Top 10 world news: China's international travel restrictions, UK vaccinates children, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 04, 2021, 09:02 PM IST

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Here are the top 10 stories from across the world

71 domestic coronavirus cases reported in China, the highest since January and one of the worst outbreaks in the country in recent history, as mass tests revealed a trail of Delta variant infection.

In other news, as the United Kingdom struggles with a surge in Delta Coronavirus cases, a variant that has the potential to target young people in the future, the country has opened vaccinations for children. Based on official figures, more than 220,000 children in the country have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

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The number of Covid infections in China hit its highest level in a few months on Wednesday after a series of mass testing and contact tracing campaigns revealed evidence of a Delta variant outbreak.

More than 220,000 children in the UK have received their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine since the government opened vaccination for young people.


New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received praise for her leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and other policies. Her popularity, however, has dropped. According to a new local poll, Ardern's government's popularity is down 9.7 per cent, pushing Labour's rating to 43.3 per cent.

Data from the Indonesian health ministry revealed that Indonesia has reached the tragic milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, accounting for one of every five deaths worldwide. 

In the Czech Republic, a fast train from Munich collided with a passenger train, killing at least three people and injuring more than 50.

On Wednesday, three rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon, causing warning sirens to sound in the Kiryat Shmona area. No casualties were reported. 

Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan's first vice president, took to the streets to protest the rising incidents of the Taliban attacking the country's security forces in a rush to seize power by force. 

Czech Republic's President Miloš Zeman signed a law this week to compensate women who were between 1966-2012 sterilised without their consent. 

A study of patients recovered from coronavirus infection found that those who were infected found it difficult to perform tasks involved with problem-solving, reasoning, and spatial planning. 

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