As of 4 p.m. on February 14, there were over 109 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching over 2.4 million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 81 million recoveries.
The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 28 million confirmed cases and over 496,000 deaths.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had administered over 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning.
Travelers coming to the UK from more than 30 high-risk countries will have to quarantine in hotels from Monday – but there are concerns about whether the scheme will be effective.
Under new laws, passengers coming from or passing through countries like South Africa, Brazil or the United Arab Emirates will need to self-isolate in government-approved hotels for 10 days, at a cost of 2,420 dollars.