1 July

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 182,285,000 cases, with more than 3,948,000 deaths and over 132,127,000 recoveries reported.

The US, India, and Brazil occupy the first, second, and third positions, respectively for total confirmed Covid-19 cases.

COvid-19 cases are surging in several countries, among them are Indonesia, Bangladesh, South Korea and Israel.

Indonesia has introduced new restrictions for parts of Java and Bali to contain the rapidly spreading Delta variant.

Schools, shopping malls, sports facilities and mosques will be closed until 7/20. The governor said the Delta variant makes up 87% of cases in Jakarta.

Meanwhile, several countries are introducing travel restrictions for UK residents.

In Europe, Spain, Portugal and Malta have introduced travel restriction for UK tourist due to increasing concern of the Delta variant.

The Portuguese government will ask UK travelers to quarantine for 14 days unless they can prove their second vaccine dose was received two weeks prior to their arrival.

Malta is allowing only fully vaccinated travelers, and Spain will ask UK travelers for proof of full vaccination of a negative PCR test on arrival.

Starting today, Hong Kong will stop all passenger flights from the UK after several Delta variant cases were traced to UK travelers.

Digital vaccination cards have been introduced in the European Union.

Through a QR code, people will be able to show they are either fully vaccinated, have tested negative or have immunity after a recent recovery.


Ana Fernandez Menjivar, MSc DLSHTM, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData