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DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1592404098 for a case tracker and summary of news EUROPE * Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said a vaccine summit being hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden must come up with a plan this week to transfer 100 million stockpiled vaccines to poorer countries before they reach their expiry date.
Data needed to determine the advisability of booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines is just weeks away, U.S. President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS
* Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals for a case tracker and summary of news EUROPE
* Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said a vaccine summit being hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden must come up with a plan this week to transfer 100 million stockpiled vaccines to poorer countries before they reach their expiry date. * Britain simplified rules on Friday for international travel to England, including scrapping the need for fully vaccinated passengers to take expensive tests on arrival from low-risk countries.
* Australia's New South Wales state reported its lowest rise in daily cases in more than three weeks as some lockdown restrictions were eased in Sydney amid higher vaccination levels. * India on Sunday reported 30,773 new infections in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 33.4 million, as it seeks to reopen the country to overseas tourists.
* Singapore's health ministry reported 1,012 new cases on Sunday, the highest since April last year. AMERICAS
* Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, after overwhelmingly rejecting a call for broader approval. * World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the pandemic.
* Brazil reported 935 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday and some 150,106 additional cases, an unusually large number due to what officials said was an adjustment in how case numbers are tabulated. MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
* Researchers are collecting samples from bats in northern Cambodia in a bid to understand the pandemic, returning to a region where a very similar virus was found in the animals a decade ago. ECONOMIC IMPACT
* Asian shares slid and the dollar held firm on Monday ahead of a week packed with no less than a dozen central bank meetings, highlighted by the Federal Reserve which is likely to take another step toward tapering. * The United Arab Emirates central bank sees increased risks of illicit financial flows emerging from the pandemic, including money-laundering and terrorism financing, it said in a report.
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