Delta variant rampant in Asia; Tokyo, Thailand, Malaysia post record Covid-19 infections

A Buddhist monk receives a dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at a temple as the spread of Covid-19 continues in Bangkok, Thailand, July 30, 2021. - Reuters

BANGKOK, July 31 (Reuters): The Olympics host city Tokyo, as well as Thailand and Malaysia, announced record Covid-19 infections on Saturday, mostly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant of the disease.

Cases surged in Sydney as well, where police cordoned off the central business district to prevent a protest against a strict lockdown that will last until the end of August.

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