Peru’s government has admitted its COVID-19 death toll is nearly triple the number it previously reported. Peru’s new official toll of 180,000 deaths makes it the country with the highest per capita COVID death rate in the world.
Malaysia has entered a two-week nationwide lockdown as cases surge in Southeast Asian countries that had successfully tamped down the spread of COVID-19. Vietnam has begun mass testing and will limit public gatherings, after a surge that officials are blaming on a new, highly transmissible coronavirus variant.
China’s Guangdong province has ordered lockdowns after a sudden spike in cases.