China said Friday that it was considering a draft proposal submitted by the World Health Organization to continue examining the origins of the pandemic, a day after WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged the Chinese government to be more transparent with international researchers.
Thailand on Friday logged a record 9,692 new daily infections, bringing its total caseload to more than 381,000. Bangkok has struggled to quash a recent delta variant wave, and only about 5 percent of the Thai population is fully vaccinated.
Los Angeles County announced Thursday it will revive an indoor mask mandate in response to rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations linked to the deltavariant.
Indonesia on Friday recorded 1,025 deaths from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, Reuters reported, a record that brings the Southeast Asian nation’s total fatalities since the start of the pandemic to more than 71,000.