the death toll surpassing 3 million and more than 82 million recoveries, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
Here is the latest:
The Chinese mainland recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all from overseas.
India is put on a travel ban list by several countries including the U.S., Australia, the UK, and New Zealand due to a severe COVID-19 wave in the country.
U.S. President Joe Biden announced that more than 200 million shots of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country.
Japan's PM is set to formally declare virus emergencies for Tokyo and three other regions as plan approved by a panel of experts.
The EU is reportedly looking to launch legal action against AstraZeneca for under-delivering COVID-19 vaccine doses to the block.