US President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 response coordinator said kids under 5-years-old could get their shots by June 21. Elsewhere, South Korea said it would lift quarantine rules for foreign travelers. DW has the latest.
Portugal now has one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the world, which is posing problems for the country’s tourism sector. Meanwhile, cases in India rose to a level not seen in over a month. DW has the latest.
With more than 700 new cases in Mumbai alone, India’s coronavirus cases rose to a level not seen in over a month. Meanwhile, Japan arrested a tax official for allegedly running a COVID-19 fraud scheme. Follow DW.
Shanghai eases a range of COVID curbs after a two-month lockdown. Meanwhile, North Korea reports more than 90,000 new "fever" cases. DW has the latest.
Austria is dropping its mask wearing mandate for the time being — but expects the measure to be reintroduced after the summer. Swedish officials are also preparing for a new infection spike in autumn. Follow DW for more.
Germany’s top court has said the protection of vulnerable people in hospitals and care homes must take precedence over any infringement of workers’ rights. Follow DW for the latest.
North Korea has intensified its efforts to combat a coronavirus outbreak as cases continue to rise. Meanwhile, Shanghai says it has achieved "zero-COVID" status. DW has the latest.
Passengers would still be required to wear masks on German flights even as the EU relaxed restrictions for travelers. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un berated officials for North Korea’s pandemic response. DW has the latest.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un called out officials for what he described as a botched response to the country’s COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, Shanghai is aiming to return to normal life next month. DW has the latest.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID and gone into self-isolation. Meanwhile, Germany’s health minister has warned the delta variant of the virus could return. DW has the latest.