Health and Healthcare Systems

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 30 July

A nurse prepares a dose of Moderna vaccine at a vaccination centre at the Dresden Fair, in Dresden, Germany, 29 July, 2021.  REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel - RC2BUO90NW2X

Major vaccination drives continue across the globe. Image: REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

Joe Myers
Writer, Forum Agenda
Share:
Our Impact
What's the World Economic Forum doing to accelerate action on Health and Healthcare Systems?
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how COVID-19 is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

COVID-19

Listen to the article

  • This daily round-up brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected.
  • Top stories: President Biden pushes cash incentive to get vaccinated; India reports most new COVID-19 cases in three weeks; Philippines to introduce lockdown restrictions in Manila region.
Have you read?

1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globe

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 196.6 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths stands at more than 4.19 million. More than 4.01 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.

300 Australian army personnel are being lined up to help Sydney police door-knock those who've tested positive to check that they are self-isolating.

Britain's UN ambassador has warned that half of Myanmar's 54 million people could be infected with COVID-19 within the next two weeks.

The Philippines is set to introduce lockdown restrictions in its capital region.

China has reported 64 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland, compared with 49 the day before.

Almost 690,000 people in England and Wales were told to isolate by the official COVID-19 health app in the week to 21 July, official data shows.

The Federated States of Micronesia - a Pacific island nation - has mandated its adult population to be inoculated against COVID-19.

Thailand has received 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by the US government.

Meanwhile, Phuket will ban travel from the rest of Thailand from 3-16 August in a bid to stop cases from spreading. However, overseas visitors will remain largely unaffected.

Daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases per million people in selected countries
Daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases per million people in selected countries. Image: Our World in Data

2. President Biden pushes cash incentive to get vaccinated

US President Joe Biden has asked local governments to pay people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. New rules requiring federal workers to provide proof of vaccination or face regular testing and mask mandates. Travels restrictions are also set to be introduced.

The measures are part of attempts to encourage reluctant Americans to get vaccinated as the Delta variant continues to surge across the United States. The US lags behind other developed countries in vaccination rates, despite having plenty of free vaccines on hand.

"Right now too many people are dying or watching someone they love dying," Biden told reporters at the White House.

"With freedom comes responsibility. So please exercise responsible judgment. Get vaccinated for yourself, the people you love, for your country."

Discover

What is the Global Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship?

3. India reports most new COVID-19 cases in three weeks

India has reported 44,230 new COVID-19 cases, its biggest daily increase in 3 weeks. The southern state of Kerala announced a new lockdown yesterday, while movement restrictions are also in place in some other states.

The country has had more than 31.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 423,217 deaths.

Health experts are calling for faster vaccinations to prevent another big surge like the country saw in April and May, reports Reuters.

Government data shows that nearly 38% of the 944 million adults in India have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Loading...
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Share:
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

How health data collaboration can help unlock inclusive healthcare

Laura Heinrich and Antonio Spina

May 27, 2024

About Us

Events

Media

Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2024 World Economic Forum