lørdag 3. juli 2021

Delta variant: Which Asian countries are seeing rising cases?

India may now be past the peak of its latest coronavirus surge, but some other countries in Asia are experiencing rising infections. Meanwhile, vaccination rates across the region remain (with some exceptions) generally low, amidst concerns that the Delta variant is spreading.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently deemed the Delta variant, which originated in India, the "most transmissible of the variants identified so far".Some of India's immediate neighbours - Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - saw surges in infections in May (although they are now seeing downward trends in numbers.) Nepal was particularly badly hit, with a dramatic surge in infections overwhelming the local health infrastructure.