13 Apr 2021, 12:08 PM IST

As Europe’s death toll crosses 1 million, the WHO warns that the coronavirus is far from over. The technical lead at WHO on Covid, Maria Van Kerkhove, said that this is not the situation the world wants to be in 16 months into a pandemic.AP

More than 2.9 million people have died because of the coronavirus and about 136 million have been infected till now. But even with grim numbers being reported everywhere, the UK has eased restrictions after months, which has allowed Britons to finally taste freedom in the form of a pint.New York Times

The UK stands in contrast with how many other countries are faring, as South Africa is struggling to vaccinate its population and is now seeking to use local vaccines instead. India also overtook Brazil on Monday to become the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus cases.AP

India’s rising cases have been attributed worldwide to the political rallies and festivals that are being held all around the country with people showing up without masks. The country’s neighbour, Bangaldesh, is in the process of virtually sealing off the entire country from Wednesday. All domestic and international flights have been shut down.AP

As Muslims ready to observe their second Ramadan amid a pandemic, Egypt has rolled back many restrictions as many have been out shopping and preparing for special prayers- without masks.AP