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The Saudi government has lifted social distancing measures, allowing full-capacity attendance at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Follow DW for the latest.
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The team of 26 scientists is set to revive the stalled investigation into the origins of the virus. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed that he will not be vaccinated. Follow DW for the latest.
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The United States plans to reopen its land borders with Canada and Mexico for those who are fully vaccinated. The frontiers have been closed for 19 months. Follow DW for the latest.
In eight areas of Germany, the incidence rate has crossed 500 per 100,000 people in 10- to 19-year-olds, according to the Robert Koch Institute. Follow DW for the latest.
US pharmaceutical company Merck is looking to get its COVID-19 pill cleared for emergency use. Meanwhile, people in Germany will have to start paying for rapid coronavirus tests that used to be free. DW has the latest.
The US COVID death toll has continued to sharply rise, despite the widespread availability of vaccines. Meanwhile, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said unvaccinated travelers are not welcome. Follow DW for the latest.
The BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds could be approved in the US as early as October. Meanwhile, Australia plans to stop paying workers affected by lockdowns. Follow DW for the latest.
This year’s scientific and literature Nobel laureates will again receive their awards remotely, instead of in Stockholm. Follow DW for the latest.
Mandates in the US, France and elsewhere are requiring certain workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But many say they'd rather leave a job than get the jab. Can an economy in crisis handle the blow?
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that dozens of people in his entourage tested positive for the coronavirus before he went into self-isolation earlier this week.
China has vaccinated more than 70% of its population. Meanwhile, UNICEF has urged nations to reopen schools. Follow DW for the latest.