China reported no new locally transmitted daily Covid-19 infections. New Zealand extended its nationwide lockdown as it battles an outbreak of delta variant cases. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen received her first shot of a domestically developed vaccine.
Vice President Kamala Harris, on a trip to Singapore, called the city-state’s pandemic response “commendable.”
The expected full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of Covid-19 vaccines could allow more businesses and institutions to impose vaccine requirements, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said.