New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said border workers must be vaccinated by month-end to continue in their positions, after a third COVID-19 case related to a frontline staff was reported.
Citing national security concerns, the Commerce Department added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. trade blacklist.
Paing Takhon, one of Myanmar's most popular celebrities, model and actor, has been arrested by the military as a part of growing clampdown on actors and artists.
India, the third-worst COVID-19-hit country, is beset with vaccine shortages in many states and cities.
India reports 115,736 new coronavirus infections, which have pushed the country's total cases to 12.8 million.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy issued a statement late Monday to claim that the exercises were routine and assigned under an annual schedule.
Myanmar protesters call for more coordinated nationwide dissent, disregarding the military’s moves to repress attempts to rally opposition to its two-month rule.
The number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs jumped by 145 in France on Friday, the biggest increase in five months.
World Health Organization experts warn that the COVID-19 pandemic has put multiple Brazilian states in “critical condition.”