Coronavirus live news: US delays easing of land border restrictions; Japan to rule on allowing fans at Olympics

Posted by on June 21, 2021 2:19 am
Categories: Global Stories

Reports suggest Tokyo 2020 organisers will allow 10,000 fans; New Zealand approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds; US borders with Canada and Mexico to remain closed to non-essential travel until 21 July

7.17am BST

Myanmar has reported what is believed to be its highest daily increase in Covid cases since the February coup, as concerns grow over the country’s collapsed health system and the junta’s continued crackdown on medics.

Myanmar’s Covid response was plunged into chaos when the military seized power on 1 February, detaining the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Related: Myanmar reports highest Covid numbers since coup as concerns over health system grow

7.12am BST

The idea that the pandemic sent a vast new wave of UK young adult “boomerangers” moving back to live in the parental home is a myth, a study has found.

A spate of media articles in the last few months have suggested that the arrival of Covid-19, followed by lockdowns, persuaded many twentysomethings to return to the supposed comfort and space of the family home to regroup.

Related: No increase in young adults living with parents after Covid, UK study finds

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