April 13, 2021

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Covid-19 live updates: U.S. appoints new global coronavirus coordinator as Biden steps up efforts to combat pandemic – The Washington Post

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Here are some significant developments:

  • More than 4 million people in the United States received a coronavirus vaccine on Saturday — the nation’s highest one-day total since the shots began rolling out in December — amid a rising caseload and increase in hospitalizations.
  • New Zealand said Tuesday it was launching a quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia later this month. Travelers would still be subject to a range of restrictions but the new scheme could help reunite families separated by the pandemic.
  • China is offering its citizens an array of incentives, including free food, to ramp up a flagging vaccine drive that aims to inoculate 40 percent of its enormous population by June.
  • Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday.
  • More than 556,000 people have died due to the coronavirus in the United States, out of at least 30.7 million confirmed infections.

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