/ 19 July 2021

And Indonesia struggles as the UK shakes it off

Our northern neighbour is now outstripping India and Brazil on new daily infections. Indonesia reported more than 54,000 infections and 1,200 deaths in its latest numbers, and 27% of tests are coming back positive making it the world’s epicentre for COVID. The World Health Organization says the peak is yet to come. Meanwhile, almost all of Britain’s and many of Scotland’s COVID restrictions will be lifted today. That isn’t to say that COVID is no longer a problem… Yesterday, Health Minister Sajid Javid said he has the virus, putting PM Boris Johnson into isolation because they met late last week. That all comes as the UK reported 48,000 new daily cases yesterday. Officials are concerned, but with 53% of the population is now vaccinated it’s a different situation from when new cases were that high in January.

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