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Pakistani PM Khan Has COVID; Tokyo Olympics Bars Int’l Spectators; More European Nations Lock Down

HeadlineMar 22, 2021

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19, two days after he received a vaccine and as Pakistan is facing a third wave of the virus.

Chile has recorded its highest daily caseload yet, and officials say over a quarter of deaths this year are due to COVID-19. The surge comes despite relatively high vaccination rates, with 15% of the population fully vaccinated.

A Department of Health and Human Services report says U.S. health officials in Donald Trump’s administration pressured Brazil to reject Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, putting geopolitical concerns over saving lives.

In Japan, organizers for the July Tokyo Olympics are barring international spectators. After delaying the Olympics one year, officials pushed ahead with the event this summer despite health experts warning against it.

In Europe, France and Poland are the latest countries to reinstate partial lockdowns amid fresh coronavirus surges.

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