Covid-19: India’s hospital crisis deepens, Tokyo goes under state of emergency

Posted by on April 23, 2021 10:53 pm
Categories: Global Stories

US restarts Johnson & Johnson vaccinations, New Zealand excludes Western Australia from bubble, EU pledges vaccine drive

Hospitals in India have launched desperate appeals for oxygen as the Covid crisis spiralled, while Japan issued a state of emergency in some areas just three months before the Olympics are due to open.

With governments rushing to accelerate vaccine campaigns, good news emerged on Friday when US regulators approved the restart of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations halted over blood clotting concerns; and the EU said it would have enough jabs by the end of July to inoculate 70% of adults.

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