Coronavirus live news: UK-donated ventilators and oxygen supplies arrive in India

Posted by on April 27, 2021 1:48 am
Categories: Global Stories

WHO chief describes situation in India as ‘beyond heartbreaking’; Thailand suffers record deaths; Japan to open mass vaccination centre in Tokyo

6.48am BST

Japan will open a mass vaccination centre in central Tokyo next month ahead of this summer’s Olympic games.

No decision has been made on which vaccine will be used or how many people will get shots each day, chief cabinet secretary, Katsunobu Kato, told reporters.

6.32am BST

Thailand on Tuesday reported 15 new coronavirus deaths, setting a new daily record for the third time in four days during a growing third wave of infections that has prompted new shutdowns in Bangkok and other areas.

The health ministry also reported 2,179 new coronavirus cases, bringing total confirmed infections to 59,687 and fatalities to 163.

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