As of 5 p.m. on June 6, there were over 173 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching 3.7 million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 156 million recoveries.
The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 34 million confirmed cases and over 612,000 deaths.
China has approved emergency use of Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine in children aged between three and 17.
The Philippines received on Sunday the seventh batch of one million doses of Sinovac vaccines purchased from China.
Switzerland will begin distributing “COVID-19 certificates” from June 7 to persons who have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from the virus to ease travel across Europe. The certificates, available electronically or in hard copy, are designed to protect individuals’ privacy and includes apps for storing and checking the certificates.