Coronavirus live news: India overtakes Brazil in cases; Italy row over plans for ‘Covid-free’ holiday islands

India now second-worst affected country after US; Sicily and Sardinia criticise plans to prioritise small tourist islands for vaccination

2.09pm BST

The curve of Bhutan’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has risen upwards since day one, crossing Israel, the US, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly.

Associated Press reports:

Those countries took months to reach where they are, painstakingly strengthening their vaccination campaigns in the face of rising coronavirus cases.

1.47pm BST

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus live news: India overtakes Brazil in cases; Italy row over plans for ‘Covid-free’ holiday islands