The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 4)

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COVID-19: How the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic unfolded and the famous people we have lost to it.

Historical Events

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2021-03-03 US President Joe Biden criticizes lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by Texas and Mississippi as "Neanderthal thinking"

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • 2021-03-03 Great apes at San Diego Zoo reported given experimental COVID-19 vaccine designed for animals after earlier outbreak among the gorillas (San Diego, California) [1]
  • 2021-03-06 US Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill the American Rescue Plan

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2021-03-06 Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is vaccinated against COVID-19 in Dharamsala , India and urges others to do so

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 2021-03-09 Brazil records its highest daily COVID-19 death toll to date of 1,972 deaths with 168,370 deaths overall
  • 2021-03-15 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine halted in Germany, France and Italy joining some other countries despite little evidence of unusual blood clotting

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2021-03-23 Brazil's daily COVID-19 death toll passes 3,000 (3,251) for the first time (298,676 total deaths reported) as country's Supreme Court blocks President Jair Bolsonaro overturning local restrictions [1]

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
  • 2021-03-28 Mexico revises its COVID-19 death toll up by 60% to more than 321,000 giving it the second highest COVID death toll in the world [1]
  • 2021-04-07 UK COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 now the dominant variant in the US according to the CDC, as 108 American have received at least one vaccine dose [1]
  • 2021-04-12 Great Britain loosens its COVID-19 restrictions, opening pubs and shops after 175 days, the world's longest period of restrictions
  • 2021-04-13 US, South Africa and the EU authorities temporarily stop administrating Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines after six women developed blood clots (out of 6.8 million)
  • 2021-04-15 "the failed response in Brazil has caused a humanitarian catastrophe" reports Dr. Christos Christou, president of Doctors Without Borders, as country records a quarter of world's COVID-19 deaths in last week [1]
  • 2021-04-15 India record over 200,000 (200,739) daily new cases of COVID-19 for the first time with 1,038 deaths amid massive second wave
  • 2021-04-17 Global COVID-19 death toll passes three million (Johns Hopkins University figures)
  • 2021-04-17 Canada registers more new daily COVID-19 cases than the US for the first time as infections surge in Ontario [1]

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2021-04-17 Funeral of Prince Philip, consort to Queen Elizabeth II, held under COVID-19 restrictions at Windsor Palace, England

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

  • 2021-04-20 Record number of new COVID-19 cases reported (5.24 million) in one week around the world according to WHO, with a third in India [1]
  • 2021-04-22 India sets a world record for daily COVID-19 cases recording 314,835 new cases with 2,104 deaths
  • 2021-04-24 At least 82 COVID-19 patients die in a fire at Ibn Khatib hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, with 100 more injured
  • 2021-04-26 The US, the EU and other countries announce they are sending pandemic aid to India as it's COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen

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2021-04-26 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces Turkey will go into full lockdown till May 17 to a curb COVID-19 surge and world's 4th highest caseload [1]

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  • 2021-04-27 Brazil's Senate orders an official inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro' and government official's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2021-04-27 Pfizer announces it is working on a new antiviral therapy to treat COVID-19 at its onset and prevent hospitalization [1]
  • 2021-04-29 Brazil's official COVID-19 death toll passes 400,000, with daily fatalities at 3,000, down from 4,000
  • 2021-04-30 Australia announces a ban on citizens returning from India, stranding 8,000 people, and making it a criminal offence to return, amid India's COVID-19 crisis - first democratic country to do so
  • 2021-05-01 India is the first country to record more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day (401,993) [1]
  • 2021-05-04 Following several positive Covid-19 cases across franchises the BCCI announces the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament
  • 2021-05-05 Canada is the first country to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds
  • 2021-05-05 US President Joe Biden announces the US will support temporarily lifting patent protection on COVID-19 vaccines with the WHO
  • 2021-05-07 The World Health Organization approves the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm, its first made by a non-western country
  • 2021-05-08 Indian Medical Association calls for a national lockdown, criticizing President Modi's government's response as recorded COVID-19 deaths pass 4,000 a day
  • 2021-05-10 US F.D.A. authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds
  • 2021-05-10 World Health Organization classifies the Indian COVID-19 variant B.1.617 as a variant of global concern
  • 2021-05-13 American CDC says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing masks
  • 2021-05-16 Taiwan imposes tough restrictions against COVID-19 as a recent spike in cases threatens their up-to-now pandemic success [1]
  • 2021-05-18 India records the highest recorded daily COVID-19 death toll to date in the world with 4,529 deaths
  • 2021-05-19 New York City begins re-opening after 423 days (March 2020) with the COVID-19 death toll at 33,000
  • 2021-05-19 Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announces a 'circuit-breaker lockdown' as the country records over 39,000 daily COVID-19 cases
  • 2021-05-24 India's official COVID-19 death toll passes 300,000 (303,720), the third country to do so, with experts saying it is a vast undercount [1]
  • 2021-05-26 President Joe Biden orders US intelligence services to intensify their efforts to investigate the origins of COVID-19

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2021-05-26 Former advisor Dominic Cummings gives a damming report to MPs into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 2021-05-26 Russia reports it has started vaccinating domestic animals against COVID-19, using the Karnivak-Kov vaccine [1]
  • 2021-05-27 English playwright William Shakespeare reported to have died after receiving COVID-19 vaccine by Argentine news channel Chanal 26 (case of mistaken identity, the Bard died in 1616)
  • 2021-05-30 Tens of thousands of people march in Brazilian cities against President Jair Bolsonaro and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2021-05-31 Peru says its COVID-19 death toll is three times higher than its official count (180,764 vs 68,000), making it one of the hardest high countries per population
  • 2021-06-01 Malaysia begins a full two-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge with record 9,020 news cases recorded May 29
  • 2021-06-04 Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli makes a desperate plea for vaccines amid his country's devastating COVID-19 second wave, reporting nearly 9,000 daily cases late May

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