President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia became the first country in the world to register a coronavirus vaccine. The announcement comes amid worldwide criticism that Moscow sped up the process and is placing the safety of the people it is injected to at risk.
The first-of-its-kind announcement comes amid international concerns that the country is rushing approval for political purposes. Britain’s drive to open schools may come at a cost to other businesses.
New Zealand has been hailed globally after its success in battling COVID-19 and being able to go for more than 3 months without reporting new infections. However, as it reached 102 days of having no cases, four mystery cases of unknown origin emerged in the country.