Ex-Burundi leader dies of COVID while India close to 10m cases

Ex-Burundi leader dies of COVID while India close to 10m cases

 


The former president of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, has died in Paris of COVID-19 at the age of 71, several close relatives told AFP news agency.


India is 20,000 cases short of reaching the 10-million mark as the country recorded over 22,800 new infections in the past 24 hours standing firm as the world’s second most affected state in the world after the United States.


In the US, an unrelenting coronavirus surge pushed besieged hospitals further to the brink as the country pressed on with its immunisation roll-out and prepared to ship nearly six million doses of a new vaccine following the reported emergency use approval of Moderna.


Meanwhile, South Korea has also reported more than 1,000 cases for the third day in a row, prompting officials to warn of possible new restrictions.



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