The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has vaccinated 93 per cent of its adult population against COVID-19 little more than two weeks after beginning its rollout.
The Federal Government is being pressed to establish a new date for getting all Australians vaccinated after the PM conceded his original October target was no longer possible.
The latest developments on the coronavirus from around the globe.
Japan has begun COVID-19 vaccinations for its sizable elderly population, although its imported doses are still in short supply.
COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines to under 50s in Victoria remain on hold as the state government waits for translated health information and staff training.
The director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, has admitted Chinese coronavirus vaccines "don't have very high protection rates".
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Queensland is confident it can ramp up the Pfizer vaccine rollout to cater to people advised to take it over the AstraZeneca jab, but supply may be an issue.
A woman who attended a “a significant superspreader event” in Byron Bay has been added to Queensland’s historical COVID-19 tally, as one new case was detected in hotel quarantine overnight.
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Brazil's seven-day rolling average has increased to 2820 coronavirus deaths per day, compared with the global average of 10,608 per day
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As pub gardens reopen and restaurants resume outdoor dining in England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged the nation to 'behave responsibly'.
COVID-19 infections continue to surge in India and Bangladesh, while South Korea says it will restart the use of AstraZeneca's vaccine for people aged 30 to 60.
The US has broken its daily record for the number of COVID-19 vaccines given, with 4.6 million people receiving jabs.
The Morrison Government has walked back a new vaccine time line suggested by Trade Minister Dan Tehan, who claimed the Government aimed to immunise all Australians by the end of the year.
Anyone wanting to work in hotel quarantine will need to be jabbed with the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, under tough new rules set to be introduced by the State Government.
Pints will be poured, restaurants will serve diners outside and long-overdue haircuts will be sought in a major easing of England's coronavirus lockdown.
With Thailand's new year Songkran holidays about to begin, the country has registered a record daily-high of infections as it battles a third coronavirus wave.
Australia has supplied $7 million in flood-recovery relief, as well as ongoing COVID-19 support, in response to a request for assistance from Timor-Leste.
India has recorded a sixth day of record-high numbers of coronavirus cases in the past week as the country battles a second wave of infections.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1700 AEST on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
The effectiveness of China's coronavirus vaccines is low and the government is considering mixing them to give a boost, a top disease-control official says.
The Commonwealth has announced it will continue to prop up Australian travel agents with a second instalment of financial support.
Authorities in South Korea have introduced a lower age-limit of 30 years old as they push forward with a COVID-19 inoculation drive using AstraZeneca's vaccine.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed that Queensland health authorities have uncovered a historic case of COVID-19 linked to the Byron Bay cluster.
Iran has begun a 10-day lockdown as it mights a fourth wave of COVID-19, while several states in India are warning of vaccine shortages as infections soar.
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