New Zealand: Wellington under level 2 #coronavirus lockdown following Sydney Delta traveller alert

The Wellington region of New Zealand has been in coronavirus alert level 2 since last week after a man from Sydney travelled round the capital while he had the Delta variant of the virus....More...

Australia: Sydney goes into #coronavirus lockdown with 80 cases

Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong will go into a 14-day lockdown as health authorities try to regain control of a coronavirus outbreak that has ballooned to 80 cases....More...

Scotland: Delta runs rampant – record high #coronavirus infection numbers for second day in a row

The Scottish Government has said that Scotland has recorded the highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic for the second day in a row....More...

Israel: Delta #coronavirus outbreaks – Binyamina designated orange, Modiin Maccabim-Re’ut designated yellow

The Israeli Health Ministry reported 110 new coronavirus cases in Israel in the last 24 hours on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number of active cases to 554.  ...More...

UK: 30%+ hospitalisation vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta #coronavirus

UK Vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi says more than 60% of hospitalisations for the Delta variant are for people who have not been vaccinated (or, in other words, more than 30% of hospitalisations are for people who HAVE been partially or fully vaccinated)....More...

Russia: #coronavirus revaccination planned for Moscow

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has said that revaccination against coronavirus in the capital will take place with the Sputnik Light vaccine, which is also planned to be used to vaccinate labor migrants....More...

USA/UK: 2 separate clades of Delta #coronavirus variant with K417N – AY.1 and AY.2

Through routine scanning of variation in Delta, a small number of sequences were detected which had acquired the spike protein mutation K417N....More...

Israel: increasing number of Delta #coronavirus outbreaks in schools

In the past few days, several outbreaks have occurred in schools all over Israel, prompting the ministry to order students in three cities to wear masks and to consider issuing a stronger recommendation to get children ages 12-15 to get inoculated....More...

Nepal: nearly 20% of Delta #coronavirus sequences have K417N mutation – mountaineers variant increasing

The Nepalese Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said that out of 47 confirmed delta variant samples, nine were found to have K417N mutations.

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Australia: another “fleeting contact” #coronavirus infection case in Sydney

The New South Wales premier says there has been one new covid case, that has come about as a result of “fleeting contact” in a shopping centre, and there are new restrictions for the state....More...