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Japan announces easing of virus emergency ahead of Olympics

Japan has announced the easing of a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas from next week

In poorest countries, surges worsen shortages of vaccines

Some of the poorer countries in the world are seeing a two-headed crisis: a surge in COVID-19 cases and a critical shortage of vaccine.

AP Interview: Official says Nepal desperately needs vaccines

Nepal’s health minister says the country has significantly reduced coronavirus infections after its worst outbreak