In Brazil, cemeteries around the city of São Paulo are holding funerals into the night to handle a record surge of coronavirus deaths. About 66,000 Brazilians died of COVID-19 in March, with epidemiologists warning the worst is yet to come.
In India, public health officials are warning a Hindu religious festival in the Ganges River city of Haridwar will become a massive superspreader event. More than a million people a day are expected to pack the festival despite a recent massive surge of COVID-19 cases across India.
Turkey has reimposed weekend lockdowns and will limit gatherings during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan amid a third wave of coronavirus cases.
French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a third nationwide lockdown, with schools ordered shut for three weeks.
In the U.K., health officials say half of the population now has antibodies against COVID-19, either from an infection or vaccination. Britain has one of the world’s fastest vaccine rollouts.