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We begin with Pandemic news, this from Business Insider:
Almost half of coronavirus cases in the UK were among vaccinated people, per a large UK study.
- The virus seems to be "running out" of people who do not have immunity, the study lead said.
- Hospitalization in the UK could stabilize and likely fall in the UK, he told Insider.
Daily COVID cases in Israel reach another four-month peak of 855, but data is showing signs that the increase in seriously ill patients is starting to steady ■ Arrivals from U.K., Cyprus to require week-long quarantine
Israel recorded yet another four-month high in daily coronavirus infections, with 855 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, but Health Ministry data shows that serious cases have begun stabilizing over recent days.
From CNA news (video):
Indonesia is bracing for a worsening COVID-19 outbreak. The authorities have warned that the Delta variant is spreading fast. The country confirmed 57,000 new infections on July 15 -- yet another single-day record. Indonesia is now said to be the new epicentre of the pandemic in Asia, having exceeded India's daily tally. Officials are considering an extension of mobility curbs that are set to end next week. However, as businesses suffer, the government said more than a million more people have been dragged below the poverty line in the past year.
From Yahoo News:
SINGAPORE — The first COVID-19 case linked to the growing KTV cluster is a short-term visit pass holder from Vietnam, said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Friday (16 July).
In a joint release with the Manpower Ministry (MOM), it said that "the Vietnamese national entered Singapore in February 2021 via the Familial Ties Lane, sponsored by a Singapore Citizen who is her boyfriend".
From the New York Times:
The Delta variant is sweeping across the continent. Namibia and Tunisia are reporting more deaths per capita than any other country. Hospitals across the continent are filling up, oxygen supplies and medical workers are stretched thin and recorded deaths jumped 40 percent last week alone.