Here are some important developments:
- More than 4 million people in the United States received a coronavirus vaccine on Saturday – the country’s highest day in a day since the shootings began rolling out in December – amid a rising caseload and increase in admissions.
- New Zealand said on Tuesday it was launching a quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia later this month. Travelers will still be subject to a number of restrictions, but the new scheme could help reunite families separated by the pandemic.
- China is offering its citizens a range of incentives, including free food, to bolster a fluttering vaccine drive aimed at inoculating 40 percent of its huge population in June.
- Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has tested positive for coronavirus, his office said Monday.
- More than 556,000 people have died from coronavirus in the United States out of at least 30.7 million confirmed infections.