The Syrian province of Idlib, one of the last remaining rebel strongholds in the country's north, is experiencing a new wave of Covid-19 infections, driven by the more contagious Delta variant. This comes as the regime intensifies bombings in the region, putting local hospitals under even greater pressure. We take a closer look.
Along with rising cases of black fungus infections among recovering Indian COVID patients, several cases of more severe white fungus infections are now being reported.
India is recording huge jumps in daily coronavirus infections while facing vaccine and hospital bed shortages. Loosely enforced restrictions are being blamed for fueling the soaring infection rate.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged federal states to do more to curb infections during a televised interview. She also suggested additional measures such as curfews to better combat the virus.
France's Emmanuel Macron aims to avoid a third strict and countrywide lockdown. But with new COVID-19 infections skyrocketing, he might have no other choice.
Lawmakers have pushed to accelerate the vaccination of teachers to keep schools open for younger children. The move comes amid rising infections and the threat of a third wave.
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Over 90 million people have now been infected by COVID-19, with nations around the world scrambling to vaccinate vulnerable groups and suppress new coronavirus variants. DW has the latest.
Senegal is preparing its vaccine strategy and is rushing to deliver more beds for coronavirus patients as infections soar and a lack of capacity means doctors are only able to admit the most severe cases, health officials said.
15 Nov 2020
A vaccine jointly developed by German company BioNTech and US firm Pfizer has proven to be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 infections, according to phase 3 trials.