Rio braces for Delta wave after first deaths recorded Jul 25, 2021 0 381 12345 Rio de Janeiro Health authorities in Brazil recorded more than 100,000 new coronavirus infections within one day on Friday, after a state belatedly submitted tens of thousands of case numbers.The figure stood at 108,732 new infections within one day after the southern-most state of Rio Grande do Sul updated its coronavirus data collected over 500 days and submitted 64,000 new cases all at once.The day before, Brazil had registered about 50,000 new cases. In total, more than 19.6 million people in Latin America’s largest country have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES EU authority clears Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children Jul 25, 2021 0 331 Great Barrier Reef off endangered World Heritage list for time being Jul 25, 2021 0 304 Forecast of more rain raises fears in flood-stricken western Germany Jul 25, 2021 0 37 US buys 200 million more Pfizer doses for young kids, booster shots dpa Washington The US is purchasing another 200 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine as part of preparations to inoculate younger children and possibly provide booster shots for fully vaccinated .. New Zealand pops ‘travel bubble’ with Australia over COVID-19 cases Wellington New Zealand has closed its border to Australia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, as the neighbouring country was struggling to contain new Covid-19 outbreaks. The so-called Trans-Tasman .. Protests in France as stricter virus regulations introduced dpa Paris There were protests in Paris and several other cities in France on Saturday as people objected to new regulations introduced to contain the coronavirus pandemic, even as case numbers rise. The protests were .. ‘Great Spas of Europe’ awarded UNESCO World Heritage Beijing Eleven European spa towns were jointly awarded World Heritage status by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Saturday, recognizing their key role in European society more than a hundred years ago. In an ..