Morning news brief: Israel-Gaza violence, deadly covid variant found worldwide, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 12, 2021, 08:57 AM IST


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Owing to the coronavirus crisis in India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be travelling to the UK for G7 summit. As India battles a covid crisis, Israel-Gaza are locked up in increasing tension between the Israelis and Palestinians. Fresh bombings have killed 35 in Gaza and five in Israel in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into the early hours of Wednesday, as the Islamist group and other Palestinian militant groups fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and Beersheba.

The B.1.617 variant of coronavirus, which was first identified in India in October, has been detected in more than 4,500 samples from "44 countries in all six WHO regions"

States that have suspended the use of the AstraZeneca include Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, among others.