Covid-19 travel update: South Korea seeks travel bubble, Maldives extends curfew

The European Union and the US are set to back a renewed push into investigating the origins of Covid-19 after conflicting assessments about where the outbreak started, according to a document seen by Bloomberg News.

The US is easing travel advisories for dozens of nations, including Olympics host nation Japan. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser on Covid-19, issued a warning about the delta variant that was first identified in India. The World Health Organization said the strain is markedly easier to transmit and more virulent than previous mutations.

The Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine will be tested in children under 12 in a late-stage study. The UK will join the US to rally the Group of Seven behind a plan to make shots available to low-income nations.

Key Developments:

  • Global Tracker: Cases exceed 173.8 million; deaths pass 3.74 million
  • Vaccine Tracker: More than 2.19 billion doses administered
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